Tag Archives: Liberalism in the United States

04Nov/17

Latest JFK files include secret documents on Martin Luther King

SELMA, ALABAMA, UNITED STATES (NBC) – The latest trove of formerly classified documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy included about a dozen secret documents on slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, including an FBI dossier that alleged King may have fathered an illegitimate child and had an affair with folk singer Joan Baez. Continue reading

10Jan/17

Race relations, economic recovery dominate Obama’s domestic policy legacy

U.S. President Barack Obama will leave office without having implemented new gun control measures and with Americans saying that race relations are getting worse, but the 44th president can take pride in bringing the U.S. back from financial ruins, providing healthcare to millions and seeing the nation enact same-sex marriage as law, analysts say.
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03Nov/16

A timeline of President Barack Obama’s presidency

Barack Obama rose from humble roots to become America’s first black president, championing a new healthcare law and forging diplomatic breakthroughs with Iran and Cuba amid staunch Republican opposition.

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06Feb/16
Emotional Barack Obama wipes away tears

Obama owns stock in gun companies

U.S. President Barack Obama with a meager $30 stake is among the millions of Americans who own stock in gun companies, often without knowing it, as mutual funds increase gun holdings to record levels. Diane Hodges reports.
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13Jan/16

Obama touts legacy in last State of the Union

In a wide-ranging speech, U.S. President Barack Obama sets a hopeful tone for 2016 as he touts progress made in two terms.

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03Aug/15

Obama says no challenge greater threat to U.S. future than climate change

President Barack Obama formally unveils his administration’s ramped-up plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants and declares climate change the greatest threat facing the world.

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08Mar/15

On Selma anniversary, Obama says racial progress made but more needed

U.S. President Barack Obama observes the 50th anniversary of the civil rights confrontation in March 1965 in which police in Selma, Alabama beat protesters marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to demand voting rights for African Americans.
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14Feb/15

Obama calls for more investment in education

U.S. President Barack Obama lays out his plan to ensure more children graduate from school fully prepared for college and a career during his weekly address.

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