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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...

Meet The Young Chicago Native Who Became Obama's New Speechwriter

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.26.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama decided to attend a memorial service in Arizona for victims of a deadly mass shooting that severely injured ...

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.

Ted Sorensen DEAD: John F. Kennedy Speechwriter, Obama Supporter, Dies At 82

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Of the courtiers to Camelot's king, Theodore C. Sorensen, who died Sunday, ranked just below Bobby Kennedy. He was the adoring, tirel...

Obama Takes An 'I-Get-It' Approach: How The President Makes Policy Personal

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — To show how well he understands life's daily struggles, President Barack Obama likes to tell the tale of a regular guy who has been...

Obama Juggling Full Agenda Of Domestic Issues

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's intense juggling of domestic issues reflects all the realities he faces at once: a vast agenda, a smaller ...

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: VideoCampaignText = "How ...

Obama's Favorite Phrases

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For all his flourish, President Barack Obama sure falls back on a few familiar phrases. Make no mistake. Change isn't easy. It won...

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...

Obama Abandoning 'War On Terror' Catchphrase

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The "War on Terror" is losing the war of words. The catchphrase burned into the American lexicon hours after the attacks of Sept. ...

Japanese Use Obama's Speeches To Learn English

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Aspiring English speakers in Japan have made President Barack Obama's book of speeches and accompanying CD a national best-seller. In A...

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 05.25.2011 | Politics

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