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Howard Fineman

'Humbler' Obama Recalls Example Set By Mandela | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In mid-afternoon, a somber, reflective Barack Obama sat on a stage here with MSNBC's Chris Matthews, talking about the limits of the pre...

Lincoln, Mandela and Obama: Lessons for Leaders Over Three Centuries

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Mandela's leadership lessons will belong to the ages, just as Lincoln's leadership lessons do. Two very different men, but they shared the same defining qualities that we need in the 21st century. As Nancy Koehn put in the conclusion of her speech at the Aspen Ideas Festival: "We need muscles of moral courage, we need to flex them, we need to find them, we need to help others recognize them and find them in themselves. Nothing more is needed and nothing less will do at this moment of great turbulence, great promise, great peril."

Obama Meets Mandela Family

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

* U.S. president likens Mandela to George Washington * Avoids visit to hospital to see anti-apartheid hero * Police fire...

Obama Unsure About Mandela Visit

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

JOHANNESBURG — Inspired by Nelson Mandela's struggles in South Africa, a young Barack Obama joined campus protests in the U.S. against the racis...

Obama's African Tour Begins

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

DAKAR, Senegal — President Barack Obama opened a weeklong trip to Africa on Wednesday, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment ...

Obama Unlikely To See Mandela On Trip, South Africa Minister Says

Agence France Presse | Agence France Presse | Posted 08.25.2013 | Black Voices

US President Barack Obama is unlikely to see critically ill Nelson Mandela when he visits South Africa later this week, the country's minister of inte...

Obama To Write Foreword To Nelson Mandela's New Book

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — From one Nobel winner to another: President Barack Obama is writing a foreword to Nelson Mandela's new book. Publisher Farrar, Strau...

Sam Stein

A Message To Obama: Study Mandela | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of America's most prominent and well-respected pollsters has a piece of advice for Barack Obama: study Nelson Mandela. Stan Greenberg, who helped...