Barack Obama - Democratic Nomination Victory Speech
B arack Obama Democratic Nomination Victory Speech delivered 3 June 2008, Saint Paul, Minnesota Audio mp3 of Address Plug-in required for flash audio click for pdf click for flash [AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text version below transcribed directly from audio] Thank you. . . . Thank you. What a -- What a wonderful reception. Thank you, Saint Paul. Thank you, Minnesota. Thank you, JoAnn Syverson , for the wonderful introduction. Thank you, Michelle Obama and Malia Obama and Sasha Obama. Thank you to my brothers and sisters. Thank you to -- Thank you to my staff.
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Coach Whitey Durham (Character)
The content of this page was created by users. It has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff. Dan Scott: You're full of crap. Coach Whitey Durham: It comes with old age, Danny, constipation. Dan Scott: Nathan. Remember, 20 shots - no less. Nathan Scott: Got it, Dad. Coach Whitey Durham: Quit yakking and warm up. Coach Whitey Durham: Scott. Nathan: Sup coach? Coach Whitey Durham: Not you. [looks at Lucas] Coach Whitey Durham: You. [looks at Nathan] Coach Whitey Durham: You go read a book or something. Coach Whitey Durham: Nice, isn't it? A lot of people like their gyms loud.
In convention speech, Obama to make case for a third term of his policies
CLOSE President Obama spoke at the past three Democratic National Conventions and he will take the stage for the fourth time on Wednesday. Sara Snyder PHILADELPHIA — President Obama will take the stage at the Democratic National Convention for the fourth time Wednesday to make an argument that only one president has made successfully in modern times: that his policies deserve a third term in the form of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The speech is as important for Obama's place in history as it is for Clinton's future. And it will require Obama to juggle a variety of rhetorical chores: defending his own legacy, unifying the Democratic Party and promoting his once bitter rival for the presidency.
Obama Gun Control Press Conference: Watch A Live Stream Of The White House Announcement
UPDATE: 12:35 p. m. EST — President Barack Obama wiped away tears as he spoke Tuesday at a news conference announcing executive actions on gun control. Obama addressed critics and invoked American citizens' constitutional rights as he outlined his plans to make the nation safer. "Our right to worship freely and safely — that right was denied to Christians in Charleston, South Carolina. It was denied to Jews in Kansas City. It was denied to Muslims in Chapel Hill and Sikhs in Oak Creek. They had rights too," he said, adding that victims were robbed of rights in places like Littleton, Colorado, and Lafayette, Louisiana.
Who says he can't go anywhere without a teleprompter? Obama endures another unfortunate moment on the campaign trail
By Daily Mail Reporter Published:02:26 EDT, 23 August 2012 |Updated:10:43 EDT, 23 August 2012 His critics will say this unfortunate photo reveals a deeper problem with his presidency -- that he's just a walking teleprompter. A Reuters photographer captured a shot of Barack Obama with his face obscured by a teleprompter during a campaign event at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday. The Drudge Report suggested that the shot was 'rude. ' At the very least, it's been raising eyebrows. Scroll down for video Tella-Barack: For a moment, the President turned into a teleprompter during a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio For just one moment, through one camera lens, the President of the United States turned into a teleprompter.
On This Day: President Bush Declares “War on Terror”
Educators, challenge your students to learn vital Web research skills and study an event in history with the On This Day Challenge. Participating classes will be eligible for prizes and could be featured on findingDulcinea. Learn more >> On This Day: Ford Model T Unveiled October 01, 2014 05:00 AM On This Day: US Forces Invade Panama December 20, 2013 06:00 AM Win McNamee/APPresident Bush addresses a Joint Session of Congress, Sept. 20, 2001. September 20, 2011 05:00 AM by findingDulcinea Staff On Sept.
The Greatest Penn State Running Backs of All Time
Well, spring practice is over. The Blue-White Game has been played. The NFL draft has come and gone. Heck, even the apartment fight is officially on the back burner until August now. We need something to talk about here, so I figured it might be cool to reflect on some Penn State history for some of the younger fans who may not have an appreciation for Penn State football dating back before the 1980's. Today we'll focus on the greatest Penn State running backs of all time. Special thanks to Nittany Anthology, a fantastic historical Penn State website from whom many of the stats and pictures were taken from.
Nelson Mandela Online
Mandela's words, "The struggle is my life," are not to be taken lightly. "I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die". Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013) served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election.
The Prime Minister of Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the ceremony marking the operational integration of the David's Sling air defense system today, at the Hatzor air force base. Also in attendance were Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt. -Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, GOC Air Force Maj. -Gen. Amir Eshel, US Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Admiral James Syring and Air Defense Commander Brig. -Gen. Zvi Haimovitz. Prime Minister Netanyahu:. . . "I want to welcome Vice Admiral James Syring, Director of the US Missile Defense Agency and the Charge d’affaires of the American embassy in Israel, Leslie Tsou, who have joined us this afternoon.