Speaking today before world leaders gathered in New York for the U.N. General Assembly, President Barack Obama called for a unified effort to quell growing instability in the world. Citing the Ebola epidemic, the situation in Ukraine, and terrorism in Iraq and Syria, the president described “a pervasive unease in our world – a sense […]

Arizona — President Barack Obama briefly deviated from his prepared remarks at tonight’s Arizona memorial service to state that Gabrielle Giffords opened her eyes for the first time today since the shooting on Saturday. Obama said that her husband Mark Kelly personally gave him permission to mention the fact to the nation. He inserted the […]

Below is the full text of this speech To the families of those we’ve lost; to all who called them friends; to the students of this university, the public servants gathered tonight, and the people of Tucson and Arizona: I have come here tonight as an American who, like all Americans, kneels to pray with […]

Link to full text of speech TUCSON — President Obama called Wednesday for an end to the political finger-pointing that has erupted in the aftermath of the gunman’s rampage here five days ago, urging Americans not to use the tragedy that took six lives to turn on one another. In a widely anticipated address, a […]