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Obama Acceptance Speech

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.

WATCH: Obama Delivers Victory Speech

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama electrified supporters with his victory speech delivered in Chicago in the early hours of the morning after midnight on Wednesd...

Obama Defeats Romney In Presidential Election

AP | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics

BY DAVID ESPO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov....

Obama Delivers Presidential Victory Speech

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama delivered a victory speech to his supporters after being projected the winner of the presidential election over Republican nominee Mitt R...

Sam Stein

Obama: 'We Don't Turn Back' | Sam Stein | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There were no fireworks on Thursday night -- at least not of the literal variety. There were no Greek columns or open-air stadiums ...

Obama Democratic Convention Speech: Recovery Path Hard, Challenge 'Can Be Met'

Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO AND ROBERT FURLOW, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama conceded only halting progre...

Read Barack Obama's Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered his Democratic National Convention speech at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday night. Bel...

LIVE UPDATES: Obama Makes Case For Second Term With DNC Speech

Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama made his case for a second term with his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday night. ...

Obama: 'The Path We Offer May Be Harder, But It Leads To A Better Place'

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO AND ROBERT FURLOW, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama acknowledged slow progress t...

Read Excerpts Of Obama's DNC Speech

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama will deliver his speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday night. Below, excerpts of his r...

Obama Speech At Democratic Convention To Outline Economic Vision

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

* Obama has chance to spell out his economic approach * Hard act to follow after Clinton at Democratic convention * Fina...

Obama Convention Speech Seeks To Sway Undecided Voters, Fire Up Supporters

Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

By JULIE PACE AND CALVIN WOODWARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and t...

Obama's DNC Speech Moved Indoors Due To Severe Weather Threat

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- President Barack Obama will not be giving his big speech on Thursday in Bank of America Stadium after all. On Wednesday, the Democr...

Harry Truman Advises Obama in Charlotte: Reconvene Congress to Fix Fiscal Cliff

Victor Williams | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Victor Williams

At the 1948 Democratic National Convention, Harry Truman accepted his party's nomination with a bold speech condemning the "Do Nothing" Republican Congress. President Truman was substantive and specific.

Officials Make Curious Choice For Obama Speech

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- President Barack Obama plans to accept the Democratic presidential nomination in the open air of Bank of America Stadium on the fin...

The World Breaths a Sigh of Relief as America's Light Goes Back On

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Looking at the faces of the people in the crowd, as Obama gives his first speech as president-elect, I see a hope that beams bright, a hope that does not stop at red or blue state borders.

Jesse Jackson Explains His Tears For Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Standing with more than 200,000 Obama supporters in Grant Park Tuesday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson cried as learned that Barack Obama would become America...

Connecting Some Dots

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I can't help but see a sutble connection between this: "To those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote, but I hear...

Obama Victory Speech - VIDEO, TEXT

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATES: Barack Obama Big News Page ***SCROLL FOR VIDEO, FULL TEXT*** The election is over. Tonight President-Elect Obama celebrated in Gran...

The Next First Family Of The United States

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. I was raised with the help of a white grandfather who survived a Depression to ...

Howard Wolfson: Obama Has Won Me Over

The Huffington Post via GothamAcme | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The stalwart Clintonite says he saw something in Barack Obama's Denver speech: No one in recent history had attempted this kind of a political conve...

Wesley Clark Spotted At Obama Acceptance Speech

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

General Wesley Clark, whom the left feared was dissed by Barack Obama into not attending the convention, is right here, underneath the stage, in a cri...

Obama's Nomination Speech In Denver and Dayton

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Suddenly my companion is sobbing, "I'm three generations from slavery," she says. I'm holding her. "I didn't know it would affect me this way," she says, and I'm thinking that all of my maternal American ancestors owned slaves.

Realizing A Dream

Rob Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Harper

Many African Americans in the stadium openly wept as Barack accepted what many thought they would never see in there lifetime. "I realize that I am not the likeliest candidate for this office," he said. "I don't fit the typical pedigree."

Kerry Gives Obama Acceptance Speech Advice

PolitickerMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Sen. John Kerry, the last Democrat to accept a presidential nomination, and his wife, Teresa Heinz, sat down with Monday to refl...