The President’s State of the Union Speech: Why It Matters

By ShareAmerica Millions of people around the world are expected to tune in to catch President Trump’s State of the Union address on January 30. The speech to a joint session of Congress is an opportunity for the president to review the
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Here’s President Trump’s First Address to Congress

By ShareAmerica President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on February 28. THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — and citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of (more...)

Here’s Newly Sworn-in President Trump’s Full Speech

By ShareAmerica President Trump delivered this inaugural address on January 20, 2017. THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its (more...)

Clinton, Obama Urge Acceptance of Trump’s Victory

VOA America's Democratic political elite tried to move the country toward acceptance and reconciliation Wednesday in the wake of Republican Donald Trump's stunning presidential victory that continues to reverberate around the world. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama both spoke about the need for the country to give Trump (more...)

Obama Urges Americans Not to Give in to Fear

VOA News Following the recent attack in California, President Barack Obama has called on Americans not to give in to fear, while trying to assure the public that he and his administration take the threat of terrorism seriously. In a rare speech from the Oval Office in the White House, Obama Sunday (more...)

President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address

Remarks of President Barack Obama State of the Union Address Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Washington, D.C. THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America’s graduation rate to its (more...)

Half a Century Ago, John F. Kennedy Addressed United Nations

“We meet again in the quest for peace.” On September 20, 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy greeted the U.N. General Assembly with those words and outlined his vision for a world moving beyond the shadow of war to a future of hope and peace. “The world has not escaped (more...)

Obama’s Call with Russian President Putin

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Putin President Obama spoke by phone today with President Putin of Russia to convey his condolences on the tragic hospital fire outside of Moscow that killed dozens last week, and to reiterate his appreciation for the close cooperation that the United (more...)

Five Living Presidents Dedicate Bush Presidential Center

“My deepest conviction, the guiding principle of the administration, is that the United States of America must strive to expand the reach of freedom,” former President George W. Bush said in the dedication ceremony at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas April 25. The former (more...)

President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union Address

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary February 12, 2013 Remarks by the President in THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C. 9:15 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, fellow citizens: Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this chamber that “the Constitution makes us not (more...)

Republicans About President’s Speech

We all know President Obama delivers a great speech-and he knows it too. What he may not know are the facts that contrast with the words on his teleprompter. Just watch this video highlighting promises from his past State of the Unions to see what we (more...)

U.S. Presidential Inaugurations Serve Multiple Purposes

By Jane Morse Staff Writer The inauguration of the president of the United States is a quasi-religious holiday, a celebrity gala and an opportunity for political management all rolled into one, according to professor Michael Cornfield, a political scientist at George Washington University in Washington. Speaking January 18 at (more...)

“Faith in America’s Future” Is 2013 Obama Inaugural Theme

Ceremonies for President Obama’s inauguration for a second term will have “Faith in America's Future” as an overall theme. New York Democratic Senator Charles E. Schumer, chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC), which selected the theme, said the theme commemorates the United States’ perseverance (more...)

Getting Involved and Making a Difference

From the staff members of local government officials to presidents in the Oval Office — everyone involved in the political process has a story about how he or she first decided to become involved in government. Former President Bill Clinton

World Reacts to U.S. Presidential Election

Nations around the globe reacted to the re-election of President Obama on November 6. In the village of Kogelo in western Kenya, where President Obama’s father was born, men, women and children sang and danced in the streets. “Kenya, as always, is proud of our association with you," Kenyan (more...)


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