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  • Trump will be IMPEACHED: Clinton returns to her university to launch all-out attack on president

    05/26/2017 10:13:07 AM PDT · by DFG · 80 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/26/2017 | Geoff Earle
    Hillary Clinton suggested her campaign rival President Trump will get impeached, in sharp remarks in a commencement address Friday where she brought up 'obstruction of justice' and warned of the steps to authoritarianism. Speaking to gowned graduates at the school where she addressed students in 1969, Clinton referenced the resignation of President Richard Nixon and a House committee's impeachment investigation – but it was clear to graduating students what she was really talking about.
  • Hillary Gets Choked Up At Wellesley Commencement — Blames Allergies [VIDEO]

    05/26/2017 9:31:11 AM PDT · by blueyon · 53 replies
    The Dailycaller ^ | 5/26/17 | Christian Datoc
    Hillary Clinton struggled to speak shortly after beginning her speech at the Wellesley College commencement ceremony Friday. A college official rushed to deliver her a lozenge and water bottle as she choked on her words. She credited her croaky delivery to allergies rather than emotions, which drew cheers and laughs from the crowd.
  • Mike Pence sticks with faith and family, as Notre Dame grads walk out on his commencement speech

    05/21/2017 7:10:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/21/2017
    Vice President Mike Pence forged ahead Sunday with his University of Norte Dame commencement speech as some in attendance walked out, encouraging the graduates to keep their religious faith, value the freedom of speech and saying “the future is yours.” Pence, a former Indiana governor, was the most recent college campus speaker to face backlash or protest from students, faculty and others over ideological differences. He was invited to speak at the Catholic school, in South Bend, Ind., after students and faculty objected to a prospective invitation to President Trump, who would have been the seventh U.S. president to give...
  • Notre Dame students plan walkout during Mike Pence Sunday commencement speech

    05/19/2017 12:37:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/19/2017 | Eric Levenson
    When Vice President Mike Pence delivers the commencement speech at Notre Dame on Sunday, he'll likely speak to fewer people than he expected. Some students at the Catholic university plan to walk out of the speech as part of a protest against Pence and his policies, which they say target marginalized people on the basis of their religion, skin color or sexual orientation, according to the student activist group We Stand For. Luis Miranda, a co-organizer of the walkout, said Pence, as Indiana governor and as vice president, targeted vulnerable people with his policies. Catholic values promote standing up for...
  • Security will be tight on Grove City College campus for Mike Pence's visit

    05/19/2017 12:31:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Sharon Herald ^ | 05/19/2017 | By FELICIA A. PETRO
    GROVE CITY – Security will be tight for Grove City College commencement Saturday, the college’s president said this week. Although the college has had high-profile speakers previously, having a sitting vice president on campus offers a whole new set of requirements. “We will have a much more secure situation than what we’ve ever had before,” GCC President Paul J. McNulty said. The college plans to have commencement outside in the quad at 10 a.m. Saturday for 606 graduates – the largest class in the school’s history – with tickets required for family/friends and credentials for media, he said. There have...
  • Trump to Liberty U. grads: In this country, we worship God, not government

    05/15/2017 6:44:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Extraordinary: Presidents don't make speeches like the one above. Or I should say, they didn't If you haven’t seen this, do yourself a favor and take the time to watch it. It’s an extraordinary address for a president to give precisely because it cuts to the heart of something that’s been going on in Washington for far too long: The political class does worship government as if it were a god. They obsess over it. They fight over what it should be like. They demand that everyone pay it as much money as possible. And of course, they fight for...
  • President Trump: Live Stream 10 am Saturday, May 13 LIBERTY University

    05/13/2017 6:45:57 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 84 replies
    President Trump's first commencement speech as president. As we know, Chancellor Falwell was one of candidate Trump's earliest and most pro-active supporters.
  • Warren rips Trump in commencement speech: No one is above the law

