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ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ

FIRST ADDRESS TO THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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The Split in Beijing

Rhetorical Performances of the Final Leg of the 2008 Men's 4x100 Olympic Freestyle Race [Australian Broadcast Audio Added]

Juan Ponce Enrile

Senate Privilege Speech Against Senator Santiago [w/ Tagalog to English Translation, Audio, Video]

Chip Roy

House Floor Speech on the Texas Border Crisis [w/ Authenticated Text, AudioXE, Video]

Michael D. Higgins

Address to the Full UK Parliament  [w/ Video]

CJCS Gen. Mark Milley

Address at the Virtual Opening Ceremony for the National Army Museum [w/ Authenticated Text, AudioXE, Video]

Tom Brady

Address at a White House Event Honoring the 2021 Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers [w/ Authenticated Text, AudioXE, Video]

Madeline Albright

Address to NATO on a New Strategic Concept [w/ Authenticated Text and AudioXE]

Vivek Murthy

Statement and Q/A on Surgeon General's Health Information Advisory re COVID-19 [w/ AudioXE and Video]

James Mattis

Operation Iraqi Freedom Eve of Battle Letter to Troops

Teodoro Locsin

Statement on the 5th Anniversary of the South China/West Philippine Sea Dispute Maritime Ruling [w/ Video]

Julia Abad

Address at the Public Wake for President Benigno S. Aquino III [w/ Authenticated Text and Video]

Text, Audio, Video of Exchange

 

Mattie Ross: "Tom Chaney stole [my father's] horse while it was in your care. You are responsible."

Colonel Stonehill: "I believe you'll find I'm not liable for such claims."

Mattie Ross: "You were the custodian. If you were a bank and were robbed you could not simply tell the depositors to go hang."

Colonel Stonehill: "I do not entertain hypotheticals -- the world as it is is vexing enough. Secondly, your valuation of the horse is high by about two hundred -- How old are you?"

Mattie Ross: "If anything, my price is low. Judy is a fine racing mare. I've seen her jump an eight-rail fence with a heavy rider. I'm fourteen."

 

MEMORIAL SPEECHES

9th Earl Spencer: For Princess Diana Al Gore: For Columbine High School
Al Sharpton: For Michael Jackson Attallah Shabazz: For Coretta King
Barack Obama: For Tucson Bernice King: For Yolanda King
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
 

 

A RHETORIC OF THE WAR IN IRAQ

 
1/29/02 President's State of the Union Address
2/02/02 Paul Wolfowitz's Address at the 38th Verkunde Conference
8/26/02 Vice President Cheney's Address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars 103rd National Convention
1/28/03 President's State of the Union Address

2/05/03

Colin Powell's Address to the UN Security Council
3/17/03

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
7/12/07

President's Press Conference on Iraq War

9/10/07

General David Petraeus' Opening Statement to Congress on the Status in Iraq

9/13/07

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
 

STATE OF THE UNION SPEECHES

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SOU 2018 JS 2017 SOU 2016 SOU 2015
SOU 2014 SOU 2013 SOU 2012 SOU 2011
SOU 2010 JS 2009 SOU 2008 SOU 2007
SOU 2006 SOU 2005 SOU 2004 SOU 2003
SOU 2002 JS 2001 SOU 1996 SOU 1995
 
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