#Obama is speaking without a TelePrompTer and apparently without notes at this address before the Lincoln Memorial
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Thousands of marchers gathered on Washington’s national mall on Wednesday to commemorate civil rights leader Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a dream” speech 50 years ago as activists said his goal of racial harmony remains elusive.
Remarks from President Barack Obama, the first black U.S. president, and bell ringing around the world will mark the moment that King ended his landmark address, which came to symbolize the struggle for equality among blacks and whites in America.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and his top military and national security advisers hashed out options on Saturday for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria amid “increasing signs” that the government used poison gas against civilians.
Obama spoke with British Prime Minister David Cameron, a top U.S. ally, and agreed that chemical weapon use by Syrian President Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces would merit a “serious response,” a spokesperson for the prime minister said in a statement.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. military and national security advisers presented President Barack Obama on Saturday with a range of options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, the White House said.
Obama met with top advisers including Vice President Joe Biden, national security adviser Susan Rice, and CIA Director John Brennan to hash out responses.
After Obama meets with security advisers, White House says intelligence community still gathering evidence on Syria chemical weapon use
VESTAL, New York/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday that America’s history of racial discrimination had contributed to a persistent economic gap between blacks and whites in the 50 years since Martin Luther King’s landmark “I have a dream” speech.
Obama said his own story showed the “enormous strides” the United States had made since King’s speech, but as Washington commemorates the anniversary of King’s address, the disparity between black and white income remained.
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has so far stayed neutral about the presidential prospects of Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden – two friends who may be vying to succeed him – but on Friday he showcased his vice president with a joint appearance in Biden’s hometown.
Ending a two-day bus trip through New York and Pennsylvania focused on his proposals to bring down education costs, Obama came to a working-class town that Democrats covet in presidential elections and where Biden has roots.