Boris Johnson Makes His Case in Speech to Conservatives: ‘We Can Unite’

In a speech to his fellow Conservatives, the prime minister warned against “pointless fratricidal debate.”

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Full Transcript: Biden’s Speech on Gun Control

As the nation grieves for the victims of several recent mass shootings, the president called for a ban on assault weapons and new “red flag” laws.

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Biden Will Urge Lawmakers to Pass Gun Laws in Speech on Mass Shootings

President Biden urged lawmakers to stop the sale of assault-style weapons, expand universal background checks and pass “red flag” laws after last month’s massacres in Texas and New York.

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Yellen Calls on Europe to Boost Ukraine Aid

The Treasury secretary warned that Ukraine did not have enough funding to sustain its government and fend off Russia.

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Obama Calls for More Oversight of Social Media in Speech at Stanford

Tech companies’ power has “turbocharged” political division and requires government scrutiny, the former president said in a speech at Stanford University.

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U.T. Austin Acquires Archives That Give Insight Into the 1960s

The papers of Richard Goodwin, a speechwriter to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and his wife Doris Kearns Goodwin, a presidential historian, shed light on decision-making at crucial moments in American history.

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Zelensky and Churchill Are True Leaders

The pivotal and motivating power of individual charismatic leadership.

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Walls, Dreams and Genocide: Zelensky Invokes History to Rally Support

The Ukrainian leader, a former actor, has invoked emotional moments in the history of nations from which he is hoping to secure support. We look at five of his recent speeches.

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Four Paths Forward in Ukraine

How might the war in Ukraine unfold in the coming weeks or, potentially, months?

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Zelensky Pleads for More U.S. Aid, Invoking America’s Darkest Days

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine called for a no-fly zone and more weapons to combat Russia’s assault and implored President Biden to be “the leader of peace.”

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Biden Emphasizes Unity in Foreign Policy Crisis

President Biden emphasized allies’ resolve in his State of the Union address, but acknowledged Russia may not be deterred from further efforts to reconstitute the Soviet bloc.

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In Foreign Policy U-turn, Germany Ups Military Spending, Arms Ukraine

Germany agrees to strengthen its military in the latest foreign policy about-face, amid pressure from allies and horror at Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

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Rash Putin Razes Ukraine

Another insecure male works out his issues in a horrible way.

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Putin’s Case for War, Annotated

For the second time in days, President Vladimir V. Putin addressed Russians about his aims in Ukraine. A close look at his speech offers hints to what may lie ahead.

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Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s Actor President, Steps Into Wartime Role

Even as doubts have lingered about his preparedness to lead, Volodymyr Zelensky, a former actor, gave the performance of his life as Russian forces prepared to invade.

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Putin’s Speech, Annotated: A Close Look at the Russian Leader’s Ukraine Address

In an impassioned address about Ukraine, Russia’s leader laid bare grievances old and new. We took at look at what it might mean.

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‘A Knife to the Throat’: Putin’s Logic for Invading Ukraine

An address by the Russian president on Monday revealed some of the thinking behind the aggression and hinted at his wider intentions.

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Adams to Bring Back Plainclothes Anti-Gun Unit in 3 Weeks

The controversial unit’s return is part of an ambitious plan announced by Mayor Eric Adams to confront a growing crisis of gun violence.

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Mayor Adams Promotes ‘Radically Practical’ Agenda in Washington

Eric Adams spoke at a national gathering of mayors and focused on the importance of cities demonstrating that government can work.

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Will Biden’s Voting Rights Speech Be Too Little Too Late?

I hope that this is a better-late-than-never situation.

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Biden’s Speech on the Jan. 6 Riot, Annotated

The president commemorated the anniversary of the attack on the Capitol with an emotional address forcefully denouncing his predecessor.

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Biden Holds Trump Responsible in Jan. 6 Speech

President Biden used the anniversary of the Capitol siege to deliver his most sustained and scathing repudiation of Donald J. Trump since taking office.

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Biden to Warn Democracy Is at Risk, a Year After the Capitol Riot

The president’s speech marking the anniversary of Jan. 6 will underscore just how fractured the nation remains.

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With Legislation Stalled, Biden Will Speak in Atlanta on Voting Rights

He will be joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, who is leading the administration’s push for voting access.

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Biden Will Deliver a Speech on Voting Rights in Atlanta on Tuesday

He will be joined by Kamala Harris, the vice president, who is leading the administration’s push for access to the vote.

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In New Year’s Speech, Olaf Scholz, Germany’s New Leader, Focuses on Covid

Olaf Scholz, who replaced Angela Merkel as chancellor about three weeks ago, gave the traditional New Year’s Eve address for the first time and called for unity and vaccinations.

