Rep. Barbara Lee named UC Berkeley’s 2020 winter commencement speaker

Photo of Barbara Lee making a speech
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Rep. Barbara Lee was chosen by UC Berkeley’s graduating class to give the keynote speech at the 2020 winter commencement.
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A poet in motion

It was like any other poetry reading — Robert Hass had attended hundreds at this point. But after he finished reciting poems from a recent book, someone from the audience approached him and pointed out to the Pulitzer Prize winner something that had never crossed his mind. All the poems
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ICYMI, Congress raised the debt limit again

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted to raise the debt ceiling. Then on Wednesday, the Senate also took action by approving the same measure. So, just for you, we’ve summarized the basic facts so you can seem super prepared to participate in your next discussion.
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