    05/13/2017 7:14:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Dumb-Mass) took multiple swipes at the Trump administration during a commencement address Friday, days after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Warren pivoted to Trump during a speech at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, offering suggestions for specific causes graduates could get more involved in. "I'm trying to keep this apolitical but I can't help myself ... the principle that no one, no one in this country is above the law and we need a Justice Department, not an obstruction of justice department," Warren said. Democrats have honed in on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy...
  • Mike Pence visit as Commencement Speaker worries some that Grove City College too aligned with GOP

    05/08/2017 6:41:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Tribune Live ^ | 05/07/2017 | Tom Fontaine
    Grove City College's selection of Vice President Mike Pence as commencement speaker is generating mixed reviews among the conservative Christian school's students and alumni. Many are thrilled that the small college 60 miles north of Pittsburgh landed such a big name for the May 20 ceremony — particularly one who describes himself as “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican — in that order.” But some argue that Pence's politics aren't always in line with Christian teachings, and that the college has grown too cozy with Republicans. “I'm worried that we are aligning more with a political party, the Republican...
  • Trump to Be Liberty University's Graduation Commencement Speaker

    03/22/2017 9:02:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    President Donald Trump will be the commencement speaker for the May graduation ceremony at the prominent Virginia evangelical Christian school Liberty University. The Christian Broadcasting Network broke the news Wednesday morning that President Trump will return to Liberty, having spoken there last year during the Republican primary season. "I look forward to speaking to this amazing group of students on such a momentous occasion," said Trump to CBN News. "Our children truly are the future and I look forward to celebrating the success of this graduating class as well as sharing lessons as they embark on their next chapter full...
  • Commencement Season

    05/24/2016 3:41:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    This is the season of college Commencement speeches -- an art form that has seldom been memorable, but has increasingly become toxic in recent times. Two themes seem to dominate Commencement speeches. One is shameless self-advertising by people in government, or in related organizations supported by the taxpayers or donors, saying how nobler it is to be in "public service" than working in business or other "selfish" activities. In other words, the message is that it is morally superior to be in organizations consuming output produced by others than to be in organizations which produce that output. Moreover, being morally...
  • Obama’s Awful Message To Graduates

    05/12/2016 5:05:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    resident Obama wants you to know you aren’t responsible for your actions, and your choices in life aren’t nearly as important as luck. If that sounds stupid, it’s only because it is. Yet that was the message the president told graduating students at Howard University last Saturday, and few things could be more damaging. The president’s commencement address, widely praised by liberals, was riddled with typically divisive progressive messages and an unfortunate amount of absolution of personal responsibility. “We can't walk by a homeless man without asking why a society as wealthy as ours allows that state of affairs to...
  • Moving Tassels Left

    06/08/2015 7:45:11 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 7, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Young America’s Foundation has once again compiled an invaluable compendium of this season’s commencement speakers and found, once again, that they overwhelmingly represent one point of view. Moreover, in our review of 127 of the arguably representative speakers they highlight, we note that one-third—41—have discernible political views. By the most expansive definition, one-third of these—10—can be called anything from apolitical to definitively conservative: • Gen. Philip M. Breedlove at the Georgia Institute of Technology, • Former President George W. Bush at Southern Methodist University • Former Secretary of labor , Elaine Chao, retired Admiral Thad Allen, at Georgetown •...
  • Journalists Highlight 2015 Commencement Speakers List

    06/02/2015 9:58:36 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 2, 2015 | Don Irvine
    From TV Newser. Not too many conservatives on the list. FBN’s Maria Bartiromo: New York University – Graduate School of Arts and Science (NY), May 19 CBS’s Margaret Brennan: Niagara University – College of Arts and Sciences and Education (NY), May 16 PBS’s David Brooks: Westmont College (CA), May 8… Dartmouth College (NH), June 14 NBC’s Tom Brokaw: High Point University (NC), May 8 Yahoo’s Katie Couric: University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI), May 16 NBC’s Josh Elliott: University of California, Santa Barbara – Humanities and Arts (CA), June 15 NBC’s Richard Engel: Stanford University (CA), June 14 CNBC’s Sharon Epperson: Carlow...
  • High schools changing rules for gowns at commencement

