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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the lessons the U.S. can learn from the United Kingdom on presidential transitions. Kevin Hall talked by telephone about the latest development in…

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    Community Service Day Lunch

    On Martin Luther King Day, as part of a “National Day of Service,” President-Elect Obama and Michelle Obama had lunch with community service volunteers who were writing letters…

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    President-Elect Obama Speech at Lincoln Memorial

    President-Elect Barack Obama spoke at a pre-inaugural celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. He spoke about the significance or the monuments on the national mall, the nation at a…

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    Wreath-Laying at Arlington Cemetery

    President-Elect Barack Obama and Vice President-Elect Joe Biden laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery as part of their pre-inaugural activities in Washington, DC…

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    Role of the White House Chief of Staff

    Kenneth Duberstein and Mack McLarty, both former White House chiefs of staff, talked about their experiences, the job of the chief of staff, and what is ahead for President-Elect Barack…

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    Inauguration of Barack Obama

    Arianna Huffington talked about the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama and recent political news. She responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

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    Inaugural Preparations

    Mike Allen talked about the lead up to the inauguration of President-Elect Obama and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

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    Inaugural Train Arrival in Washington, DC

    Video of President-elect Barack Obama and his family arriving Union Station in Washington, DC was shown.

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    Baltimore Inaugural Train Rally

    President-Elect Obama spoke on the final leg of a whistle-stop inaugural train journey to Washington, D.C. In his remarks at a rally at War Memorial Plaza in Baltimore, Maryland, he spoke…

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    Wilmington Inaugural Train Rally

    President-Elect Obama held a whistle-stop rally in Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park next to the Wilmington Station, where he stopped during his inaugural rail journey to be joined by Vice…

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    Philadelphia Inaugural Train Rally

    President-Elect Obama held a rally at the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia before boarding a train headed toward Washington, D.C., in the first stage of his inaugural rail…

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    Presidential Inaugural Discussion on American Politics

    Brian Lamb facilitated a student discussion on public service, the political process, public policy, and student involvement in the presidential inauguration.  br/ This was an event of…

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    Economic Stimulus Proposals

    John Shaw provided an update on the Obama stimulus package, the stimulus package announced by House Democrats, and recent economic news and developments. He responded to telephone…

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    Obama Presidential Transition

    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne discussed the Obama presidential transition with students. Topics included media relations differences between the Bush and Obama Administration,…

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    Attorney General Nomination Hearing, Day 2

    On the second day of the hearing on the nomination of Eric Holder to be attorney general, witnesses testified about his qualifications and experience. Among the topics they addressed…

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    U.N. Ambassador Nomination Hearing Opening

    Susan Rice testified about her nomination as the United States ambassador to the United Nations. Among the topics she addressed were the organization and administration of the United…

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    Attorney General Nomination Hearing, Day 1

    Eric Holder testified about his nomination as attorney general. Among the topics he addressed were his involvement in pardons granted by President Clinton at the end of his presidency…

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    Homeland Security Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Governor Janet Napolitano testified about her nomination as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Among the topics she addressed were immigration, border protection,…

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    Securities and Exchange Commissioner Nomination Hearing

    Mary Schapiro testified about her nomination as chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among the topics she addressed were regulatory oversight of financial markets, the…

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    Troubled Assets Relief Program

    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell talked about the briefing for Republican senators just given by Rahm Emanuel and Larry Summers of the incoming Obama administration, as well as…

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