Political discourse

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May 012010

Today is only the first day of May. It seems fairly early in the year for college graduations. To me, anyway. But the University of Michigan held its commencement today. The featured speaker was Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America. He spoke for about half an hour. During that time, he educated us on the proper role of government and the importance of civility in political discourse. Here’s video. A transcript of his address follows the break.

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Weekly Address 05-01-10

 Posted by at 10:50  Politics
May 012010

“Giving Government Back to the American People”

From the White House weblog:

As the President beats back lobbyists seeking to weaken Wall Street Reform, he talks about an even broader threat that would vastly expand the influence of massive industries and their lobbyists in Washington. A recent Supreme Court decision opened the floodgates for corporations, including foreign corporations, to spend endless money on political ads that would give them even more power at the expense of American families – the President pledges to fight for reforms to stem that influence.

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The transcript of the president’s weekly address, as prepared for delivery, is available after the break.

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