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Shows featuring President Barack Obama

  • President Obama: Nelson Mandela "Freed Not Just the Prisoner, But the Jailer As Well" Obama
    Tens of thousands gathered at the FNP Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg today for a memorial to honor Nelson Mandela, who died last week at the age of 95. Nearly 100 heads of state traveled to South Africa for the memorial, including President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro. Mandela’s body will then lie in...
    December 10, 2013 | Story
  • Exclusive: As Obama and Romney Agree on Afghan War, Israel and Syria, Third Parties Give Alternative Third_expanded_debate
    In the last of our exclusive "Expanding the Debate" series, we bring you highlights of our coverage of last night’s final presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, with the added voices of third-party candidates. As Obama and Romney faced off for the last time before the general election, we...
    October 23, 2012 | Story
  • Expanding the Debate Exclusive: Third-Party Candidates Break the Sound Barrier as Obama-Romney Spar Presidential_debate_2012_expanded_2
    As President Obama and Mitt Romney squared off for the first time on Wednesday night, Democracy Now! broke the sound barrier by pausing after Obama’s and Romney’s answers to get real-time responses from candidates Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party. Stein and Anderson joined...
    October 04, 2012 | Story
  • “We Have Intervened to Stop a Massacre”: Obama Defends the U.S.-Led Military Action in Libya Play_libya_obama
    In his first major television address since ordering the bombing of Libya earlier this month, President Obama defended his decision, citing Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s repeated human rights violations, an international consensus for interventions, the revolutions sweeping the Middle East and North Africa, and...
    March 29, 2011 | Story
  • Obama, Cheney Spar over Torture Policies in Separate Addresses Obamacheneyweb
    President Obama gave a speech Thursday defending his plan to close Guantanamo Bay and repudiating several key aspects of the Bush administration’s counterterrorism program. But he also acknowledged for the first time he supports indefinitely holding some prisoners without trial. Former Vice President Dick Cheney then gave a major address of his own defending the Bush...
    May 22, 2009 | Story
  • Barack Obama Sworn In as 44th President of United States Obamaswearweb
    At 12:04 p.m. on Tuesday, before a record crowd of over one million people, Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in, becoming the nation’s first African American president. Obama laid his hand on the same Bible used by Abraham Lincoln at his inauguration in 1861. [includes rush transcript]
    January 21, 2009 | Story