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    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Remarks at the National Press Club

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen spoke at a National Press Club luncheon and responded to written questions from the audience. He warned of budget cuts to the agency, saying one concern…

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    Race in the U.S.

    Filmmaker Ken Burns and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates talked about race in the U.S.. The two produced documentaries on the Civil Rights Movement that were scheduled to premiere…

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    Civil Rights and Criminal Justice

    Cornell Brooks spoke about civil rights and the criminal justice system. Topics included the 2016 presidential election, criminal justice reform, and planned protests in Flint,…

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    D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit System

    Paul Wiedefeld talked the future of Washington, D.C.'s, transit system. Among his remarks, he said the transit system is worse off than expected, and outlined his plan to improve…

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    Space Program

    Sandra Magnus, Elliot Pulham, and Eric Stallmer released a joint white paper, “Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Space,” about the challenges that threaten America’s leadership…

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    Election Year Legislative Productivity

    House Republican Policy Chair Luke Messer (R-IN) spoke to reporters about congressional legislative priorities ahead of the 2016 presidential election. He explained the importance of…

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    Martin Luther King's Lost Speech

    In July, 1962, Martin Luther King Jr. was the first African American to speak at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Members of the Club located 53-year old recordings of the…

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    Campus Sexual Assaults

    American Association of University Women (AAUW) representatives outlined the findings of a study on campus sexual assault. According to the report and analysis of data, more than 50…

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    Representative Mac Thornberry on Defense and National Security

    House Armed Services Committee Chair Mac Thornberry (R-TX) spoke outlined his agenda for 2016 at a National Press Club luncheon. In his speech he said the world is more dangerous than…

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    Naval Operations

    Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson spoke about issues and challenges facing the Navy and unveiled his strategic guidance to the fleet. He focused on maritime and global…

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    Book Discussion on Mary McGrory

    John Norris talked about his book Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism, in which he remembers the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mary McGrory, who covered 12 presidential…

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    Youth Sports Concussions

    Panelists talked about ways to prevent injuries sustained in youth sports, including technology, treatment, and regulations. They discussed the possibility of a federal mandate on…

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    Human Rights in China

    Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin talked about her experience having her visa denied before her trip to compete in the Miss World finals held in China. She argues her visa was denied…

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    Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

    Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padiilla talked about the state of the territory’s economy. In his remarks he expressed disappointment that Congress had not taken action to…

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    David Skorton on the Smithsonian Institution

    David Skorton talked about the future of the Smithsonian Institution and responded to questions from audience members. He focused his speech on the importance of investments in arts…

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    International Soccer Governance

    Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan spoke about the future of international soccer and FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) in the wake of the organization’s recent…

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    Air Force Issues

    Deborah Lee James spoke about issues facing the Air Force. Topics included the Air Force’s use of airstrikes to destroy ISIS* targets in Iraq and Syria, budget cuts, and efforts…

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    Governor John Kasich Remarks on National Security

    Governor John Kasich (R-OH), a 2016 presidential candidate, talked about national security. In his remarks he said that his state did not have the authority to block refugees from…

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    Senator Elizabeth Warren on International Corporate Taxes

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke about improving the international corporate tax system at a National Press Club luncheon-style press conference.

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    Secretary Robert McDonald on Veterans Issues

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald spoke about the state of the the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and efforts to improve the department’s health care system.

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