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    President Obama on Hostage Negotiation Policy

    President Obama spoke about changes following the completion of the Hostage Policy Review, including that the government would no longer threaten to criminally prosecute families of…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco spoke with reporters at the White House daily briefing about President Obama’s announcement earlier in the day of changes in how the government…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of topics, including trade, military retirement benefits, the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill, and…

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    U.S. Hostages and Drone Strikes

    Representative John Delaney (D-MD) talked about a proposal for a job that is dedicated to keeping track of American hostages around the world and developing strategies to help free…

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    U.S. Hostage Policy

    The New America Foundation hosted a discussion on U.S. hostage policy. Panelists included former FBI negotiator Gary Noesner; Debra Tice, the mother of Austin Rice; an American…

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    Reporting from Conflict Zones

    The University of Arizona hosted a discussion about journalists in conflict zones. The panelists included former Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson, who was held hostage in…

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    U.S. Policy on Hostages Held Overseas

    Dane Egli talked about President Obama’s review of the process the U.S. uses to try to recover Americans taken hostage overseas. A video clip was shown from the November 18, 2014,…

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    Iran Hostage Crisis

    In the conference on the Carter presidency, held at Hofstra University, Mr. Gunter, Ms. Reilly, and Mr. Smist presented papers focusing on different aspects of the Iran…

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    U.S.-Iran Relations

    Former Charge d’Affaires Bruce Laingen, one of the American hostages held captive in Iran in 1980 and 1981, spoke about relations between the U.S. and Iran following the 25th…

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    October Surprise Task Force Report Response

    Mrs. Casey read a statement responding to the report of the October Surprise task force from an earlier news conference. She lauded the task force findings, which determined that…

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    Return of Remains of American Hostages

    Vice President Quayle, Secretary Cheney, and CIA Director Gates delivered remarks at a ceremony honoring two slain hostages, Marine Colonel Rich Higgins and CIA station head William…

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    State Department News Briefing

    Joseph Snyder, State Department spokesperson, responded to reporters' questions about international affairs concerning the Department of State, including the discovery of the remains of…

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    The Post-Hostage Era

    Professor Sutherland spoke on his life in captivity, and world events in what now seems to be a post-hostage era. Earlier this month, he was freed after more than six years as a…

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    October Surprise Investigation Day 2

    The subcommittee heard testimony from a member of the Carter administration on allegations of unethical activity charged against the 1980 Reagan presidential campaign. Mr. Sick is…

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    October Surprise Markup

    The House Administration committee met to discuss proposed legislation that would create a task force to look into the alleged involvement of the 1980 Reagan presidential campaign in…

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    October Surprise, Day 2

    The committee continued looking into the “October Surprise,” an allegation that members of the 1980 Reagan campaign staff held secret negotiations with the government of…

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    October Surprise

    The House Rules Committee met to begin the first of two hearings concerning the investigation into the October Surprise. That refers to the allegations that the 1980 Ronald Reagan…

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    News Review

    The journalists discussed the hostages in Lebanon, and the news coverage of Washington in August, and looked towards the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee, Judge Clarence…

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    Hostages in Lebanon

    Mr. McGuire discussed negotiations for the release of the hostages in Lebanon, the nature of the groups holding them, what is happening behind the scenes, and the process that happens…

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    State Department News Briefing

    State Department spokesperson Richard Boucher responded to questions from reporters in the Department of State on the status of the remaining hostages in Lebanon following the release of…

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