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Obama Inauguration Speech

Obama's Popularity Rises To 3-Year High

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

President Obama's popularity among constituents is rising in the early days of his second term. According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, 60 p...

Behind the Scenes at Inauguration '13 (VIDEO)

Smokey Fontaine | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Smokey Fontaine

Folks turned up to be a part of the second inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama with hope in their hearts and a dream in their eyes. America was alive that day in Washington.

Mark Blumenthal

Obama's Progressive Inaugural Themes Get Surprising Support | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's inaugural address may have irritated conservatives as much as it thrilled liberals, but opinion polling shows t...

No Apology

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

Several have noted the president's unapologetic tone in his second inaugural address. With the whole world watching, it was a call to action to end discrimination against gay and lesbian Americans. For that we can be proud. I know I am.

Obama Climate Push To Tie Jobs To Environment

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

* Tax reform could help boost renewable energy - Deese * Obama also favors "targeted and smart" research spending * Divi...

Obama's Second Inaugural Address: The Dream Of Equality Is Getting Closer

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

Obama's speech cleared up any lingering doubts about his commitment to LGBT equality. He signaled that he views this topic as more than a political issue to give lip service to. What we heard was a man who considers LGBT equality an important legacy issue.

Chris Christie Blasts Obama 'Manifesto'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was willing to reach out to offer President Barack Obama congratulations after he won reelection in November, but a...

Obama's Second Inaugural Address And My Personal Journey From The Stonewall To The National Mall

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

The president's words struck me to the core. Just as I became an accidental activist when I transitioned, I was an accidental participant in the Stonewall uprising when I stumbled upon the chaos when I was trying to attend a concert at the Village Vanguard on the night of June 28, 1969.

Yield Not to Temptation

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

On Monday morning, we watched history unfold before our very eyes. Unfortunately, by the time I arrived at the studio that evening, the temptation to be distracted from our mandate as Americans was already in full effect.

Obama Linking Selma To Stonewall Divides The Black Community

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

Some African Americans felt "dissed" by the president's speech. The linkage of their civil rights struggle with that of LGBTQ Americans did nothing to quell their dislike of the comparison. For them, the fact that it was spoken by this president made it sting more.

Inauguration 2013: A Transgender Call To Action

Gwendolyn Ann Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gwendolyn Ann Smith

It is vital to view the history of the Stonewall rebellion much more closely and not let that fight be reduced to simply the right of gay and lesbian Americans to get married. It is important to note that at the forefront of the fight were two transgender women, Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson.

Luke Johnson

Unlikely Solution Could Be Part Of Bold Obama Promise | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON--Speaking before a crowd of an estimated 1 million people on the National Mall Monday, President Barack Obama made a bold promise in his se...

Gingrich Jabs 'Goofy Left-Wingism' In Obama Speech

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) approved of 80 percent of President Barack Obama's inaugural address, he told Newsmax on Tuesday. Th...

More Prose Than Poetry in Obama's 2nd Inaugural Address

ProPublica | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

The president's calculation today seemed to be that the occasion presented a chance, perhaps a last chance, to recall the political system to what Lincoln, in his first inaugural address, called the "better angels of our nature."

President Obama's History-Making Gay Rights Inaugural Speech

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

By referring to the Stonewall riots in the same sentence as Seneca Falls and Selma, Obama put the LGBT rights struggle within the context of the great civil rights movements in American history. When the first African-American president says that discrimination is discrimination, that is profound.

Barack Obama's Beloved Community

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 03.23.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

From my vantage point on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Building you could see soldiers and veterans, gay couples and immigrants, women and men, young students and seniors loudly applaud the president's message and vision.

The Second Act (of a Nation)

Saladin Ambar | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Saladin Ambar

The president had the temerity to name the unnamable. The people and parts of the country that have never come up in so many prior inaugurals. And there were great lines and better sentiments.

Time for a Great Orator to Become a Great President

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Thank you, President Barack Hussein (I'm not afraid of his middle name) Obama. You did more today in one speech than most have in a lifetime. Because you made me, for once, feel like an American that should, and will, one day be treated equally under the law.

Arthur Delaney

Obama Denounces Income Inequality In Inauguration Speech | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In almost every major speech during his first term, President Barack Obama has lamented that the American Dream -- in his view, the prom...

Christina Wilkie

Obama's Inaugural Message To Gun Lobby: Expect Action | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - President Obama on Monday delivered an inaugural address that was filled with optimism and themes of equality and progressive policy. But...

Obama Asks America to Learn the Radical Lessons of Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In evoking the battles at Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall -- and in selecting Evers, Blanco, and Rev. Leon to participate in the ceremony -- Obama was reminding Americans that the progress toward a better society is made primarily by people working together through social movements.

The Audacity to Still Have Hope

Ilene Angel | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Ilene Angel

Words stir emotions. And President Obama wields the power of his words effectively to stir up hope and a call to action.

Best Quotes From Obama's Speech Explored

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama was sworn in to his second term on Monday in front of thousands at the U.S. Capitol. Obama gave his inaugural address after ...

Obama Gives Inaugural Address In Front Of Thousands

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama kicked off his second term in office by giving an inaugural address in front of thousands in the nation's capital. After his...

Obama Gives Inauguration Speech At U.S. Capitol

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed thousands at our nation's capital on the day of his inauguration. Obama took the stage to deliver his first remark...