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‘We’re Still in It’: Biden Urges Calm as He Steps Up Omicron Fight

The president announced new plans including sending military medical professionals to overburdened hospitals and distributing 500 million free tests.

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To Fight Omicron, Biden Plans Aid From Military and 500 Million Tests

The president is set to unveil his initiatives, which also include creating new federal testing sites and deploying federal vaccinators, in a speech on Tuesday.

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Germany’s Angela Merkel Bids Farewell as Chancellor

With a parade of torch-bearing soldiers and a 1970s hit from the Communist East, Germany’s Angela Merkel bid farewell as chancellor. She leaves office next week.

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The Meaning of Gosar’s AOC Anime Video

Dissecting the visual aspects of the violent video circulated by Representative Paul Gosar.

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The Spoken Argument Is a Valuable Form of Expression

Why do we prize writing skills over the ability to make an oral presentation?

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Biden to Announce Expansion of Port of Los Angeles’s Hours

The expansion of the Port of Los Angeles’s hours comes as the administration has struggled to untangle kinks in global supply chains and curb the resulting inflation.

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If Men Needed the Abortions …

It feels like Roe v. Wade is under threat in a way that it hasn’t been in recent memory.

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In Week of Words, It Often Seemed Like the Divided Nations

The General Assembly speeches exalted the ideals of the United Nations but showed intransigence on many longstanding disputes and armed conflicts, some nearly as old as the organization itself.

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At Covid Summit, Biden Sets Ambitious Goals for Vaccinating the World

But his plans face a tough road as pressure grows for big pharmaceutical companies to share their vaccine technologies with poorer nations.

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China Won’t Build More Coal Plants Abroad, Xi Jinping Says

One analyst called the announcement, which the Chinese leader made in prerecorded remarks to the U.N. General Assembly, “an important step by the world’s biggest provider of overseas coal finance.”

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Biden’s Speech on Climate Change and Ida: Full Transcript

“The nation and the world are in peril,” President Biden said after touring storm damage in New York and Jersey. “And that’s not hyperbole. That is a fact.”

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The Poetic Justice of Amanda Gorman’s Estée Lauder Contract

The inside story of how it happened and why it matters.

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Biden Plays the Long Game as He Justifies the End of the ‘Forever War’

President Biden is banking on the assumption that he will be remembered for finally extricating the country from the war in Afghanistan, not for how he did it.

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Biden’s Speech on Withdrawal From Afghanistan: Full Transcript

A day after U.S. troops left, the president called the mission to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies an “extraordinary success” and forcefully defended ending the United States’ involvement.

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Blinken’s Speech on Afghanistan: Full Transcript

Shortly after the last U.S. troops left Afghanistan, the secretary of state outlined a plan to use diplomacy to try to extract remaining Americans and Afghan allies.

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Transcript of Blinken’s Speech on ‘New Chapter’ in Afghanistan

Shortly after the last U.S. troops left Afghanistan, the secretary of state outlined a plan to use diplomacy to try to extract remaining Americans and Afghan allies.

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Transcript of Biden’s Speech After Kabul Airport Attack

The president mourned the U.S. service members and others killed and addressed those responsible: “We will hunt you down and make you pay.”

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Michaela Coel Puts Herself Together in ‘Misfits’

The book, adapted from a speech by the creator and star of “I May Destroy You,” codifies her efforts to achieve transparency in her work and in her life.

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Cuomo’s Resignation Speech Makes Play to Preserve His Legacy

In his resignation speech, Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressed regrets but also emphasized his achievements during three terms leading New York State.

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Voters Chose Boring Over Bombast. They Got Biden’s Penchant for Pontificating.

Even the president labeled a speech boring recently, an admission that highlights a tendency toward delivering minutiae-filled discourse over scaling oratorical heights.

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India’s Covid Crisis Tests Modi’s Ability to Shift Narratives

His efforts to squelch dissent and to accentuate the positive may not be able to counter widespread anger over his government’s stumbling response, undermining a key part of his strategy for wielding power.

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Biden’s Speech Calls for U.S. to Take On China and Russia

Competition with China, and containment of Russia, were the subtext of the president’s call for action. But casting the struggle as “democracy versus autocracy” oversimplifies what lies ahead.

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‘We Have to Prove Democracy Still Works’

In his first address to Congress, President Biden made a case for vastly expanding the role of government — and taxing the wealthiest to pay for it.

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Biden’s Speech to Congress: Full Transcript

President Biden unveiled a major proposal to invest in education and families, describing it as “a blue-collar blueprint to build America.”

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