Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton Among Those Honored With Medal of Freedom

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama recognized the achievements of 16 Americans on Wednesday with the Medal of Freedom.

The recipients, including Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Sally Ride, were awarded with the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Their contributions range from national interests, to world peace, to significant cultural endeavors. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Steven Spielberg were among the guests at the ceremony.

This year is special because it marks 50 years since President John F. Kennedy established the Medal of Freedom. Friday marks 50 years to the day since Kennedy was slain while riding in an open car in a motorcade during a visit to Dallas.

The Medal of Freedom recipients will be treated to dinner at the National Museum of American History Wednesday night.


  • SoSueMe

    Oh puleeze. I’ll bet Obama did want to honor Winfrey since she campaigned for him and helped the joke get elected.

  • William Taylor

    This guy is so transparent……… schmoozing with his good buddies by sullying what should be a wonderful award. I’m praying this country can survive another two years of this jerk and his collection of thugs. Zero credibility or honesty.

  • herbert higgins

    its a impressive thing to do,for good people that sats a good example for young fokes. sincerely h.higgins

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