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    Constitutional Law and Judicial Restraint

    Judge Janice Rogers Brown delivered the seventh Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture at the Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

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    Representative Henry Waxman on Health Care

    Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) talked about global health and health care policy challenges.

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    1934 Communications Act and Modern Technology

    Panelists talked about the history, implementation, and multiple legislative revisions of the Communications Act of 1934. Topics included the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) relationship with Congress, the executive branch and other regulatory agencies, and the possible need to update the Act to reflect current and future digital economy developments, technology innovation, consumer preferences and other contemporary issues.

    The Communications Act of 1934 created the Federal Communications Commission and outlined a comprehensive regulatory structure for overseeing spectrum-based and wire-based communications.

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Marie Harf briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a range of international issues.

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    Education Common Core Standards

    The American Enterprise Institute hosted a panel discussion on Common Core standards and the U.S. education system. Common Core standards were created with the intent to better prepare students through skills and knowledge necessary for college and career success.

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    Youth Homelessness

    Panelists talked about the results of a data collection project from the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s Street Outreach Program that researched homeless youth in 11 cities.

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    2014 Elections and White Voters

    Matthew Cooper talked about his October 3, 2014, Newsweek cover story, “The White Vote.” Topics included “white” voters' perceptions of President Obama, demographics, and their potential impact on the 2014 elections.

    This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles.

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    Latino Voters and the 2014 Midterm Elections

    Daniel Garza talked about some of the issues that might be important to Latino voters in the midterm elections. Topics included immigration reform, economic opportunity, and the role of the government, Mr. Garza also discussed his Libre Initiative organization, such as its agenda, funding and supporters, criticisms of the group, and strategy for the 2014 elections. 

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

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    Campaign Spending in the 2014 Midterm Election

    Sheila Krumholz talked about overall campaign spending in the 2014 elections.She discussed spending by political parties and outside interest groups, some of the most expensive races, and the rules that apply to campaign fundraising and spending.

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    White House Ebola Response Coordinator

    Steven Dennis, Roll Call White House correspondent, spoke by phone President Obama’s decision to appoint Ron Klain to be the White House Ebola response coordinator.