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Obama's Transcendent Moment

His eulogy in Charleston allowed us a glimpse of the very private Obama we rarely see.

A Eulogy, a Provocative Call to Action, and Too Many Deaf Ears

President Obama spoke with brutal clarity Friday, but what might have been had he done so earlier in his presidency?

Obama, Emboldened, Addresses Race as Never Before

In a eulogy for one of the Charleston shooting victims, the president spoke in unapologetically progressive tones on race, racism, gun violence, and inequality.

Watch President Obama Call Jim Obergefell to Congratulate Him on the Gay-Marriage Ruling

"I couldn't be prouder of you and your husband," the president told the plaintiff in Friday's historic gay-marriage ruling.

Obama: Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Is a 'Victory for America'

Before addressing the nation, the president called the case's lead plaintiff to congratulate him on his Court victory.

Obama Plays a Painfully Familiar Role After Charleston Shooting: 'Mourner in Chief'

Obama is believed to have attended more memorial services than any president in modern history. 

Barack Obama's Best Day Ever

"This is as good as it gets for the president of the United States."

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