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    Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign

    President Obama and Vice President Biden announced the launch of the “It’s On Us” campaign, a public awareness initiative aimed at preventing sexual assault on college and university campuses.

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    Vice President Biden at Women's Leadership Forum

    Vice President Biden spoke at the Democratic National Committee Women’s Leadership Forum’s 21st Annual National Issues Conference.

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    Bicentennial of the National Anthem

    Vice President Biden and Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) spoke at an event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner.

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    Foreign Policy Challenges

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney talked about U.S. foreign policy in the face of multiple challenges such as Iran and North Korea as well as the growing power of ISIL.* He called on President Obama to halt the Afghanistan troop draw-down, send more U.S. military aid to Iraq, and restore the defense budget to address military preparedness.

    “9/11 and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy” was a presentation at the American Enterprise Institute.

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

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    Violence Against Women Act 20th Anniversary Commemoration

    Vice Presiden Biden delivered remarks at the National Archives to mark the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act. As a senator, he was the chief sponsor of the original legislation. Vice President Biden talked about some of the challenges in passing the legislation and the continuing need to expose the truth about domestic violence. He was introduced by Ruth Glenn, who shared her own story as a victim of abuse.

    Approximately 1 minute 30 seconds of the speech was lost due to technical difficulties.

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    Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

    Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton spoke at an event to launch the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson. The Presidential Leadership Scholars program sought to “bring together a select group of leaders who share a desire to solve complex challenges and create positive change.”

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    40th Anniversary of Nixon Pardoning

    On the 40th anniversary, President Gerald Ford pardoned President Richard Nixon for any and all crimes committed while he was president.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    Vice President Biden delivered the weekly presidential address while President Obama was at the NATO summit in Wales. He talked about the economic recovery and proposed bolstering it by closing tax loopholes, expanding education opportunities, and raising the minimum wage.

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    Jimmy Carter at the Islamic Society of North America

    Former President Jimmy Carter delivered the Keynote address at the Islamic Society of North America’s Annual Convention.

    The Islamic Society of North America’s 51st Annual Convention took place from August 29-September 1, 2014 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.

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    President Johnson's 1964 Acceptance Speech

    President Lyndon B. Johnson accepted the Presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on August 27th, 1964. In his speech, President Johnson outlined the goals of what he called the “Great Society.” Less than a year earlier, President Johnson was sworn in following President Kennedy’s assassination. He would go on to win the general election against Republican Senator Barry Goldwater.