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    2016 Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum"

    All 16 currently filed Republican presidential candidates were invited to take part in a “Voters First Republican Presidential Forum” on the campus of St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. This event was the first opportunity to hear all of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates on one stage. The candidates appeared one at a time, answering questions determined by the editors of the New Hampshire Union Leader based on the topics suggested by the public, with immigration and the economy topping the list. Senators Cruz (R-TX), Paul (R-KY), and Rubio (R-FL) appeared via video link from Washington, D.C. Jack Heath moderated.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 53-46 margin failed to get the 60 votes needed to proceed to S.1881, a bill by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

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    President Obama on Power Plant Emissions

    President Obama announced a new rule limiting carbon emissions at power plants in order to combat global climate change. He was introduced by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy.

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    Senate Democrats on Planned Parenthood

    Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and advocates held a press conference ahead of a procedural vote on a bill to repeal federal funding for Planned Parenthood. They talked about the various roles Planned Parenthood filled in the health care of women.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    White House Spokesman Josh Earnest responded to questions from reporters on a variety of topics, including military efforts against the *ISIL, the Iran nuclear deal, and Vice President Joe Biden’s possible candidacy in the 2016 presidential election.

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    Pope Francis U.S. Visit Preview

    Reporters and topic experts talked about Pope Francis’s upcoming September 22-27, 2015, visit to the United States. The pope would be making stops in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia. They discussed the events in which he would be participating, the logistics, and news coverage of the Pope and the issues he has raised such as poverty, hunger, immigration, and the environment.

    This National Press Foundation briefing was held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.