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CATEGORY: Barack Obama
10 Modern Presidential Speeches Every American Should Know
February 16, 2018

Presidential speeches reveal the United States’ challenges, hopes, dreams and temperature of the nation, as much as they do the wisdom and perspective of the leader speaking them—even in the age of Twitter. Read More

The Things George Washington Worried About are Happening Today
February 16, 2018

The fears he raised about the future of the nation—including excessive debt, hyper-partisanship and foreign interference in elections—were remarkably prescient. Read More

Presidential Portraits that Pop
February 12, 2018

Here are the back stories to some of the most intriguing presidential renderings. Read More

For History to Be Written, It Has to Be Made
December 15, 2017

While it’s measured by the big moments, the truth is, history is made every day—by citizens who recognize that their efforts matter. Read More

How We Got National Monuments
December 5, 2017

The 111-year-old law that allowed President Trump to shrink two Native-American cultural sites. Read More

13 TV Moments That Defined the American Presidency
September 25, 2017

The history of commanders on camera. Read More

White House Q&A: President Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy
November 30, 2016

As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, Deputy National Security Advisor Benjamin Rhodes reflects on the administration's greatest foreign policy challenges and achievements. Read More

Obama Fires McChrystal: Echoes of Truman-MacArthur?
June 23, 2010

In the wake of General Stanley McChrystal's dismissal, comparisons have been made to Truman's 1951 removal of Gen. MacArthur as commander of U.S. forces in Korea. Read More