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    Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S.

    Brian Brown and Evan Wolfson talked about legal and political developments in the debate over same-sex marriage, including the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny appeals from five…

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    Book Discussion on Cut Adrift

    Marianne Cooper talked about her book, Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times, in which she reports on the state of the American family in the wake of the recent economic…

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    The Role of the Social Worker

    Steve Perry delivered an address on the power of social workers to effect change and improve lives in minority and impoverished communities. Topics included improving the interactions…

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    Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

    Brian Brown and Sarah Warbelow talked about what had happened since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions on same-sex marriage one year before in cases over the Defense of Marriage Act…

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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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    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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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He previewed the next Monday’s first-ever White House Summit on Working Families where he would bring together businesses leaders…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He wished America’s dads a happy Father’s Day and underscored the crucial role fathers play in society. He encouraged…

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    Representative David McKinley on Mother's Day

    Representative David McKinley (R-WV) remarked on Mother’s Day.

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    Mother's Day Reflections

    In a Mother’s Day collection, clips of Pauline Gore, Roberta McCain, Virginia Kelly, and Barbara Bush talking about their sons are shown.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    First lady Michelle Obama delivered the weekly presidential address. She honored all mothers on the upcoming Mother’s Day and talked about the terrorist kidnapping of more than 200…

    315 views
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    Republican Senators on Compensatory Time

    Republicans Senators called on the Senate to take up an amendment allowing non-exempt workers to take compensatory time instead of overtime pay for working overtime. They argued this…

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    The Shriver Report, Afternoon Session

    Panelists discussed a report finding that one in three American women were living on the brink of poverty. In the afternoon session they discussed the role of men in women’s…

    626 views
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    The Shriver Report, Morning Session

    The morning session of the Shriver Report forum included introductory remarks by Maria Shriver and Neera Tanden. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Barbara Ehrenreich participated…

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    House Democratic Agenda

    House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters following their party caucus meeting where they talked about subjects including the omnibus spending bill and extending unemployment…

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    Book Discussion on Maxed Out

    Katrina Alcorn talked about her book, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink, in which she argues that while women are the main bread-winners in a majority of American families, the U.S.…

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    Life Expectancy Rate and Impact on Married Couples

    Panelists talked about the impact of increasing lifespans on married couples. Joel Garreau began the discussion by outlining four possible scenarios for life in the year 2030 if life…

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    The Changing American Household

    Jonathan Vespa of the U.S. Census Bureau and sociologist Philip Cohen of the University of Maryland discussed a Census Bureau report that shows significant changes in what it means to be a…

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