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Stories tagged: speech

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Pelosi shreds Trump’s speech. Right there on the podium.

No sooner had President Donald Trump finished his State of the Union address than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped the paper it was printed on in two.

Trump speech to project optimism at time of bitter division

Standing before lawmakers in the grand-domed Capitol where his impeachment trial is still underway, President Donald Trump on Tuesday night will declare the state of the union strong, even when …

UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019

Prison ombudsperson calls for jail reform during Center for Justice fundraiser

Speaking from experience, Riley Hewko said that many people charged with violent crimes often grew up with abuse and addiction, and jails do more harm to people who have already …

Despite her own setbacks, Judith Mayotte ‘fuels and energizes’ those around her through refugee, climate change advocacy

Judith Mayotte re-learned to walk after contracting polio, but then during a freak accident while working in Sudan, lost her leg. Now, the Gonzaga University graduate school commencement speaker, is …

‘I am proud to be a gay son of God’: Mormon valedictorian comes out in graduation speech

A commencement ceremony on Friday at Brigham Young University, the flagship academic institution of the Mormon Church, was an unlikely occasion for this pronouncement: “I stand before my family, friends …

UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019

Scientists turned brain signals into speech. One day, it could help people who can’t talk.

In a paper published in Nature this week, a team from the University of California, San Francisco explained how they created a “neural decoder” that can create speech. The team …

UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019

Conservative students push for Ben Shapiro visit after rejection by Whitworth University student government

The effort to bring the conservative political commentator to Whitworth mirrors an earlier controversy at Gonzaga University.

Trump to warn of ‘dangers of socialism’ in speech

U.S. President Donald Trump will warn of “the dangers of socialism” Monday in a speech in support of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

Spokane Mayor David Condon keeps focus on the future in his final State of the City address

The mayor spoke about areas of agreement between the executive and legislative branches of government and how investments made now on streets, police and housing should pay dividends for generations.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Gonzaga University allowing Ben Shapiro to speak on campus in spring

Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro will be allowed to speak on the Gonzaga University campus this spring after a student Republican group appealed an earlier decision by administrators.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

Sociology professor visits SCC to explore the legacy of the ‘real’ Martin Luther King Jr.

Sociology professor Darryl Brice visited Spokane Community College on Thursday to discuss the ways in which key pieces of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy have been omitted from public discourse.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

Despite Gonzaga ban, supporters say conservative commentator Ben Shapiro could still come to Spokane

Undeterred by Gonzaga University officials who

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

Gonzaga University College Republicans say university has denied planned appearance by political commentator Ben Shapiro

The Gonzaga University College Republicans are reporting their request to bring prominent conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro to campus next year has been denied by university officials.

Here are Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ recent bills that became law and her votes on high-profile legislation

The fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives is touting a historically proficient record in this Congress, pointing to six legislative actions she’s worked to get signed into law at …

UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018

Obama delivers veiled rebuke to Trump in Mandela address

Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at “strongman politics” in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other …

Macron warns of nationalism in palace speech to lawmakers

French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that the battle between nationalists and progressives will be at the heart of European Union parliamentary elections next year, a “turning point” that will …

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

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 …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …