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Obama: Washington Is Ready To Work With Iran, Russia To End Syria War

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The United States is willing to work with Iran and Russia to try to end the Syrian conflict, U.S. President Barack...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Acknowledges Ferguson Was An International Embarrassment | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, President Barack Obama cited the racial strife in Ferguson, Missouri, as an example of ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Calls On The World To Help Destroy ISIS | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday appealed to the global community to help the United States bring down Islamic State militants, sayin...

Obama Opens Meetings With Big Opportunities Fraught With Pitfalls

Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — President Barack Obama opens meetings at the United Nations with diplomatic opportunities on three...

Obama in the U.N. Den

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Fully 85 percent of Obama's speech was devoted to political crises across the Muslim world, from ambassador Chris Stevens' death to the Arab uprisings to Syria to Israel-Palestine and Iran, with even a passing sentence about Afghanistan.

President Obama's U.N. Speech Provides Major Support to Civil Society Across the Globe

Frank Vogl | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Frank Vogl

President Obama's speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2012, will be a powerful inspiration to civil society activists across the world who are fighting for democracy, an end to human rights abuse, for press freedom, for justice and against corruption.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, as anti-American protests continued in Pakistan and across the Middle East, President Obama, speaking to the U.N. General Assembly, condemned as "crude and disgusting" the video being blamed for sparking the outrage throughout the Muslim world. As well he should. But he had nothing to say about something else "crude and disgusting": the drone attacks Pakistan's Foreign Minister fingered as the primary reason her country has become one of the most virulent anti-American countries in the world -- and which a new study, "Living Under Drones," labeled "damaging and counterproductive." Indeed, the Obama administration has defended its drone policy and argued that there is no "credible evidence" drone strikes have led to any civilian deaths -- a claim the study strongly refutes (putting the actual number between 474 and 881). Now, we may not have control over crazies making inflammatory videos, but we do have control over a misguided policy that is killing innocent people -- and fanning the flames of hatred.

President Obama's UN Speech: A Must-Read for Supporters of Israel

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Especially in light of a new heavy-handed $6.5 million ad campaign by the Republican Jewish Coalition, all voters who are concerned about President Obama's position on Iran or continued U.S. support for Israel should -- no, must -- read the address he delivered to the UN General Assembly.

Obama At The U.N.: A New Religion Doctrine

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 09.27.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama on Tuesday (Sept. 25) gave a forceful speech at the United Nations, in which he challenged much of the world's assump...

Joshua Hersh

Obama At UN Challenges World Leaders To Fight Intolerance | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

It wasn't quite the sweeping narrative of past addresses, but in a strongly worded speech before the opening session of the United Nations General Ass...

Obama's Gay Rights UN Speech: A Step in the Right Direction, But Is It Enough?

Tina Mabry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tina Mabry

During these past 65 years, hundreds of thousands in the LGBT community have found themselves bashed, ostracized, bullied and/or murdered without one United States president even uttering the call for equal rights in front of the U.N. Assembly.

On Israel & Palestine, Barack Obama Is Rick Perry

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 11.23.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

President Obama's speech to the General Assembly succeeded in making clear why the Palestinians had no choice but to take their statehood bid to the UN and why the United States can no longer pretend to be an "honest broker" in the conflict.

Limbaugh: Obama Plagiarized Me

Posted 11.21.2011 | Media

Rush Limbaugh accused President Obama of plagiarizing him during his speech at the United Nations on Wednesday. Obama's speech drew attention mostl...

Obama: It's Two States or One State (Not Israel)

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

For Palestinians, Obama's idea of a possible future is bad but not "the end." For Jews, who recall what the price of statelessness is, Obama's warning is terrifying. But he is absolutely right.

From Idealism to Grand Strategy: The Next Challenge for Obama

Peter Henne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Henne

Our grand strategy should focus not on a threatening culture or the rise of another state, but on managing these fault lines and avoiding any sudden eruptions of conflict along them.

Building Momentum for Mid-East Peace: Bring Back the Multilaterals

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steven L. Spiegel

In his speech to the UN General Assembly, President Obama provided the direction for a new approach to foreign affairs, calling for regional initiatives with multilateral participation. We have an idea for just such an initiative.

Obama Speech: Global Community Has Fallen Woefully Short

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEN FELLER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama exhorted world leaders on Wednesday to step up and do their part in tackling g...

Obama UN Speech (TEXT, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama delivered his first address to the UN General Assembly today, calling on the global community to come together in a "new era of engage...

Obama's UN Speech and American Leadership on Nuclear Disarmament

James Lamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Lamond

The proliferation of nuclear weapons is one of the most dangerous and frightening of modern challenges. Yet it also one the challenge that through American global leadership and international cooperation can be addressed.

Obama UN Speech: LIVE VIDEO

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama is speaking, along with other world leaders, at the UN. Watch live via the MSNBC player below. WATCH: Visit for B...

The Other Shoe Drops: Obama Lays Out Goals for Middle East Peace at the UN

Amjad Atallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amjad Atallah

President Obama has just articulated the United States' goals to the world. Time for the Israelis and Palestinians to dust off all their permanent status plans that have been gathering dust for more than a decade.

Obama UN Climate Change Speech (Text)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama delivered a speech to the United Nations today as 100 world leaders gathered for the highest-level summit yet on climate change. Obama...