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Obama to new grads no time for excuses

“Obama to new grads: "No time for excuses"”

Obama to new grads no time for excuses

Past, present and future came together on a thunderstorm-filled Sunday, as President Barack Obama gave the commencement (graduation) speech at historically black, all-male Morehouse College (Georgia), where the Rev. Martin Luther King and many other prominent African-Americans spent their formative years. After opening with several one-liners, and more smiles than we've seen from him in the damage-control-filled recent weeks, Obama delivered a serious message to the class of 2013. During his speech the president offered “nobody is going to give you anything that you have not earned."

Obama to new grads no time for excuses

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