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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…

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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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    Representative DeLauro on the Farm Bill

    Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) talked about the House version of the farm bill and efforts to restore cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps). She…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He celebrated the weekend of Father’s Day and noted that nothing substitutes for the love and support of the presence of a parent in…

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    National Fatherhood Initiative

    Vincent DiCaro talked about the goal and mission of the National Fatherhood Initiative and the public policy issues they promote to improve the well-being of children by increasing the…

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    Book Discussion on The Romney Family Table

    Ann Romney talked about her forthcoming cookbook, The Romney Family Table: Sharing Home-Cooked Recipes and Favorite Traditions. Besides recipes, the book also conveys family stories and…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) gave the weekly Republican address. She talked about the Working Families Flexibility Act, passed by the House on May 8, 2013, which allows…

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    Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

    Mariska Hargitay talked about the efforts of her Joyful Heart Foundation to help survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. She began her speech by citing…

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    Family and Medical Leave Act

    Judith Lichtman talked about about the Family and Medical Leave Act, and her organization’s role in crafting the act, which was passed in 1998. Topics included what the act…

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    Book Discussion on The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After

    Elizabeth Kantor talked about her book, The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After: What Jane Austen’s Heroines Can Teach Modern Women About Men, Sex, Marriage, and Lasting…

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    In Depth with Anna Quindlen

    Anna Quindlen talked about her life and career. Topics included social policies on the role of women, and the politics that guide them. She responded to telephone calls and…

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    Bay and Her Boys Book Party

    A book party was held at Americans for Tax Reform in Washington, D.C., for the publication of Bay Buchanan’s Bay and Her Boys: Unexpected Lessons I Learned as a (Single) Mom. The…

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    Book Discussion on Bay and Her Boys

    Political analyst and former United States Treasurer Bay Buchanan presents her thoughts on single motherhood and her experiences raising her three boys alone. Ms. Buchanan…

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    Post-World War II Growth of Suburbs

    History Professor Andrew Morris discusses the unprecedented demand for affordable housing from the mid-1940s and into the 1950s that was created by returning World War II…

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    Book Discussion on Dust to Dust: A Memoir

    Benjamin Busch talked about his book, Dust to Dust: A Memoir, in which he reflects on mortality. He recounted how he returned from a brutal tour of war and his young daughter did not…

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