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Bush's Commencement Speech

Bush delivering year's first commencement speech in Wisconsin

President Bush gives his first commencement speech of the year today -- promoting what's called "faith-based" initiatives for helping the poor, and summoning the class of 2005 to serve those in need. These are the twin themes of the president's address at Concordia University, a small, Lutheran college in the Milwaukee suburb of Mequon. Bush has had limited success getting Congress to approve his plan for aiding religious groups that do social work. So he's implemented parts of it through executive orders -- insisting religious charities get an even shot at government grants. The president's first stop today is a GOP fund-raiser in a suburb of St. Louis.

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