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    Diplomacy and Foreign Aid Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Ben Affleck, Bill Gates, and other witnesses testified at a hearing on diplomacy and foreign aid. They talked about the work being done in Africa, and the value of continuing to invest in countries there, such as avoiding the emergence of a new pandemic. Examples of why threatened cuts should not be made in the foreign aid budget included the prospect of wiping out polio in Africa with a few more years of continued effort.

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    History of the Republican Party

    Professor Heather Cox Richardson, author of To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party talked about the evolution of the “Party of Lincoln.” Professor Richardson spoke about the origins of the party and said it was founded to advocate for the middle class against elite plantation owners. She also talked about the Republican figures who defined the party, including Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.

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