Tag Archive for President Barack Obama

HOPE: Election Day One Year Ago

On Election Day one year ago on November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States of America. What seemed to be a long shot bid of a freshman Senator from Illinois launched in February 2007, had turned in to the reality of electing our first African-American President. Speaking on Election night before…

Obama Weekly Address: Milestones on Economy and Recovery Act

WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Barack Obama said that while times are still too difficult for too many American families, this week saw real evidence of progress in the economy. On Thursday, we learned that in the third quarter the GDP grew for the first time in over a year, and grew faster…

Leadership and Respect

Early on Thursday morning, President Barack Obama demonstrated leadership and respect for the troops under his command when he solemnly greeted the arriving caskets of fallen soldiers from Afghanistan. Something former President George W. Bush never had the decency to do.

What Obama Actually Said Saturday Night

The short version: Nothing new. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy See the speech here at C-Span The speech was a real Obama barn burner. It hit all the right notes. It was a classic campaign speech. But he’s in office now and that changes what people expect to…

Obama Wins Nobel Prize for Diplomacy

From the LATimes: President Obama, who has pledged to place diplomacy ahead of confrontation and reached out to a skeptical world with offers of mutual understanding, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today for what the committee called “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Obama is only the third sitting…