Abrasive Political Rhetoric (03:05)
On January 8, 2011, a gunman opened fire on a rally for Representative Giffords. Some question why politics had turned so uncivil. We hear an overview of President Obama's eulogy for Giffords.
President Obama's Eulogy for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (32:06)
On January 12, 2011, President Obama delivers a eulogy for Representative Gabrielle Giffords. He calls for reflection. He calls for a country that can live up to the next generation's expectations.
Sarah Palin: Background and Accomplishments (02:55)
Sarah Palin came to be the lightening rod of the Tea Party, Even some Republicans were lambasted as not conservative enough. We learn about Palin's background, and we are provided with an overview of her speech.
Sarah Palin: Ronald Reagan Dinner, 2010 (32:55)
In September 2010, Sarah Palin delivers the keynote speech at an annual Ronald Reagan dinner in Iowa.
Arlen Specter: Background and Accomplishments (02:59)
Arlen Specter's background gave him a wide range of knowledge, skills, and abilities. He served for 30 years in Congress. He battled Hodgkin's lymphoma twice. He switched political parties in 2009. An overview of the speech is included.
Arlen Specter's Farewell Address (26:54)
Arlen Specter delivers his farewell speech to Congress in December 2010.
Speakers of the House: Nancy Pelosi & John Boehner (02:42)
Nancy Pelosi passed the gavel to John Boehner. While both Pelosi and Boehner follow tradition and agree to support each other's political party, this pledge usually has no meaning for more than a day.
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (12:03)
On January 4, 2011, Nancy Pelosi delivers her "Turning Over the Gavel" speech to Congress.
Speaker of the House: John Boehner (10:34)
On January 4, 2011, John Boehner delivers a speech to Congress after Nancy Pelosi passed the gavel to him as new Speaker of the House.
Richard M. Nixon: Political Accomplishments (02:37)
In January 1973, the Paris Peace Accords concluded America's direct military involvement in the Vietnam War. Nixon pushed forward many significant pieces of legislation. An overview of his second inaugural speech is given.
Richard M. Nixon's Second Inaugural Address (16:19)
President Richard M. Nixon delivers his second inaugural speech on January 20, 1973.
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