Category Archives: President Obama

“Religions Are Teaching Our Children About Justice” First Lady Michelle Obama’s Farewell Address

January 06, 2017 C-SPAN News
In her last official remarks as first lady, Michelle Obama talked about some of the educational initiatives of the Obama administration including her “Reach Higher” program, and called on the nation’s youth to empower themselves with a good education. She also discussed the contributions of school counselors who were honored at this White House ceremony. She was introduced by the 2017 School Counselor of the Year, Terri Tchorzynski, of the Calhoun Area Career Center in Battle Creek, Michigan

John Kerry Final Press Conference As Secretary Of State

January 06, 2017 C-SPAN News
Secretary of State John Kerry said U.S. international standing had improved since 2009 when President Obama first took office. Speaking at his final press conference at the State Department, Secretary Kerry reflected on foreign policy challenges and successes, including the strategy to defeat and destroy ISIL*, the Iran nuclear agreement, the Paris climate agreement, and relations with Cuba. *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

Democrats “MAKE AMERICA SICK AGAIN” Press Conference

January 04, 2017 C-SPAN News
Following a meeting with President Obama on Capitol Hill, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and other congressional Democratic leaders held a news conference on Republicans efforts to repeal and replace the health care law. Minority leader Schumer said the president emphasized the importance of preserving the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, he said Republican efforts would “make America sick again and lead to chaos instead of affordable care.”

Intelligence Spooks Testify On Russian Hacking Of US Election

January 05, 2017 C-SPAN News
Russian Hacking and Cybersecurity Top U.S. intelligence officials testified at a hearing on on cybersecurity threats, including Russia’s series of 2016 election-season cyberattacks. The witnesses agreed that Russia was behind the hacking and disseminating of fake news in the election. In response to question on President-elect Donald Trump’s criticism of U.S. intelligence agencies, National Intelligence Director James Clapper said, “There’s a difference between skepticism and disparagement.” Committee Chair John McCain

C-SPAN Callers: What Will Be President Obama’s Legacy?

December 17, 2016 C-SPAN News
Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “President Obama’s legacy?” Video clips were shown from President Obama’s news conference the previous day. The program included a video clip from the C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) stop on their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Scottsdale, Arizona, and of House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) being interviewed the previous day for “Newsmakers.”