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Isaac Herzog

Address to a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress [AudioXE and Transcoded Frame Interpolated Video Added]

Antony Blinken

Remarks at the “Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza” Conference in Jordan [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Press Remarks in Tel Aviv on Gaza Ceasefire Proposal [w/ Video]

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Second Address to the German Bundestag [w/ English Transcript and Video]

Address to the National Assembly of France [w/ English Transcript and Video]

Message to World Leaders on a Global Peace Summit [w/ Authenticated Text and Video]

Joe Biden

Announcing Tripartite Plan for Peace in Gaza [w/ Video]

Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Remarks to the UN Security Council on U.S.-Drafted Tripartite Plan for Peace in Gaza [w/ Authenticated Text and Video]

Kathleen Hicks

Keynote Address on Emerging Military Tech and the Replicator Drones Initiative [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Keynote Address and Q&A at the 2024 IISS Shangri-La Dialogue [w/ AudioXE and Video]

President William Ruto

Opening Remarks at the Joint White House Presser with U.S. President Joe Biden [w/ Authenticated Text, AudioXE, Video]

Kate Tummarello

Statement Before the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act [w/ Authenticated Text, AudioXE, Video]

David J. Scheffer

Statement to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Creation of an International Criminal Court Following the 1998 Rome Conference [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Text, Audio, Video of Address

"I've been a lot of places. I've done a lot of things that I really liked doing. I hit the homerun. I hit the grand slam homerun. I hit for the cycle...But I'd rather be right here, right now, representing these people that helped build a bridge across the chasm of prejudice."

"They always said to me Buck, 'I know you hate people for what they did to you...' I said, 'No, man, I never learned to hate.' I hate cancer. Cancer killed my mother. My wife died 10 years ago of cancer...But I can’t hate a human being because my God never made anything ugly."

"Now, you can be ugly if you want to, boy, but God didn’t make you that way. So, I want you to light this valley up this afternoon. Martin [Luther King] said 'Agape' is understanding, creative -- a redemptive good will toward all men."


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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