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    Federal Economic Aid to States

    Following their meeting with the president, governors spoke to the media outside the White House about economic recovery efforts and federal assistance to states as part of a national…

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    Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request Briefing

    Senior Department of Defense and military service officials briefed Pentagon reporters on the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Department Budget and the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review.

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    Federal Debt Ceiling and Debt

    A group of tea party activists led by William Temple, chair of Freedom Jamboree and the Tea Party National Straw Poll Convention, held a press conference targeting House Speaker John…

    42,554 views
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    Defense Department Briefing

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen briefed reporters. Secretary Gates, who was participating in his last press conference before his…

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    New State Voter Identification Laws

    Civil rights experts talked about the current status and impact of new state voter identification laws. Hans Von Spakovsky said the laws do not suppress voter turnout and help address…

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    Bush Campaign Reaction

    Secretary Baker said Governor Bush and Secretary Cheney were pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 10:00 p.m. decision that there were constitutional problems with the vote recount…

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    Clinton Declines Candidacy

    Governor Clinton announced that he will not seek the 1988 Democratic nomination for president.

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    Federal Income Tax Policy

    Participants spoke to reporters about tax policy and federal spending levels. They also answered questions from reporters.

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    Alaskan Oil Spill News Conference

    President George H. W. Bush talked to reporters about the Exxon-Valdez oil spill. Topics included the ecological and economic damage caused by the oil spill, federal assistance in both…

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    U.S.-Mexico Border Security Policy

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Deputy Secretary of State Jim Steinberg and Deputy Attorney General David Ogden held a news conference to announce the U.S.-Mexico Border…

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    Presidential News Conference

    President Obama held a news conference in the East Room of the White House. He focused on budget negotiations between the White House and Congress, and the need to raise the debt…

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    Health Care Law Contraceptive Rule

    Students enrolled at Catholic universities spoke in support of the Obama administration ruling on a provision of the 2010 health care law. It required church-affiliated employers to…

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    Presidential News Conference

    President Obama held his first formal news conference of the year in the Brady Press Briefing Room. He spoke about his economic proposals, the state of the housing market, and…

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    Presidential News Conference

    President Obama spoke to reporters and answered questions in his first formal news conference since his re-election. Among the topics addressed were the resignation of General David…

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    Human Radiation Experiments Report

    President Clinton commented on the final report on human radiation experiments conducted by the federal government between 1944 and 1974. The government failed in its duty to tell the truth…

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    News Conference on Gun Control

    African-American activists spoke out against proposed gun control laws at a news conference in response to concerns shared by black conservatives that proposed legislation in the Senate…

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    President Obama on Trayvon Martin Case

    President Obama made an unannounced appearance before the regular White House briefing to speak about the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida. Speaking extemporaneously, he…

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    Governor Christie Presidential Candidate Endorsement

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie endorsed Mitt Romney for president at a campaign event in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

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    Smithsonian Exhibit Donation

    Comedian Jerry Seinfeld presented the “Puffy Shirt,” made famous during his long-running television series, to the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History Pop Culture…

    12,390 views
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    President Obama on Hurricane Sandy

    President Obama made a statement to the press on federal government efforts to assist states affected by Hurricane Sandy. He responded to a question from a reporter about the…

    11,973 views
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