• Inside the arena, bluegrass music plays, and the crowd is led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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  • Prior to the presentation, Simmons led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.


  • There were three elements to this attack: first, Dukakis' refusal to compel pubic school teachers to lead students in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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  • She challenged the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance (the Supreme Court is still wrestling with that one) and the "In God We Trust" on American currency (a fight she lost).

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  • The letter itself is perfectly lovely but what caught my attention was the photo of him and his girlfriend Cari Tuna that accompanies the letter, as well as his dedication to her in the pledge.

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  • There are considerably more pictures in the Pledge booklet than there are substantive commitments on why we need a different approach to national security than has been the practice under Democratic control, and to what end.

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  • That partnership was on full display at a naturalization ceremony held at the State Department, in conjunction with DHS. Denis McDonough, deputy national security advisor to the president, gave congratulatory remarks on behalf of the Administration and led the new citizens in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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  • The idea for PCCs came from the UK government in a pledge to make the police "more accountable through oversight by a directly elected individual".

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  • The prime minister did not attack public spending in the abstract, or pledge to get the state off citizens' backs.

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  • Lord Wills said he was eager to see the government take action on its pledge in the 2010 coalition agreement to reduce animal testing.

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  • In a statement to mark World Aids Day, Oxfam said the pledge made by governments in June to increase the number of people receiving HIV treatment to 15 million by 2015 would be worthless without additional resources.

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  • In the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, candidates and incumbents solemnly bind themselves to oppose any and all tax increases.

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  • As a result of a court challenge settled in 2011, the pledge can no longer be applied to most U.S.-based organizations as it was found to violate First Amendment rights.

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  • And tonight in this hallowed chamber, with the American people as our witness, we make you a solemn pledge: In the fight ahead, you will have all you need to protect our Nation.

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  • The Obama administration is making progress along a wide front in fulfilling the president's pledge to our First Americans, investing hundreds of millions of recovery dollars in new schools and roads, strengthening tribal law enforcement, improving Indian education and speeding land into trust to expand tribal resource bases.

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  • The agreement in January on the West Bank town of Hebron and, even more, the accompanying pledge by Israel to withdraw in stages from other (unspecified) parts of the West Bank locked Mr Netanyahu into the process.

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  • One of the original signatories of the Giving Pledge in August of 2010, he has in the past year alone donated to efforts to improve education, safeguard wildlife and most notably preserve important pieces of American history.

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  • He urged the government to "fulfil the pledge they made solemnly in the manifesto, that they put in the coalition agreement and which we are still waiting for".

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  • More than 100, 000 public and private schools across the United States were urged to participate in a simultaneous recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at 2 p.m.

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  • In its recent budget, the council reaffirmed its pledge to build a new, modern secondary school in the Craigmillar area, which it projects will be required in 2020 as regeneration brings more families into the area.

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  • University funding has created tension in the coalition: already embarrassed by their broken election pledge to oppose any increase in fees, the Lib Dems are irritated that these proposals only pay lip service to fair access for pupils from poor backgrounds.

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  • It would be nice to see the presidential nominees weigh in on this and pledge to change the election date.

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  • Critics have attacked the policy as having no figures attached to it, and as a pledge that in the event of recession would require deep cuts in spending to be achieved.

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  • The government is sincere in its pledge to banish joblessness, but history shows that the road to full employment is paved with good intentions.

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  • We pledge in our name and in the name of the command and leadership, and the name of the people, the fighting people and its heroic army in its history, a record of civilization, we pledge that we will confront the invaders and we will get them to, God willing, to the limit where they will lose their patience.

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  • And of course in the end the only pledge that really matters is the Pledge of Allegiance.

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  • Senator Obama is still ahead in the popular vote and pledge delegates so did yesterday really matter?

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  • That puts many who signed the pledge in a bind, which might explain the current do nothing Congress.

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  • There will almost certainly be a Democrat or two in the cabinet as a pledge of bipartisan good faith.

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  • Brian Lightman, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, welcomed the pledge to involve teaching practitioners in the inquiry.

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