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Obama to honor Bill Clinton, Oprah with Presidential Medal of Freedom
The Hill ^

Posted on 08/08/2013 1:07:12 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama to honor Bill Clinton, Oprah with Presidential Medal of Freedom By Emily Goodin - 08/08/13 03:39 PM ET

President Obama will present former President Clinton and talk show host Oprah Winfrey with the Presidential Medial Freedom — the nation's highest civilian honor.

The award is given to those who made meritorious contributions to the United States.

Traditionally, former presidents are given the award for their service. Obama awarded the medal to former President George H.W. Bush in February 2011.

Winfrey, one of the nation's most famous talk show hosts, was an early supporter of Obama's candidacy for president.

The White House announced 16 recipients on Thursday, with the awards to be presented at the White House later this year.

Also receiving the award are former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal; the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii); former Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), who was one of Obama's closest friends in the Senate; country singer Loretta Lynn; the late astronaut Sally Ride, who was the first woman in space; and women's rights activist Gloria Steinem.

Inouye and Ride will be awarded the medals posthumously.

Additionally, former Chicago Cubs baseball player Ernie Banks, former Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman, environmental scientist Mario Molina, the late civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, musician Arturo Sandoval, former University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith, civil rights activist Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian and Judge Patricia Wald will be honored.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the executive order signed by President Kennedy that established the award. Since that time, more than 500 medals have been presented.

"The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours. This year's honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world. It will be my honor to present them with a token of our nation's gratitude," Obama said in a statement.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billclinton; medaloffreedom; oprahwinfrey
What about Carlos Danger?

Going downhill..........

1 posted on 08/08/2013 1:07:12 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Oprah will pin it on her Oscar


2 posted on 08/08/2013 1:09:23 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Sub-Driver

"..AHAAAAA...now we know why OAFFRA suddenly speaks up about Oduno's son"

3 posted on 08/08/2013 1:09:40 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

or Presidential Medal of Freedom becomes a useless as a Nobel Peace Prize


4 posted on 08/08/2013 1:10:43 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Freedom" -- the LAST thing that the Sink Emperor gives hoot about

5 posted on 08/08/2013 1:10:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Make Bill wear the stained blue dress.


6 posted on 08/08/2013 1:11:15 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Sub-Driver

What did Loretta Lynn, Ernie Banks or Coach Smith ever do to warrant their inclusion in THIS Rogues’ Gallery??


7 posted on 08/08/2013 1:12:02 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

When will the Liberal wet dream end???


8 posted on 08/08/2013 1:12:17 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: molson209

...just another Pony show for libtards, a chance for Odungo to prance


9 posted on 08/08/2013 1:13:49 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

10 posted on 08/08/2013 1:15:16 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver
A few days ago, I said Oprah would be visiting the whitehouse soon.

Medal of Freedom makes no sense for either of them.

She's done cr** and Bill...well, if doing any chick of choice equates to Freedom, I guess he does deserve it.

11 posted on 08/08/2013 1:17:33 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SMARTY

They should just take two NOASSATOL tablets and call me in the morning.


12 posted on 08/08/2013 1:18:09 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: Sub-Driver
O'Bozo honors America's first black president and first black billionaire queen.


13 posted on 08/08/2013 1:29:33 PM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Mutual Admiration Society is at it again, I see.........


14 posted on 08/08/2013 1:29:58 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oprah would rather have a box of doughnuts and Bill would rather have a hooker.


15 posted on 08/08/2013 1:30:38 PM PDT by SonnyBubba
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To: Sub-Driver
Another legacy for the Manchurian Candidate.
Devalue meaningful special honors and awards for generations.

Way to go, Hussein!

16 posted on 08/08/2013 1:35:18 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Loretta Lynn...not sure why but I do know she is a big supporter of Bush and is a close friend of the Bushes, also she just lost her daughter. I won’t be shocked if she turns it down. I recall during Bush the father was campaigning and some heckler shouted and Loretta gave that person a piece of her mind lol I loved it.


17 posted on 08/08/2013 1:37:47 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Patriot Babe

If you earn a medal in the 21st century, odds are you are on the wrong track.


18 posted on 08/08/2013 1:52:50 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Sub-Driver

To BJ Clinton for his service to women.
To Oprah for her contribution to racial tribalism.


19 posted on 08/08/2013 1:59:28 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: Sub-Driver
OPRAH? OPRAH????
20 posted on 08/08/2013 2:00:11 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: publius911

I know how to re-establish the validity of the Presidential Medal of Freedom:award it to Jim Robinson.


21 posted on 08/08/2013 2:10:51 PM PDT by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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To: Sub-Driver

If I was W I would send mine back.


22 posted on 08/08/2013 2:11:28 PM PDT by taillightchaser (I'm going to become a criminal so I can keep my guns.)
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To: Rummyfan
OPRAH? OPRAH????

No, ORCAH!

23 posted on 08/08/2013 2:15:47 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Doogle

Exactly. That’s why I have no interest in the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, or any other awards show. I have no desire to watch liberals being fawned over as if what they do is so important.


24 posted on 08/08/2013 2:16:25 PM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Sub-Driver; Alamo-Girl

Clinton gets a Freedom Medal? Riiiight!

Who has the link to Alamo-girl’s Arkancide list?


25 posted on 08/08/2013 2:17:52 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Sub-Driver

All medals that don’t come out of a cereal box are worthless now!


26 posted on 08/08/2013 2:18:32 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Sub-Driver

Oprah? Bet that won’t sit well with Moochelle.


27 posted on 08/08/2013 2:26:15 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: Sub-Driver

Better he didn’t Meddle with our Freedom ...


28 posted on 08/08/2013 2:36:23 PM PDT by mikrofon (Bronze Meddler)
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To: Red Badger

otherwise known as, the Slaphappy Organization for Baracq Black Backslapping
(SOBBBs)


29 posted on 08/08/2013 2:49:02 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The “value” of this medal goes down every year.


30 posted on 08/08/2013 2:55:44 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: Sacajaweau

This explains why she’s been in the news the past few days.


31 posted on 08/08/2013 3:19:31 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: bgill

I think she has a movie coming out or something. I don’t pay too much attention to this “I hate whitey” tub-a-lard.


32 posted on 08/08/2013 3:22:41 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: molson209

My first thought too.


33 posted on 08/08/2013 3:49:32 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The award is given to those who made meritorious contributions to the United States.

death pools!


34 posted on 08/08/2013 4:04:38 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: hattend
Here you go! Thanks for remembering it!
35 posted on 08/08/2013 9:05:06 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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