KENT, Ohio– Kent State University has tapped former student and Academy Award-nominated actor Michael Keaton for its spring commencement speaker. The ceremony is set for May 12 and is Kent State’s second university-wide commencement. “Michael Keaton developed big dreams and a passion for bringing his characters to life that was sparked in part by his […]
In a morning meeting with Republicans on Friday, House Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation from Congress amidst a struggle that could end with a government shutdown, the New York Times reports. The announcement comes just a day after Boehner emotionally presented Pope Francis before Congress to deliver an address that focused on equality for all. According […]
Washington (CNN) – Rep. John Boehner was voted by his colleagues into another term as House speaker Thursday despite receiving harsh criticism from some conservatives over his handling of the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. There were a few scattered votes for other names – defeated Rep. Allen West, the tea party favorite from […]
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) was thrown off the House floor Wednesday after wearing a hoodie and sunglasses in protest of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida. "Racial profiling has to stop," Rush said as he peeled off his suit jacket to reveal a hoodie underneath, at which point he pulled the hood over his head and replaced his glasses with sunglasses. "Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum."
Bishop Eddie Long has returned to full time ministry. Bishop Long’s worldwide impact emanates from New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, where he is the senior pastor of more than 25,000 members.