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Barack Obama’s Victory Speech

President-elect Barack Obama (AFP)On November 4, Americans elected Illinois Senator Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States. At the end of a very long Election Day, he addressed supporters at a park in Chicago.

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen, by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voices could be that difference"... (more)

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U.S. Embassy Supports Four Lebanese Non-governmental Organizations

Ambassador Michele J. Sison and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Lebanon Mission Director Denise A. Herbol presented four checks totaling $198,840 to four Lebanese non-governmental organizations at a ceremony held at Father Afif Osseiran Foundation in Fanar on November 7, 2008.  USAID’s assistance targets local non-governmental organizations benefiting disadvantaged and vulnerable groups such as the disabled, orphans, children, students at free of charge schools, patients in low-cost dispensaries, at-risk youth, and the elderly... (more)

John McCain’s Concession Speech

On November 4, Americans elected Illinois Senator Barack Obama the 44th president of the United States. In a concession speech that underscored the importance of the U.S. democratic process and the personal dignity and integrity of Senator John McCain, the defeated Republican nominee called on Americans to unite behind an Obama presidency in an address to supporters in Phoenix...(more)

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

SECRETARY RICE:  Good morning.  I asked Sean if I could open this briefing, and he said yes, that I could do that.  I’m getting ready to leave for the Middle East, but I did not want this morning to pass without taking note of the extraordinary election last night.  This was an exercise in American democracy, of which Americans across the political spectrum are justifiably proud...(more)

U.S. Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs Visits Lebanon

The U.S. Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs, Brian Hook, visited Lebanon October 29 through November 1.  During his visit, Assistant Secretary Hook met with a number of United Nations representatives in Lebanon, including the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL)... (more)

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