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Calvin Coolidge

On Taxes, Liberty, and the Philosophy of Government [AI Enhanced Video and Digitally Remastered Audio Added]

Daniel Webster

Address on the 200 Year Anniversary of the Mayflower Landing in Plymouth Bay [Extended Version of the "Plymouth Oration" as Penned for the Press by Mr. Webster]

Julio César Strassera

Closing Arguments at the Trial of the Juntas [w/ Authenticated English and Spanish Language Transcripts and Video]

Nancy Pelosi

On Not Seeking Leadership Re-Election in the U.S. House of Representatives [w/ Authenticated Text, AudioXE, and AI Enhanced Video]

Ronald Reagan

D-Day 40th Anniversary Address at Omaha Beach [w/ Authenticated Text, AudioXE, and AI Enhanced Video]

Betty Ford

American Cancer Society Dinner Address [Fully Authenticated Text and AudioXE Added]

Richard M. Nixon

Remarks at an Historic Shanghai Banquet [w/ Authenticated Text, English and Chinese Audio, and Video]

Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.

On Peace and Prosperity in the New Davao Region (formerly Southern Mindanao) [w/ Authenticated Text, AudioXE, Video]

SecDef Lloyd Austin III

Joint Presser with MND Lee Jong-sup on DPRK and 'Vigilant Storm' Extension [w/ AudioXE and Video]

George W. Bush

Goree Island Address [w/ AudioXE and AI Enhanced Video]

Peiter "Mudge" Zatko

Opening Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Alleged Twitter Cybersecurity Practices [AudioXE and Transcoded Video Added]

Transcript, Audio, Video of Address

"In the early part of World War II, the enemy was breaking every military code that was being used in the Pacific. This created a huge problem for strategizing against the enemy. Eventually, a suggestion was made in early 1942 to use Navajo language as a code."

"After creating 260 code words, the 29 young Marines -- half of them were sent overseas to join the 1st Marine Division...Three weeks after the landing, General Van De Griff, Commander of the 1st Marine Division, sent word back to the United States saying, 'This Navajo code is terrific.  The enemy never understood it,' he said. 'We don’t understand it either, but it works.  Send us some more Navajos.'"

"When our way of life is threatened, like the freedom and liberty we all cherish, we come together as one.  And when we come together as one, we are invincible. We cannot be defeated."



9th Earl Spencer: For Princess Diana Al Gore: For Columbine High School
Attallah Shabazz: For Coretta King Barack Obama: For Tucson
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 Reagann 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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