Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama Hosts White House Student Film Festival

Washington, D.C.  President Barack Obama is showcasing the work of students from around the country who produced short films about service and giving back for a White House contest. The budding filmmakers include a Montana 6-year-old alarmed about climate change and a group of Chicago high school students who spin a hip-hop yarn of encouragement […]

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Primer on U.S. Presidents: From Washington to Obama

Washington, D.C.  As celebrated on the third Monday in February each year, Presidents’ Day is yet again upon us. This is often the time of year students across the country study U.S. Presidents, especially Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, both of whom have birthdays celebrated in February. Luckily, we’ve revamped our Presidents’ pages in time […]

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President Obama on the Death of Kayla Jean Mueller

Washington, D.C.  President Obama released a statement this morning on the tragic death of Kayla Jean Mueller, an aid worker who was taken hostage by ISIL in 2013:  “It is with profound sadness that we have learned of the death of Kayla Jean Mueller.  On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I convey our deepest condolences […]

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President Obama, Dalai Lama to Attend National Prayer Breakfast

Washington, D.C.  President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama will both attend the annual National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday in Washington, but it is not clear whether the two will meet. “Tenzin Gyatso – 14th Dalai Lama (14601345463)” by Christopher Michel from San Francisco. Tenzin Gyatso – 14th Dalai Lama. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 […]

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The Peace We Seek: President Obama Speaks to the People of India

Mumbai, India.  On his last day in India, President Obama delivered a message from America to the people of India on the importance of our relationship as true global partners. “I’m here because I’m absolutely convinced that both our peoples will have more jobs and opportunity, and our nations will be more secure, and the […]

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Obama: India U.S. Partner But Must Work on Religious Intolerance

New Delhi, India.  President Barack Obama said India and the United States are not just natural partners, but that America can be India’s best partner. Obama capped his historic trip to India with a speech calling on both nations to come together to fight poverty, climate change and intolerance. President Barack Obama toasts Prime Minister […]

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Obama: Interesting Stuff Happens in the Fourth Quarter

“My presidency is entering the fourth quarter. Interesting stuff happens in the fourth quarter.” President Barack Obama, 12/19/2014 . The best place to watch President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday is http://wh.gov/SOTU.    5:13 PM – 17 Jan 2015 Tweet

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Obamacare: U.S. Starts Selling Health Insurance to Uninsured

Washington, D.C.  The U.S. has started offering to sell health insurance to millions of people who do not have coverage to help pay their medical bills. Early today, the federal government opened an Internet web site providing information on how uninsured people could buy insurance. The site was initially overwhelmed by so many visitors that many received an […]

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U.N. to Unveil Memorial to Victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade

U.N.: Palestinian Conflict Continues to Destroy Human Life, Dignity

World Water Day 2015: Pursuit of Better Water Access for All

Obama Hosts White House Student Film Festival

U.N.: Learning Lessons of Intolerance Critical to Ridding Racism

U.N. Chief Calls for Efforts to ‘Fill World with Happiness’