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    Digital Campaigning

    Campaign strategists Zac Moffatt and Michael Slaby talked about the role of digital media in modern political campaigns. They discussed lessons they learned in the 2012 elections and some of the races they were monitoring in the 2014 midterm elections.

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    NATO Summit Preview

    Heather Conley and Kathleen Hicks previewed the 2014 NATO summit in Wales and President Obama’s trip to Estonia. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Afghanistan Outlook

    Matthew Rosenberg talked about the outlook for Afghanistan’s political and national security future. He also discussed his recent expulsion from the country the previous week by the Karzai government.

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to a variety of international topics.

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    Updated Budget and Economic Outlook

    Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf held a press conference to unveil his agency’s report titled, An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2014 to 2024. He said the federal budget deficit had fallen greatly over the previous few years and would continue to drop in 2014 and 2015, and then begin rising after 2018 due to expenditures on Social Security, health insurance subsidies, rising health care costs, and increasing interest rates.

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    Immigration Courts

    Two federal administrative judges talked about the influx of unaccompanied children into the U.S., and the effectiveness of the courts to deal with those cases. Both were critical of the current system, called for more independence from the Justice Department, and want the number of immigration judges doubled.

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    Open Phones

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

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    Campaign Voter Targeting

    John Aristotle Phillips talked about the tactic of voter targeting and how campaigns use this approach to make candidates appealing to voters at the most fundamental level. 

    This segment is part of a week-long Washington Journal series focusing on the mechanics of modern political campaigns.

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

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    Cost of Raising a Child

    Danielle Kurtzleben talked about a Vox.com piece she authored, “The $245,000 Price Tag for Raising an American Child, in Five Charts.” She included the cost of housing, food, transportation, child care up to the age of 18, but left college and pre-natal care out of her calculations. She also discussed some of the miscellaneous costs that vary widely from family to family, single-parent families, and other factors.

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

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for military veteran viewer comments and questions on the Obama administration’s announcement of executive actions aimed at improving health care delivery through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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