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Obama Speeches

The One Phrase Obama Cannot Stop Repeating In His Speeches

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach & Ben Craw | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

Nobody is more committed, concerned, frustrated, offended or madder than the President. At least, that's according to President Barack Obama's spe...

Obama Focusing Attention On Big Problem

Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Seeking to focus public attention on the problem he was sent to the White House to solve...

Governing in Prose

Thrity Umrigar | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics
Thrity Umrigar

As he gets ready for his second inaugural address on January 21, let us hope that the Barack Obama who enthralled the nation with his 2004 Democratic convention speech shows up on that day.

Dear President Obama: Here's Your Hope and Change 2012

Dan Beckmann | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Dan Beckmann

Mitt Romney can't say we're all in this together because all of his policy prescriptions are about doing it alone. This is what turns on the liberal base, but it's also a positive message to swing voters looking for hope again.

Working With Roosevelt

Frank A. Weil | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

In an effort to learn more about the magic of presidential power and style, I came across a book which deserves real attention again, more than 50 years after it was published. Working with Roosevelt is an intimate and granular retelling of FDR's skills, methods and inside life.

The Absurdity of Obama's Quotations

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

As I was perusing my favorite online quotations page recently, I was shocked to discover our new president, a real 'newbie' in terms of governing much less generating legacy quotes that should be remembered through the ages, has 21 quotes listed for himself.

Obama's Next Big Speech

Jerry Weissman | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

Barack Obama has given several notable speeches in his career, starting with his 16-and-a-half-minute "Cinderella" speech at the Democratic National C...

Mr. President, Put Up Your Dukes

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

President Obama, as I know Ted Sorensen told you, words are how a president operates, how a president engages a country. Put up your rhetorical dukes -- we know it's what you're good at when you want to be, and the spirit moves you.

One Year Later: Obama's Best Speeches (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HuffPost is looking back at President Obama's best speeches since the election. One year in, help us pick the standouts: Get HuffPost Politics On ...

Obama Becomes Japan's English Teacher

nytimes.com | MIKI TANIKAWA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO When Utako Sakai was changing the background music in her beauty parlor recently, she did not opt for the classical piano pieces she usually cho...

The Books Obama Should Be Reading

HuffPost's Eyes & Ears | Matthew Palevksy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

While President Obama was lounging on Martha's Vineyard we asked readers to suggest books he should read. Hundreds of people responded with suggestion...

Keeping Obama on Message

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Actually, Mr. President..." "David?" "One more thing before we move off the logistics."

Axelrod On Jon Favreau: "I Call Him Mozart"

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The new president's first address to Congress loomed and Barack Obama had convened a few trusted advisers in the Oval Office. Seated in a chair besi...

Not That Kind of Inaugural Speech

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Barack Obama knows how to get wild, rapturous feedback from crowds. He knows how to set it up -- how to kick up the rhetoric a notch, and the volume a notch -- and how to get a big response.

Obama's Inaugural Gesture to Hindu America

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vamsee Juluri

Obama's mentioning in his inauguration speech of some of the world's great religions can be seen as recognition not just of the people who follow them, but that religion is an immense cultural resource.

Obama's Speech Through a Cuban Lens; Leaving Rhetoric Behind

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yoani Sanchez

The serene statement delivered yesterday by Barack Obama, with his manner of carefully constructed arguments and invocations to harmony, condemned all the rhetoric to be left in the 20th century.

How Obama is Mediating His Way Toward the Presidency

Grande Lum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Grande Lum

What has particularly impressed me about Barack Obama is how he frames situations, utilizes language in conflict, and comports himself very much like a mediator.

Obama Race Speech: Read The Full Text

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

UPDATES: Barack Obama Big News Page Remarks of Senator Barack Obama "A More Perfect Union" Constitution Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania W...

Obama's and McCain's Green Promises Are Just a Matter of Speech

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

Obama said this about solar power. McCain said that about climate change. You no longer have to spar with your "green" friends over who is saying what...

2004 Flashback

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

DENVER — The Democratic National Convention starts in the morning and culminates Thursday night when Sen. Barack Obama formally accepts the party no...

Obama Vows To Keep Talking About Absent Black Fathers

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama said he would continue to chastise absentee black fathers and deliver tough love speeches to the black community, even if the Rev. J...

Bush Official Denies German Press Reports On Obama Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush administration is denying reports in German newspapers that officials expressed opposition to a possible Obama speech at the Brandenberg Gate...

Report: Bush Privately Told Germany He Had Misgivings About Obama Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

**UPDATE** German papers find more evidence that the Bush administration voiced strong opposition to an Obama speech at the Brandenberg Gate. Ben Smi...

Networks May Scale Back Convention Coverage For Obama's Speech

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Major television networks are considering curtailing coverage of the Democratic National Convention after Monday's announcement that Barack Obama will...

Rachel Weiner

It's Official: Obama Will Give Convention Speech At Stadium

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama will accept the Democratic nomination at Denver's Invesco field -- which can hold over 75,000. "The Democratic Party is nominating a true chan...