NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Here is the full text of Gov. Bill Lee's first annual State of the State address as prepared for delivery to a joint convention of the Tennessee General Assembly on Monday: Lieutenant Governor McNally, Speaker Casada, Speaker Pro Tem Haile, Speaker Pro Tem Dunn, Members of the 111th General Assembly, Justices, Constitutional Officers, friends, guests, fellow Tennesseans: Tennessee's voters and its constitution have given me the responsibility of delivering this address evaluating where we are as a state and recommending action to make us even better. I am grateful for this opportunity to serve, and it is my high honor to be here tonight. There's a scripture that encourages us to consider others as more important than ourselves. Before I begin tonight, I'd like to acknowledge the woman in my life who embodies that most, my wife and the first Lady of Tennessee, Maria. You and I have a First Lady who is deeply committed to serving this state purposefully and … [Read more...] about Full text of Gov. Bill Lee’s State of the State address
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PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women
INTELLIGENCE MATTERS - INTERVIEW WITH SENATOR JAMES LANKFORD CORRESPONDENT: MICHAEL MORELL PRODUCER: OLIVIA GAZIS MICHAEL MORELL: Senator Lankford, thanks for joining us today. It's great to have you on the show. SENATOR JAMES LANKFORD: Michael, it's great to be able to have this conversation. Thanks. MICHAEL MORELL: We have at least a couple things in common. One-- and most important is that your mom was an elementary school librarian. SENATOR JAMES LANKFORD: That is correct-- MICHAEL MORELL: And my wife is an elementary school librarian. It's an amazingly (LAUGH) important job, as you know, getting kids excited about reading. SENATOR JAMES LANKFORD: It is. … [Read more...] about Transcript: Sen. James Lankford talks with Michael Morell on “Intelligence Matters”
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Brooke Lea Foster April 09, 2015 WHEN ANA BARROS first stepped into Harvard Yard as a freshman, she felt so out of place she might as well have had the words “low income” written on her forehead. A girl from Newark doesn’t belong in a place like Harvard, she thought, as she marveled at how green the elms were, how quaint the cobblestone streets. Back home, where her family lives in a modest house bought from Habitat for Humanity, there wasn’t always money for groceries, and the world seemed gray, sirens blaring at all hours. Her parents, who immigrated to the New York area from Colombia before she was born, spoke Spanish at home. It was at school that Barros learned English. A petite 5-foot-2 with high cheekbones and a head of model-worthy hair, Barros found out in an e-mail that she’d been accepted to Harvard — a full … [Read more...] about What is it like to be poor at an Ivy League school?
Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN, HOST: It's Sunday, August 5. I'm Margaret Brennan. And this is FACE THE NATION. President Trump is enjoying his 10-day vacation doing what he loves most, campaigning. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: A hundred years, I guess, 125 years, whoever has the White House, that party tends to lose the midterms. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) TRUMP: Look, if the Democrats get in, they're going to raise your taxes. You're going to have crime all over the place. You're going to have people pouring across the border. (END VIDEO CLIP) BRENNAN: But in terms of what's going on behind the scenes, behind the scenes to prepare for the midterms, the president's message is less clear. Last week, a dramatic presentation from top national security leaders underscored the administration's determination to keep the Russians from interfering. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DAN COATS, U.S. DIRECTOR … [Read more...] about Full transcript: “Face the Nation” on August 5, 2018