Stories tagged: Speech
Thu., March 1, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Polish law criminalizing some Holocaust speech takes effect
A Polish law that makes it a crime to falsely accuse the Polish nation of crimes committed by Nazi Germany took effect Thursday, part of a wider effort by nationalist …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Polish law barring some Holocaust speech signed, referred
Poland’s president on Tuesday signed legislation that outlaws blaming Poland as a nation for Holocaust crimes committed by Nazi Germany, defying both criticism from Israel and a warning from the …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
King’s words still inspire nearly 50 years after his death
Though his voice was silenced nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of nonviolence still resonates and inspires.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
Oprah for president? Twitter fans make the case
Oprah Winfrey’s moving speech at the Golden Globes has some fans and fellow celebrities calling for her presidential run.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Obama cites ‘absence of American leadership’ on climate
Former U.S. President Barack Obama is ending a five-day international trip in Paris, where he is lunching with French President Emmanuel Macron and scheduled to give a speech to business …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
GOP Sen. Flake, a vocal Trump critic, won’t seek re-election
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election next year, delivering a forceful condemnation of the “flagrant disregard of truth and decency” and bemoaning political complicity in …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Bannon faults George W. Bush for ‘destructive’ presidency
Former White House adviser Steve Bannon depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a “destructive” presidency during his time in the White …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Obama tells Democrats to reject politics of division, fear
Former President Barack Obama called on fellow Democrats to reject politics of “division” and “fear” while rallying on Thursday at the side of his former ambassador to Germany, who is …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
Protesters decry ‘Nazi hate’ outside white nationalist talk
Hundreds of people are protesting with signs and anti-Nazi chants outside a University of Florida auditorium where white nationalist Richard Spencer was preparing to speak.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Trump warns ‘I fight back’ after McCain hits foreign policy
President Donald Trump is issuing a warning shot after Arizona Sen. John McCain questioned “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in America’s foreign policy during a Monday night speech in Philadelphia.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
McCain condemns ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’ in speech
U.S. Sen. John McCain jabbed Monday night at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics, saying at his National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony in Philadelphia that abandoning America’s role as an …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Officials: Trump will scorn but not bolt from Iran nuke deal
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Friday his country “will continue to stick to” the nuclear deal, calling it “much stronger” than U.S. President Donald Trump thinks.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Upcoming Angela Davis speech at Gonzaga brings controversy to campus
When posters advertising Angela Davis’ planned speech at Gonzaga University hit campus earlier this semester, a completely different flyer quickly followed.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
Catalan leader stakes claim to independence, then delays it
Catalan separatists on Tuesday signed what they called a declaration of independence from Spain to cheers and applause in the regional parliament. Catalonia’s president said he would delay implementing it …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Students disrupt speech by University of Oregon president
A chanting group of students disrupted a speech Friday by the University of Oregon president, who was set to announce a new anonymous gift of $50 million.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
Cough, prankster make May’s British Dream speech a nightmare
Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May promised to restore the “British Dream” Wednesday, in a nightmare speech that saw her plagued by a cough and interrupted by a prankster, while …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Air Force Academy leader delivers powerful speech on race
The leader of the Air Force Academy delivered a poignant and stern message on race relations in a speech to thousands of cadets after someone wrote racial slurs on message …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
DeVos met by protesters at Harvard speech on school choice
Students at Harvard University staged a protest Thursday as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered an address on school choice.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
May tries to reboot Brexit, offers 2-year transition period
British Prime Minister Theresa May will try Friday to revive foundering Brexit talks – and unify her fractious government – by proposing a two-year transition after Britain’s departure from the …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
Reliable Source: Sean Spicer’s new speaker’s bio mentions Melissa McCarthy
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is forever bound to Melissa McCarthy, the comedian/actress who famously portrayed him on “Saturday Night Live.” The latest evidence that McSpicer is forever …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Judge to rule on white nationalist’s speech at university
A federal judge will decide whether to force Michigan State University to allow campus space to be rented to white nationalist Richard Spencer so he can deliver a speech later …
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
Gerson: Trump’s reality shifts pose problems
Trump’s version of reality appears to make another Republican legislative and political disaster inevitable.
Wed., July 26, 2017
Trump is the anti-Boy Scout
A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Trump neither exhibits nor extols any of these traits.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
EWU program helps stutterers thrive
Kunal Mahajan, an investment banker who works in New York City, has tried many times to perfect his speech. But when he’s working in a high-stress environment – with tight …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
Speech problems may be a clue to emerging Alzheimer’s disease
Your speech may, um, help reveal if you’re uh … developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Gary Crooks: (full speech) Fake news, real news and political bubbles
The mainstream media
Sat., June 3, 2017
Krauthammer: Vital to utter words of deterrence
Trump’s omission was all the more damaging because of his personal history. This is a man chronically disdainful of NATO.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
Trump’s remarks on pulling out of climate accord
President Donald Trump’s remarks Thursday in the Rose Garden in which he announced the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris accord, as provided by the White House.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Seattle husband and wife plead not guilty in shooting during Milo Yiannopoulos speech
A Seattle couple pleaded not guilty Wednesday to assault charges in the Jan. 20 shooting of a protester outside a speech at the University of Washington by former Breitbart editor …
Fri., April 7, 2017
Amy Goodman: King speech has lessons for today
The Rev. Dr. William Barber, head of the North Carolina NAACP, calls King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech “a prophetic sermon,” and is carrying King’s strategy forward into the 21st century