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Chris W.'s MyC-SPAN

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    National Urban League Conference

    Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL), Dr. Ben Carson, former Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD), and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke at the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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    Military Technology

    Panelists talked about the military’s use of technologies such as drones, robotics, and 3-D printing.

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    Military Children

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivered remarks on challenges facing children in military and veterans' families. 

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    School Choice

    Panelists talked about the legal challenges faced by parents seeking alternatives to public schools, including provisions that bar schools with religious affiliations from accepting federal and state government money.

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    Iran Sanctions and the Nuclear Agreement

    Juan Zarate and Richard Nephew testified on the structure and implications of sanctions relief to Iran through the nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Mr. Zarate served in the George W. Bush administration, and Mr. Nephew in 2013 and 2014 was the lead sanctions adviser for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran. They discussed concerns of increased funding of terror groups by Iran, the snapback provisions that would re-impose economic sanctions if Iran violates the deal, and the role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in monitoring Iranian compliance.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of topics, including lobbying members of Congress on the Iran nuclear deal, efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood, and the fate of the Export-Import Bank.

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    Senator Bernie Sanders Remarks on the Economy

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, was interviewed about issues important to Hispanic businesses and communities. He answered questions concerning the economy, immigration, race relations, and issues affecting the Latino community. He also discussed his chances of winning the Democratic nomination and vowed not to run as a third-party candidate in the 2016 presidential election.

    This was part of a Presidential Candidate Q&A Series held by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the Newseum.

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    Senator Mitch McConnell on the Legislative Agenda

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke with reporters and responded to questions on the legislative agenda, including the six-year highway funding legislation just passed by the Senate. Other topics included the Iran nuclear agreement and Planned Parenthood.