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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Richard Trumka

    Richard Trumka talked with reporters at a “Monitor Breakfast” held by the Christian Science Monitor. He spoke about the state of the U.S. economy, potential executive action on immigration, raising the minimum wage, union solidarity, and the 2014 and 2016 elections. He also responded to reporters questions.

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues, including reports that Russian tanks and troops had entered southern Ukraine and a recent United Nations report on war crimes in Syria’s civil war.

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    Islamic Radicalization and ISIS

    Islam and foreign policy experts talked about the causes for rise of radicalism in Iraq and Syria and the creation of militant groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS). They discussed the intentions of ISIS and threat posed to the Middle East and the rest of the world. The panelists provide criticism of the Obama administrations' response to the ISIS and offer recommendations for moving forward.

    The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Newsmakers with Douglas Elmendorf

    Douglas Elmendorf talked about a Congressional Budget Office report that suggested the federal budget deficit had fallen to $506 billion, less than a third of what it was in the 2009 peak year, but a little higher than projected earlier this year. The report also said the federal debt was rising and projected it would rise to the highest level since 1950.

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    Consequences of Surveillance

    Panelists talked about the political and public consequences of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) domestic surveillance programs. Matthew Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, defended the programs, saying they were crucial to U.S. efforts to fight ISIS*, but acknowledged the NSA must regain the public’s trust through transparency. Laura Donahue, the director of Georgetown University’s Center on National Security, argued against the NSA’s programs, calling them unconstitutional.

    * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions on news of the day.

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    Black Lung Medical Claims

    From former West Virginia coal miner Robert Bailey was among the witnesses at a hearing on the health and financial challenges faced by coal miners affected with black lung disease.

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    Rob Jesmer and Celinda Lake on Campaign Crisis Management

    Rob Jesmer and Celinda Lake talked about how campaigns deal with crisis management. They discussed specific recent campaign difficulties, such as plagiarism charges against Senator John Walsh (D-MT) and former Representative Todd Aiken’s (R-MO) 2012 campaign for the U.S. Senate, and some of the different types of errors that candidates make.

    This program was part of a week-long “Washington Journal” series focused on the mechanics of modern political campaigns.

    At the conclusion of the program C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines.

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    Clinton Watts on U.S. Response to ISIS

    Clinton Watts talked about what’s next in the U.S. response against ISIS* and the possibility of the terrorist group attacking the U.S. homeland. He also discussed the threat of Americans joining ISIS and how ISIS funds itself.

    C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.

    * ISIS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that seized several cities in northern and western Iraq.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for Republican viewer comments on whether former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) should run again for president in 2016. Julian Zelizer talked by telephone about Mitt Romney’s ability to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

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