President Barack Obama


Fri January 17, 2014

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama Speaks On NSA Programs

Screencap of the President speaking on the NSA from the Department of Justice, Jan. 17. 2014.
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Speaking from the Department of Justice, President Obama announced the results of the administration's review of U.S. electronic intelligence gathering.

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Fri December 20, 2013

Obama On Health Care Rollout: 'We Screwed It Up'

Originally published on Fri December 20, 2013 3:46 pm

Carolyn Kaster AP

President Obama, in his final news conference of the year, sought to put the best face on a difficult first year of his second term.

Speaking a few hours before he heads to Hawaii for a two-week vacation, Obama is meeting with reporters at the White House.

He touted the improving economy, saying 2 million jobs had been added in 2013, with the unemployment rate now at its lowest level in five years.

"2014 can be a breakthrough year," he said.

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Fri December 20, 2013

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: Obama's 2013 Year End News Conference

Screencap of President Obama as he holds his end of year news conference, Dec. 20, 2013
White House

President Obama held a news conference Friday from the White House before departing Washington for the holidays. The President addressed the economy, health care and the NSA among other topics.

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Thu December 5, 2013

World Reflects On The Life Of Nelson Mandela

Originally published on Fri December 6, 2013 6:18 am

Nelson Mandela with South African President F.W. de Klerk in May 1990. Mandela died Thursday at 95.
Denis Farrell AP

Nelson Mandela, who became an icon of the struggle for racial equality during a decades-long struggle against South Africa's apartheid system, is being remembered across the globe on Thursday following his death at age 95.

Mandela died after a prolonged lung infection, which had been a recurring problem for him since his days as a prisoner of conscience on South Africa's Robben Island. He served 27 years at the notorious jail.

"He is now resting. He is now at peace," South African President Jacob Zuma said in an address to the nation.

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Thu November 14, 2013

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: Obama's Statement On The Affordable Care Act

Screencap of President Obama speaking from the White House Press Breifing room as he makes his statement on the current state of the Affordable Care Act and rollout, Nov. 14, 2013.
White House

President Obama spoke from the White House press room Thursday. The president first addressed the situation in the Philippines before making a statement on the state of the Affordable Care Act and the rollout of

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