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Obama Inaugural Speech

Sam Stein

Barack Obama's Unapologetic Inaugural Address | Sam Stein | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address, delivered on a crisp, overcast day at the nation’s capital, was an unapologetic o...

Obama: 'I Want To Take A Look One More Time' (VIDEO)

Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address was full of pomp, circumstance, and emotion. After delivering his speech in front of the U.S. Capitol, ...

Obama's Middle-Class Vision Still Far From Reality

Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

During his second inaugural address Monday, President Barack Obama painted a picture of a nation that boosted its middle class. But the reality is...

Obama: 'We Will Respond To The Threat Of Climate Change'

Posted 01.21.2013 | Green

In his second inauguration speech on January 21, President Barack Obama addressed climate change and emphasized the country's need to respond and lead...

Ryan Grim

Obama Takes Aim At Paul Ryan In Inaugural Address | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Obama took direct aim in his inaugural address at the Randian rhetoric that animates the politics of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his conserv...

WATCH: Obama Takes Oath Of Office

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama was officially sworn in as president for a second time on Sunday, but he repeated the oath of office Monday in front of thousan...

Inauguration Speech: Obama Starts Second Term With Remarks At U.S. Capitol (FULL TRANSCRIPT)

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama marked the start of his second term with an inaugural speech at the U.S. Capitol. Obama weighed in on "what makes us excepti...

Obama Inauguration Speech Kicks Off Second Term

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's second term kicks off with his inaugural address. Thousands gathered at the U.S. Capitol to hear Obama's speech while mill...

Obama Inauguration Speech Marks Start Of Second Term

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama begins his second term with an inaugural address in front of thousands in the nation's capital. Obama speaks just after he i...

President Obama's Inaugural 2.0: Breaking the Second-Term Jinx

David Kusnet | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
David Kusnet

When President Obama delivers his second inaugural address on Monday, he'll have a harder time than four years ago at appealing to Americans' yearning for hope and change. But he'll also strive to exceed the expectations that have been raised by history itself.

Prior to Inauguration and MLK Day, Let's Nullify All Talk of Nullification

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

As we move forward with the president's executive orders and with his second term in office, it's vital that the rest of us highlight and immediately denounce the sort of dangerous language that Sen. Rand Paul is using.

Obama's Inauguration Speech And The Bible

Samuel L. Adams | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Samuel L. Adams

In a speech that should incorporate but ultimately transcend his policy goals for the second term, President Obama has an opportunity to chart out a course for civility and common purpose that seems largely missing from our public life. Will he use the Bible in this effort?

Right Back Where We Started

Christian Nwachukwu, Jr. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Christian Nwachukwu, Jr.

President Obama campaigned on the message "Change We Can Believe In" and, later, "Change We Need." Exactly 69,456,897 Americans voted for that "change," a change, it seems seldom remembered now, that requires something from us all.

Power in Words

Marge Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marge Baker

Berry and Gottheimer put each speech of Obama's speeches in the context of his ultimate journey toward the presidency, while also revealing details about the behind-the-scenes thought and preparation.

Why the President "Stepped Out" During His Inaugural Parade

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

When Obama climbed from his limo to greet crowds assembled outside the National Archives and Navy Memorial, he followed the suggestion of the Memorial's designer William Conklin.

The Atheist Bus Campaign: Why it's Okay to Offend the Religious

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ali A. Rizvi

What do the holy books -- which billions believe contain the indisputable word of God -- say about non-believers or those who question religion?

The Loyal Opposition

Joe Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Scarborough

What can a good Republican say about the week that has unfolded? I'm not sure. But speaking as an American, all I can say is that I'm damn proud to be a part of this great republic.

Obama's Inaugural Address: Better Than Pundits Allow

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

As a master orator, Obama faced expectations for his inaugural speech that were infused with the stratospheric hopes of his audience. Reporters were ...

Connecting Political Rhetoric to Daily Action

Christine Mason McCaull | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Mason McCaull

Now is the time to connect the big policy rhetoric to your own life. Here are a few suggestions for taking daily action on the issues in the inaugural address.

I Did It Anyway

Beth Broderick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Broderick

I was one of the 2 million folks who braved the elements to attend the Inauguration. I expected cold and confusion and craziness and I got it in spades. I did it anyway.

Obama's Inaugural Speech Gets a B+

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

Watching the speech again after the Inauguration, and watching the world watch it, realizing that there was not a corner of the globe that wasn't listening, I think it is fair to have expected more.

Reflections on "The Speech"

Ben Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Rosen

There was no part of "the speech" that will live in history. Nothing Obama said comes close to the emotional impact of the opening line of his Iowa caucus victory speech.

Behaving Christ-Like

Carol Hoenig | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Hoenig

When President Barack Obama said in his inaugural address that "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus and non-believers", I could...

Frozen, Hungover & Happy in DC

Roderick Spencer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roderick Spencer

On Tuesday, a lot of people in Washington, and I suspect everywhere else in the world, drank way too much. But for once our drunkenness wasn't to blot out reality, but to revel in it.

Obama's First Days Are Impressive But Massive Problems Remain To Be Solved

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

It is great to see such enthusiasm for Obama. It is good to see a new mood of hope. But let's not be unrealistic about our problems--they are many and they are large.