Latest On Speeches

  • The Other Jon Favreau

    Obama’s speechwriter is 27 years old and will be the youngest Chief Speechwriter in White House history. Favreau has been working with Obama for four years, but he’s getting a lot of pre-Inauguration attention as he works on the Most Important Speech Ever (he also had an unfortunate run-in with Facebook recently). He’s basically the real-life Sam Seaborn and is vying with Reggie Love for the title of D.C.’s Most Eligible Bachelor. Read More ›

    Amanda Dobbins 5 years ago respond

  • Ann Nixon Cooper

    Ann Nixon Cooper is the 106-year old woman Barack Obama mentioned in his presidential victory speech. Anyone over 100 who says things like “I ain’t got time to die” is cool as beans in my book. Here’s to another 106 years, Ann! Yes, you can. Read More ›

    Brian Ries 5 years ago respond

  • Obama’s Berlin Speech

    Barack Obama addresses a crowd of 200,000 in Germany’s capital. The moment was the high water mark of his European tour, and sounded like the ambitious, inclusive foreign policy speech many Europeans (and Americans) have been hoping for. Read More ›

    Scott Lamb 6 years ago respond

  • Obama And The Teleprompter

    Ever since his 2004 keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama has won praise for his eloquence, even earning comparisons to Martin Luther King. But as Karl Rove and others have observed, Obama was the only candidate relying on a teleprompter for his big election night speeches, which makes all that “yes, we can” stuff feel a bit…calculated. Read More ›

    BuzzFeed Classic 6 years ago respond