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Obama Gives Speech In Historic Location

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

BERLIN -- Appealing for a new citizen activism in the free world, President Barack Obama renewed his call Wednesday to reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear...

Michelle And Daughters Thread Roses At Berlin Wall

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2013 | World

By Sarah Marsh and Alexandra Hudson BERLIN, June 19 (Reuters) - Michelle Obama and her daughters threaded roses through the narrow slo...

Obama Talks Climate Change In Berlin

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green

BERLIN, June 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States understood it had to do more to fight climate change and...

'Our Work Is Not Yet Done'

AP | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

BERLIN -- President Barack Obama is challenging Americans and Europeans not to become complacent even though the Cold War is over. Obama is speaking ...

Obama Defends NSA Programs

AP | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

BERLIN -- President Barack Obama says lives have been saved by sweeping surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency. Obama says at leas...

Obama To Give Major Speech Amid Backlash From Spying Scandal

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

* Obama to speak at Brandenburg Gate, meet Merkel * German leader to press president on cyber-snooping * After pivot to ...

Obama Cancels Plans To Attend Berlin Wall Anniversary

Spiegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

US President Barack Obama has shelved his plans to attend festivities marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Secretary of State ...

Dowd's Snark Shoots Up, Down

Nancy Kruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Kruh

In his book, Snark David Denby describes Maureen Dowd as "essentially sour and without hope," but my evidence, I believe, proves him wrong.

Born In The U.S.A. - Expats Look Back

Stefan Sirucek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stefan Sirucek

If America is indeed on the path to being cool again we might see a wave of this sort of voluntary repatriation.

Overseas Voters Could Be a Factor

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

The internet has made it a great deal easier for the 6 million U.S. expats to vote. It seems clear that more young people living overseas will vote than ever before and that there are more Democrats than Republicans casting overseas ballots.

Turkey Hollow Almanac: The Power of Words

David Mixner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Mixner

As I recounted in my initial thoughts about the Obama Berlin speech, I recalled that Gandhi said we have to value our words as much as our actions. Obama understands that, and our history has shown it to be true.

Obama in Berlin: Walking the Walk

Stefan Sirucek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stefan Sirucek

The speech is a brisk, affecting affair. There are big cheers when Obama talks about nuclear disarmament and dealing with climate change, but the crowd's response to "defeating terror" is noticeably muted.

Obama And The Wall

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

During my recent travels to the Middle East, I found that although Obama fairs much better than his rival, early enthusiasm for his candidacy has been replaced by skepticism.

Three American Freedom Speeches In Berlin

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Tomasic

For anyone who hasn't surfed over yet, PrezVid has a great three-part line up of videos, a series of what what you could call "the American Freedom Sp...

Ich Bin Ein Whatever

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier today I wrote a post about all the "Ich Bin Ein" headlines that were springing up around Barack Obama's visit to Berlin, in a callback to the ...

Obama's Berlin Speech: Candidate Dampens Expectations (VIDEO)

Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH LIVE STREAMING VIDEO*** The buzz about Barack Obama's Berlin speech is almost at a fever pitch in the final hours before he d...

Obama On Election Choice: "It's The Devil You Know Vs. The Devil You Don't"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tonight, NBC airs a Brian Williams interview of Barack Obama. Asked about being the "riskier choice," Obama gives an interesting response: BRIAN WI...

Obama Berlin Speech: Reagan, Kennedy Comparisons; More Media Reactions

The Huffington Post | Dan Duray/Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Major news organizations are drawing comparisons between Barack Obama's speech in Berlin today and those of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. (They w...

Ich Bin Ein Obama Headline!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Once Obama addresses the throngs of change-loving Germans and proclaims himself a jelly donut, it'll be all over — the "Ich Bin Ein" headlines will be flying faster than 99 Luftballons floating in the summer sky.

Berlin Was Wrong Place for Obama's Wall Speech

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama's speech had high points and deserves applause -- but it's ultimately forgettable because he failed to deliver the most important lines where they most mattered.

Obama Berlin Speech: See Video, Photos, Full Speech Transcript

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before the largest crowd of his campaign, Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama on Thursday summoned Europeans and Americans together to "def...

Ich bin ein... Afghaner?

Abbie Tingstad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Abbie Tingstad

The equivalent of the dramatic Kennedy or Reagan speeches would have had to take place elsewhere. Sprinkling a speech on freedom with Farsi or Pashto in Afghanistan would have sent a message.

Bush Bans State Department Officials From Obama Rally

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

The sentiments expressed by Germans, who worship Obama as much as they loathe George W. Bush, might not be ones that the administration is eager to hear.

"Ich bin ein Amerikaner"

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Both Obama and McCain have an opportunity to change the meaning, of what "I am an American" has come to signify around the world. For the sake of our national security, it can't come a moment too soon.

Obamavolk Prepare For Obama Blitz

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Berlin is girding itself for up to a million spectators. The security cost to the city is closing on $500,000. And some Germans are already preparing not to like what Obama has to say.