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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Panelists talked about U.S. foreign policy issues. Topics included U.S. leadership and power in the world, lessons learned from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and future relations with…

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    Wages and Benefits

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez argued for raising the federal minimum wage, which was $7.25 at the time of the program. Following his remarks, panelists talked about enforcement of federal…

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    Climate Change Policy

    Todd Stern talked about global climate change policy following President Obama.'s climate change deal with China. He also previewed the president’s trip to India in January, and…

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    Funding for Public Colleges and Universities

    Panelists talked about a new report showing a decline in state funding of third-level public education, and offered their recommendations for state reinvestment in public colleges and…

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    Secretary Burwell on Health Insurance Enrollment

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell talked about the upcoming open enrollment period in the health insurance marketplace, and the efforts of her department to ensure the…

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    Diversity of Elected Officials

    Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) was the keynote speaker at a forum on the under-representation of women and people of color in elected office. Brenda Carter presented the results…

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    Common Core Education Standards

    The Center for American Progress hosted a discussion on common core standards, which more than 40 states and the District of Columbia had adopted. The panelists focused on what common…

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    U.S. Tax Code

    Tax and economic policy experts talked about ways to improve the U.S. tax code that could appeal to both Republicans and Democrats. They discussed a report from the Center for American…

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    Combating ISIS

    Middle East policy experts talked about President Obama’s plan to combat ISIS* and the U.S. effort to establish a reliable partner in Syria to fight both ISIS and President…

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    Secretary Kerry on U.S.-India Relations

    Secretary John Kerry gave the keynote address at the Center for American Progress' launch of India: 2020, an initiative focused on U.S foreign policy in Southeast Asia and U.S.-India…

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    Michelle Obama at Working Families Summit

    First lady Michelle Obama discussed the challenges she faced as a working mother and the importance of employers putting their employee’s families first with Robin Roberts. She…

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    White House Working Families Summit, Part 5

    Mika Brzezinski moderated a panel discussion about the obstacles for women in the workforce. Panelists talked their career paths and about overcoming obstacles. br/ br/ “Career…

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    White House Working Families Summit, Part 4

    Maria Shriver talked about the work of her organization, A Woman’s Nation, and the results of an examination they did with the Center for American Progress on the economic state of…

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    President Obama at Working Families Summit

    President Obama talked about creating 21st century workplace by urging business to adopt family-friendly policies such as paid maternity and paternity leave and flexibility for working…

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    White House Working Families Summit, Part 3

    Claire Shipman and Katty Kay moderated a panel discussion on the case for businesses to enact more family-friendly policies. br/ “A 21st Century Economy that Works for Business…

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    White House Working Families Summit, Part 2

    After remarks by Christina Hendricks and Kay Thompson, panelists talked about the balance of work and family and the importance of family-friendly workplaces for both men and women. br/…

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    White House Working Families Summit, Part 1

    In the opening session of the White House Summit on Working Families, Vice President Joe Biden urged corporate executives to create family-friendly policies saying the return was…

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    Voting Rights and Southern Demographics

    Politicians and civil rights organizations leaders talked about the demographic and political changes in the South in the 50 years since civil rights activists travelled to Mississippi in…

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    Pay Discrimination Against Women

    Betsey Stevenson made opening remarks at a discussion on pay discrimination in the workplace. She outlined President Obama’s two executive orders he signed earlier in the day to…

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    Senator Bob Casey on the Future of Afghanistan

    Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) talked about Afghanistan, and the changing U.S. role as American troops were scheduled to withdraw from the country later in 2014. He spoke about the importance of…

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