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    Future of Democracy in America

    Jasmine Farrier talked about the future of democracy in America. Topics included Toqueville’s as applied to modern democracy, the political party system, congressional gridlock,…

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    Defense Budget and National Security Issues

    Secretary Panetta spoke about the defense budget and national security issues. He also discussed national challenges, leadership and public service. He answered questions from…

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    House Speaker John Boehner Remarks

    House Speaker John Boehner talked about jobs and the economy at the University of Louisville McConnell Center. He urged Congress to find common ground despite ideological…

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    The Evolution of the Senate Leadership

    Donald Ritchie talked about the evolution of the Senate leadership. He responded to questions from members of the audience, including on how television has changed…

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    Henry Clay and the U.S. Senate Leadership

    James Klotter talked about the life and career of history of Senator Henry Clay. Topics included his continued career after losing a presidential election and his speaking and…

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    Henry Clay and Leadership in the U.S. Senate

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walked about changes in the workings of the Senate and changes in leadership roles. He responded to questions from members of the…

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    The Foundation of the Senate

    U.S. Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the differences between the House and Senate at the time of Senator Henry Clay and the changes over time. He responded to questions…

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    Vice President Biden on Bipartisanship

    Vice President Biden spoke at a conference on the evolution of the U.S. Senate. In his remarks he focused on his own experiences in the Senate, bipartisan cooperation, and the…

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    Kentucky Senate Debate

    Kentucky Senate candidates Rand Paul (R) and Jack Conway (D) debated various issues. Among the topics they addressed were health care, tax policy, jobs, immigration, and an ad from…

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    Future of Cancer Research

    Panelists spoke about the state of cancer research and public policy. They focused on facilitating the rapid transfer of promising cancer drug and treatment discoveries from the…

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    Senate Leadership

    The Democratic Leader of the U. S. Senate, Harry Reid, spoke about how the Senate leaders work together. He also reflected on the presidents with whom he has worked and other members…

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    Issues Facing the U.S.

    Following introductions by Senator McConnell and Provost Willihnganz, Senator Kennedy praised the McConnell Center and talked about famous Kentucky legislators. Other topics included…

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    Capitalism and Democracy in America

    Senator Gramm talked about the threat of terrorism, the threat of Iraqi weapons development, and preserving the ideals of capitalism and democracy. Following his remarks he answered…

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    Middle East Peace Process

    After an introduction by Senator McConnell, Secretary Powell outlined the U.S. vision for a means to return to peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He urged…

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    Supreme Court Issues

    After an introduction by Senator McConnell, Justice Thomas spoke to students and faculty at the University of Louisville’s McConnell School. He spent an hour talking to the group…

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    The Senate: The Great Forum of Constitutional Liberty

    Senator Robert Byrd spoke about the early history of the Senate and about the reasons and purposes for various Senate procedures. He also spoke about his experiences while serving in…

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    Book Discussion on Azerbaijan Diary

    Mr. Goltz talked about his book Azerbaijan Diary, published by M. E. Sharpe, an account of his six years in the region as a freelance journalist. He showed a film about his…

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