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    Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony

    President Obama honored new Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients in a ceremony at the White House. Honorees included Representative John Dingell (D-MI), NBC host Tom Brokaw, and actress Meryl Streep.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and Responded to questions on a variety of topics, including the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

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    President Obama on Defense Secretary Resignation

    President Obama spoke about Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s decision to resign. Secretary Hagel agreed to continue his duties until a successor was nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

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    Open Phones with John Dean

    John Dean talked about his book, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It. He also responded to viewer telephone calls and comments.

    He was interviewed at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade College on November 22-23.

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    Book Discussion on The Nixon Defense and The Invisible Bridge

    John Dean, author of The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It, and Rick Perlstein, author of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, talked about their books.

    They spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade College on November 22-23.

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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Dan Pfeiffer

    Dan Pfeiffer talked with reporters and responded to questions at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. He spoke about President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. He said that Republicans using the president’s actions as a reason for not working on other legislation was the equivalent of “taking their ball and going home.”

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    Presidential Address on Immigration

    President Obama in a national address outlined three executive action steps he was taking to change the U.S. immigration system. One, which he noted was controversial, involved addressing the millions of undocumented immigrants living in the nation. Under his order, if a person has been in the country for more than five years, has children who are citizens or legal residents, she or he must pass a criminal background check and be willing to pay taxes to apply to stay temporarily. The other two measures called for additional resources for law enforcement personnel to stem the flow of illegal crossings and speed up the return of those who do cross illegally and making it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants to stay in the U.S.

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    National Medals of Science and Technology Awards Ceremony

    President Obama awarded the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in a ceremony at the White House.

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    President Obama on Immigration Announcement

    President Obama posted a video on Facebook to promote his address the next evening on immigration reform.

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