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India: Obama Speaks to Students - Full Speech at Siri Fort

India: Obama Speaks to Students - Full Speech at Siri Fort
In New Delhi, India, President Obama addresses a gathering of about 2,000 students at the Siri Fort auditorium.
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50 Years Later, Ronald Reagan's 'Time for Choosing' Speech Reads Like a Tea Party Manifesto

50 Years Later, Ronald Reagan's 'Time for Choosing' Speech Reads Like a Tea Party Manifesto
Fifty years ago today, on October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan delivered his (in)famous "A Time for Choosing Speech" in support of Republican Presidential nominee Barry Goldwater over President Lyndon Johnson. Soon thereafter, LBJ went on to defeat Goldwater in one of the greatest landslides in U.S. history. So, in that respect at least, Reagan's speech wasn't toxic. But in most other respects, the speech — and Reagan himself — were a dangerous mix of dishonesty, demagoguery, delusion, and divisiveness.
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Obama Speech: GOP Using Taxpayer Money to Sue Me for Doing a Good Job

Obama Speech: GOP Using Taxpayer Money to Sue Me for Doing a Good Job
President Obama had some great lines in Austin Thursday night, sure to get the GOP riled up. With jobs and the economy on the up, Republican intransigence is looking more and more childish and stubborn. Watch the video here.
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Obama in Speech: Media Shouldn't Give Equal Weight to Crazy (And Very Wrong) Positions on the Right

Obama in Speech: Media Shouldn't Give Equal Weight to Crazy (And Very Wrong) Positions on the Right
President Barack Obama lambasted the media's penchant for false equivalency in a speech in Chicago Thursday night. We have a group (Republicans) who deny science, who continue to race bait, who's intractable political obstinance has caused the government to grind to a screaming halt. These positions are empirically wrong, plain and simple.
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VIDEO: President Obama Speaks at the Civil Rights Summit

VIDEO: President Obama Speaks at the Civil Rights Summit
President Barack Obama spoke at the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ School of Public Affairs here in Austin. His speech addressed voting rights, the necessity of safety net programs, and the work we still must do to move ahead. Video and full transcript after the flip.
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Kerry Mocks Climate Change Deniers (Full Speech from Jakarta)

Kerry Mocks Climate Change Deniers (Full Speech from Jakarta)
While in Jakarta, Indonesia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a major address about the Administration's concerns on global climate change. He called those who continue to deny the overwhelming scientific evidence of climate change the "flat earth society."
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Dr. King: 'It Is a Crime for People to Live in This Rich Nation and Receive Starvation Wages'

Dr. King: 'It Is a Crime for People to Live in This Rich Nation and Receive Starvation Wages'
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr spent a lifetime fighting for working people: for a recognition of the dignity of labor, demanding a living wage to lift all people out of poverty. His cause has become our cause in 2014 as Democrats are fighting for minimum wage increases and our president echoes the words of Dr. King: "... let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full time should have to live in poverty."
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Holder Defends Voting Rights Act, Calls for Reform

Section 5 requires that states with a history of racially motivated voter suppression get approval from the Department of Justice before changing their election laws.
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