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Senator Kennedy Endorses Barack Obama For President

Senator Edward Kennedy has endorsed Barack Obama for this year’s presidential election.

The senior senator from Massachusetts, and the sole surviving brother of John and Robert Kennedy, was accompanied by JFK’s daughter, Caroline, who endorsed Obama in an op-ed piece in the New York Times on the weekend. [Read more…]


2005 State of the Union Address: George W. Bush

President George W. Bush has delivered the first State of the Union Address of his second term.

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This is the prepared text of President Bush’s State of the Union Address. [Read more…]


President George W. Bush Wins Second Term; Kerry Concedes

President George W. Bush won a second term in the White House in the presidential election of November 3, 2004.

The Republican president and his running-mate, Vice-President Dick Cheney, won 62,040,610 votes – 50.73% – to carry 31 states and secure 286 electoral college votes.

Bush’s Democratic Party opponent, Senator John Kerry, won 59,028,444 votes – 48.27% – to carry 19 states plus the District of Columbia, and secure 252 electoral college votes.

Bush’s winning margin was the smallest ever for a re-elected president. There was one ‘faithless elector’ from Minnesota who voted for John Edwards, reducing Kerry to 251 electoral college votes. [Read more…]


New York Times Endorses John Kerry For President

This is the text of an editorial in the New York Times.

New York Times editorial, October 17, 2004.

NYTSenator John Kerry goes toward the election with a base that is built more on opposition to George W. Bush than loyalty to his own candidacy. But over the last year we have come to know Mr. Kerry as more than just an alternative to the status quo. We like what we’ve seen. He has qualities that could be the basis for a great chief executive, not just a modest improvement on the incumbent.

We have been impressed with Mr. Kerry’s wide knowledge and clear thinking – something that became more apparent once he was reined in by that two-minute debate light. He is blessedly willing to re-evaluate decisions when conditions change. And while Mr. Kerry’s service in Vietnam was first over-promoted and then over-pilloried, his entire life has been devoted to public service, from the war to a series of elected offices. He strikes us, above all, as a man with a strong moral core. [Read more…]


Bush And Kerry Meet In First Presidential Debate

President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry have met in the first presidential debate of the 2004 US election campaign.

The debate was moderated by Jim Lehrer.

Transcript of the first presidential debate between Republican President George W. Bush and his Democratic Party opponent, Senator John Kerry.

LEHRER:

Good evening from the University of Miami Convocation Center in Coral Gables, Florida. I’m Jim Lehrer of “The NewsHour” on PBS.

And I welcome you to the first of the 2004 presidential debates between President George W. Bush, the Republican nominee, and Senator John Kerry, the Democratic nominee.

These debates are sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. [Read more…]


State Of The Union Address 2004 – President George W Bush

This is President George W. Bush’s third State of the Union Address.

The speech was delivered in the House of Representatives chamber. [Read more…]


Bush: Our Journey Into Space Will Go On

This is the text of President Bush’s Address to the Nation on the Loss of Space Shuttle Columbia.

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Text of President Bush’s Address to the Nation.

2:04 P.M. EST

My fellow Americans, this day has brought terrible news and great sadness to our country. At 9:00 a.m. this morning, Mission Control in Houston lost contact with our Space Shuttle Columbia. A short time later, debris was seen falling from the skies above Texas. The Columbia is lost; there are no survivors.

On board was a crew of seven: Colonel Rick Husband; Lt. Colonel Michael Anderson; Commander Laurel Clark; Captain David Brown; Commander William McCool; Dr. Kalpana Chawla; and Ilan Ramon, a Colonel in the Israeli Air Force. These men and women assumed great risk in the service to all humanity. [Read more…]


President George W. Bush’s 2003 State Of The Union Address

President George W. Bush has delivered his second State of the Union Address to the United States Congress.

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Text of President Bush’s State of the Union Address.

Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, fellow citizens:

Every year, by law and by custom, we meet here to consider the state of the union. This year, we gather in this chamber deeply aware of decisive days that lie ahead.

You and I serve our country in a time of great consequence. During this session of Congress, we have the duty to reform domestic programs vital to our country … and we have the opportunity to save millions of lives abroad from a terrible disease. We will work for a prosperity that is broadly shared … and we will answer every danger and every enemy that threatens the American people.

In all these days of promise and days of reckoning, we can be confident. In a whirlwind of change, and hope, and peril, our faith is sure, our resolve is firm, and our union is strong. [Read more…]


Bush Establishes Department Of Homeland Security

President George W. Bush has proposed the establishment of a new Department of Homeland Security.

The new department follows the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. [Read more…]


Former President Clinton’s Farewell Remarks

This is the text of a speech delivered by former President Bill Clinton, shortly after the inauguration of President George W. Bush.

It was given at Andrews Air Force Base as the Clintons prepared to fly to New York.

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Speech by former President Bill Clinton, following the inauguration of President George W. Bush.

Well, first let me say, on behalf of Hillary and Chelsea and myself, we thank you for coming, we’re glad to see you.

You know how it is. When you leave the White House, you wonder if you’ll ever draw a crowd again.

So it was nice to come in here and see so many old friends. [Read more…]