Shows featuring President Obama

  • "We Can’t Tolerate This Anymore": Obama Vows Action After Worst Grade School Massacre in U.S. History Obama-ct-shooting
    In the deadliest rampage at an elementary school in U.S. history, 20 first-grade students and six staff members were killed Friday in Newtown, Connecticut. All of the children killed were six and seven years old. They were all shot multiple times. At a vigil for the victims Sunday night, President Obama vowed unspecified action...
    December 17, 2012 | Story
  • Obama Re-Elected to 2nd Term with Near Sweep of Battleground States Obama
    President Obama has been re-elected to a second term with a resounding victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. By the end of the night, Obama won 50 percent of the popular vote, securing 303 electoral votes to Romney’s 206. Obama swept nearly all of the key battleground states, taking Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania,...
    November 07, 2012 | Story
  • Accepting Democratic Nomination, Obama Pledges to Revive U.S. Economy While Protecting the Environment Obama_2
    Accepting his party’s nomination, President Obama brought the Democratic National Convention to a close Thursday with a vow to fix the nation’s economic problems while protecting the environment. Calling the 2012 election a pivotal moment in the battle against climate change, Obama criticized Republicans who say global...
    September 07, 2012 | Story
  • Obama Calls for Spending Freeze, Lowering Corporate Taxes in State of the Union Obamasou
    President Obama delivered his second State of the Union address last night. Speaking before a newly divided Congress, Obama said the United States was in a 21st century version of the space race and in a global competition to create jobs in science and research. Obama focused much of his speech on the issue of jobs and proposed...
    January 26, 2011 | Story
  • Obama Calls for "Civil and Honest Public Discourse" at Tucson Shooting Memorial Obama-tucson
    More than 26,000 people attended a memorial Wednesday night to remember the victims of Saturday’s shooting in Tucson that left six people dead and 20 wounded, including Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in critical condition. In his 33-minute address, President Obama called for civil and honest public discourse...
    January 13, 2011 | Story
  • Obama Cites BP "Recklessness," Vows Gulf Coast Compensation, and Calls for Green Energy Future — But Won’t Halt Offshore Drilling Obama-address
    Nearly sixty days since the explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig that has spewed over a hundred million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama devoted his first Oval Office address to outlining what he called a "battle plan" to tackle the environmental catastrophe created by the BP spill. The...
    June 16, 2010 | Story
  • In Historic Vote, House Approves Landmark Healthcare Reform Bill Pelosi-billpass
    In a historic vote, the House has approved an overhaul of the nation’s healthcare system that expands coverage to more than 30 million uninsured Americans while forcing millions to purchase private health insurance. We play remarks by President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader John Boehner. [includes...
    March 22, 2010 | Story
  • As Copenhagen Summit Closes, Obama Maintains Widely Criticized US Position on Emissions Cuts, Climate Aid Obama-cop15-dn
    After ten days of talks, uncertainty looms over the Copenhagen summit — and, some might say, the fate of the planet. Negotiations remain deadlocked as fundamental divisions remain between rich and poor countries. A draft agreement drawn up by a small group of countries, including the US, was dismissed overnight by developing...
    December 18, 2009 | Story
  • More War: Obama Unveils Plan to Send 30,000 More Troops to Afghanistan Obama-address
    President Obama announced Tuesday night that he would send an additional 30,000 US troops to Afghanistan in the coming months, bringing the total number of American troops occupying Afghanistan to nearly 100,000. Describing the war as "not just America’s war," Obama vowed to start bringing the troops back home...
    December 02, 2009 | Story
  • In Cairo Speech, Obama Calls for "New Beginning" Between US and Muslims Worldwide Obama-web1
    President Obama delivered a highly anticipated speech in Cairo, Egypt, today, aimed at Muslims across the world. Among several points, Obama defended his decision to escalate the occupation of Afghanistan and refused to apologize for the invasion of Iraq that has led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. On the Israel-Palestine conflict, Obama refused to call for a full Israeli withdrawal...
    June 04, 2009 | Story
  • "We Will Rebuild": In National Address, Obama Offers Ambitious Pledge on Economic Recovery, Healthcare Reform Obamaweb090225
    In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama vowed the nation will be able to rebuild and recover from the economic crisis that has left millions unemployed and pushed millions out of their homes. Obama called on Congress to invest in areas like energy, healthcare and education, while admitting that hard decisions need to be made to reduce the federal deficit. President...
    February 25, 2009 | Story
  • Ahead of Senate Vote, Obama Warns of "Catastrophe" Without Economic Stimulus Obamaweb
    As the Senate prepares to vote on the $800 billion stimulus and recovery package, President Obama urged Congress to pass the bill Monday, first at a town hall meeting in Elkhart, Indiana and later at the first news conference of his presidency. He warned that not acting immediately to rescue the economy could lead to a "catastrophe" and emphasized that only the government could bail out...
    February 10, 2009 | Story