Earlier today, I was briefed by my homeland security team on the events in Boston. The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight. And Michelle and I send our deepest thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims in the wake of this senseless loss. But we do know that multiple people have been wounded, some gravely, in explosions at the Boston Marathon.
Transcript of Obama’s Speech in Israel
Obama's State of the Union Speech: Full Text - The Atlantic
In December , President Barack Obama addressed representatives from anti-poverty nonprofits gathered in Washington, D. He declared war on economic inequality. But by the time Obama gave his speech, his legacy on economic inequality had been sealed. All he could do was defend his reputation, and there was not much worth defending. The bottom 99 percent have only recovered about two-thirds of the income losses they suffered in the Great Recession. Income inequality is down slightly from its all-time high in , but only enough to return the United States to where it was at the start of the Great Recession.
Transcript: President Obama's Address To The Nation On Syria
The second inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States was the 57th inauguration and marked the commencement of the second and final term of Barack Obama as President and Joe Biden as Vice President. The inauguration theme was "Faith in America's Future", a phrase that draws upon the th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln 's Emancipation Proclamation and the completion of the Capitol dome in The theme also stressed the "perseverance and unity" of the United States and echoed the "Forward" theme used in the closing months of Obama's reelection campaign.
It was simulcast online by the White House website as an "enhanced version" with accompanying graphics for key points of the address. Continuing with the tradition started in , members of the th United States Congress sat together regardless of which party they were affiliated with. Clinton Romesha , recipient of the Medal of Honor was invited by Michelle Obama, but declined so as to celebrate his wedding anniversary with his wife and friends. The designated survivor is the member of the president's cabinet who does not attend the address in case of a catastrophic event, in order to maintain a continuity of government.