President Obama addressed the nation Sunday night, in an attempt to calm the public mood after the San Bernardino killers were tied to Islamic State—though the connection seems to spring merely from common radicalism and murderousness rather than any organizational tie.
A look at the day’s political happenings, including Republican Congressman Steve King doubles down on controversial immigration comments he recently made and Anthony Weiner says he won’t drop out of the New York City mayoral race amid a new sexting scandal.
Leaders who want their achievements to endure know their task includes leaving behind an intellectual legacy that shapes how future generations see the country and its possibilities. FDR accomplished this. So did Reagan. And on Wednesday, President Obama gave a speech that launched his effort to join them.
In the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death, President Obama will address the Muslim world to herald the democratic movements that have swept the Middle East and North Africa in recent months and warn against religious extremism. (more)
While fans deemed it “soaring” and Barack Obama himself tried to play down its importance, the senator’s speech Thursday in Berlin certainly had the visuals and big crowd to support comparisons to JFK’s famous appearance in the iconic Cold War capital.