    05/17/2015 3:55:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jeremy C. Fox
    For years, Sharon High School parents had help finding their sons and daughters among the sea of gowns on graduation day: boys all sported deep maroon, while girls wore pristine white. But last year, students approached principal Jose Libano with a proposal: end the tradition, which alienated some students. Now, all graduates wear maroon. Around the region, longstanding customs of assigning graduation colors by sex are giving way to new realities, driven by transgender student activists and supportive educators and classmates of all stripes. The change reflects a growing awareness that simple categories of male and female do not fit...
  • Comedian Ed Helms Tears Into Rolling Stone During UVA Commencement Speech

    05/16/2015 11:10:17 AM PDT · by drewh · 6 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 11:41 am, May 16th, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Comedian Ed Helms delivered the commencement address at the University of Virginia yesterday, and took a moment to really tear into Rolling Stone for how much its discredited UVA rape report hurt the community. Helms, whom you’ll recognize as Andy from The Office or Stu from the Hangover movies, mostly kept things light and joke-y, and even gave a shoutout to the UVA a capella group that made an appearance with him one time on The Office. Helms talked about his own experience being “defined by outsiders,” and acknowledge that’s happened to the UVA community as well, before squaring in...
  • Denzel Washington's number one tip for successful living: 'put God first in everything'

    05/13/2015 7:16:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 05/12/2015 | Lucinda Borkett-Jones
    Denzel Washington told graduating students to "put God first in everything" in his commencement address at Dillard University in New Orleans on Saturday. His address covered everything from motivation and discipline, to how to think about money and success, but the underlying theme was dependency on God and gratitude for what God has given you. The two-time Academy Award-winning actor said: "Everything that you think you see in me, everything that I've accomplished, everything that you think I have – and I have a few things – everything I have is by the grace of God... It's a gift." Washington,...
  • Michelle Obama Should Have Read the Founder of Tuskegee University Before She Spoke There

    05/12/2015 9:31:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2015
    First lady Michelle Obama may know the names of the world’s most famous clothes designers, and she may even know how to dance the Uptown Funk, but judging from her commencement speech to the graduates of a historically black university in Alabama, America’s race-baiting FLOTUS knows nothing about great American civil rights leader, accomplished scholar, and founder of Tuskegee University, the late Booker T. Washington. Michelle Obama’s remarks at the commencement sounded more like she was paying homage to W.E.B. DuBois, who believed in civil rights via agitation and political activism, than DuBois’ adversary, ex-slave Booker Taliaferro Washington, who wrote...
  • Backlash At University of North Texas Over Governor Abbott As Graduation Speaker

    04/07/2015 7:38:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 04/07/2015 | Brian New
    DENTON (CBS 11 NEWS) – The announcement that Governor Greg Abbott will be the keynote speaker at the University of North Texas’ commencement ceremony has been met with an online backlash from students. Nearly 2,000 people, as of Monday evening, have signed an online petition asking the university’s president to replace Abbott as the commencement speaker. Hundreds have also joined Facebook group called “Abbott Free UNT.” “Abbott doesn’t represent the campus on many levels,” said senior UNT student A.J. Aguinaga, who now plans to skip the ceremony. Aguinaga is among several students who organized the petition. “I do not think...
  • COMMENTARY: Another High School Graduation Speech Jeopardized!

    08/06/2014 7:09:27 AM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    Liberty Institute ^ | July 31, 2014 | Liberty Institute
    It is starting to feel like Groundhog Day in this country. In the past couple of years, some of the best and brightest students in America have boldly shared their stories of personal faith from the stage at their high school graduation. But instead of standing ovations, these young men and women have been met with shut off microphones, black markers, and threats of jail time. Why? Because decades of threats and attacks have left schools cringing at the thought of student religious liberty. SORRY, GRADUATE, YOU CAN’T TALK ABOUT GOD Rebekah Izzo presents the newest case of schools’ attempts...