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Joe Biden

Joint Press Conference with PM Kishida Fumio in the Rose Garden at the White House [w/ AudioXE and Frame Interpolated Video]

Kishida Fumio

Address to a Joint Meeting of the U.S. Congress [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Nikki Haley

UN Security Council Address on Syrian Air Strikes [Second Pass Authenticated Text and Research Links Added]

James Mattis

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Address [Frame Interpolated Video Added]

John Bel Edwards

Televised Speech to the Citizens of Louisiana on the 2016 Budget Crisis [AudioXE Added]

Antony Blinken

Joint Presser with French FM Stéphane Séjourné [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Susan Collins

Address at a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Veterans of the Ghost Army [w/ Authenticated Text, AudioXE, Video]

George H.W. Bush

Panama Invasion Address [AI Upscaled Video Added]

Geoffrey Pyatt

U.S. State Department Foreign Press Center Briefing on U.S. Energy Security Policy [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Baroness Arlene Foster

Remarks with Baron Daniel Moylan to the House of Lords on Christians and Persecution [w/ Audio and Video]

Leo Varadkar

Address on Resigning as President and Leader of Fine Gael [Authenticated Text Added]

Text, Audio, Video of Address

"The U.S. shaped the international order in the postwar world through economic, diplomatic, military, and technological power. It championed freedom and democracy. It encouraged the stability and prosperity of nations, including Japan. And, when necessary, it made noble sacrifices to fulfill its commitment to a better world."

"And yet, as we meet here today, I detect an undercurrent of self-doubt among some Americans about what your role in the world should be. This self-doubt is arising at a time when our world is at [a] turning point...that will define the next stage of human history."

"I want to address those Americans who feel the loneliness and exhaustion of being the country that has upheld the international order almost single-handedly: I understand it is a heavy burden to carry such hopes on your shoulders.....As the United States’ closest friend, tomodachi, the people of Japan are with you, side by side, to assure the survival of liberty. Not just for our people, but for all people."


Bernice King: For Yolanda King Rev. Billy Graham for Richard Nixon
Cher: For Sonny Bono George Schultz: For Chris Stevens
Jay Paterno: For Father Jon Meacham: For George H.W. Bush
Kevin Costner: For Whitney Houston Luke Russert: For Father
Margaret Thatcher: For Ronald Reagan Nikki Giovanni: For Virginia Tech
Oprah Winfrey: For Rosa Parks Robert Kennedy: Martin Luther King
Ronald Reagan: For Challenger Seven Ted Kennedy: For Robert Kennedy
Ted Kennedy Jr: For Father William J. Clinton: For Oklahoma



1/29/02 President's State of the Union Address
2/02/02 Paul Wolfowitz's Address at the 38th Verkunde Conference
8/26/022 Vice President Cheney's Address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars 103rd National Convention
1/28/03 President's State of the Union Address


Colin Powell's Address to the UN Security Council

President's Ultimatum to Saddam

3/19/03 President's Address to the Nation: Initial Ops in Iraq
3/19/03 Senator Robert Byrd: The Arrogance of Power
4/03/03 President's Address at Camp Lejeune
4/10/03 President and UK Prime Minister Addresses to the Peoples of Iraq
4/24/03 Ashleigh Banfield: Landon Lecture at Kansas State University
5/01/03 President Announces End of Combat Ops in Iraq
12/14/03 President Announces Capture of Saddam Hussein
1/20/04 President's 2004 State of the Union Address
4/8/04 Condoleezza Rice: 9/11 Commission Opening Statement
4/13/04 President's Prime Time News Conference on Iraq War
10/4/04 Donald Rumsfeld's Address to the Council on Foreign Relations
1/30/05 President's Address Following Democratic Election in Iraq
2/02/05 President's 2005 State of the Union Address
2/4/05 L. Paul Bremer: TD Waterhouse Conference Keynote Address
12/18/05 President's National Address in Oval Office
9/11/06 President's National Address on Five-Year Anniversary of 9/11
1/10/07 President's Address to the Nation on Troop Increase

President's Press Conference on Iraq War


General David Petraeus' Opening Statement to Congress on the Status in Iraq


President's Address to the Nation on Moving Forward in Iraq

10/12/07 General Ricardo Sanchez's Address to Military Reporters and Editors
2/27/09 President's Address at Camp Lejeune on Ending the War in Iraq
08/31/10 President's Oval Office Address Announcing End of Operation Iraqi Freedom
12/15/11 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Marks the End of Operation New Dawn



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