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    Representative Mac Thornberry on Defense and National Security

    House Armed Services Committee Chair Mac Thornberry (R-TX) spoke outlined his agenda for 2016 at a National Press Club luncheon. In his speech he said the world is more dangerous than…

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    Naval Operations

    Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson spoke about issues and challenges facing the Navy and unveiled his strategic guidance to the fleet. He focused on maritime and global…

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    Human Rights in China

    Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin talked about her experience having her visa denied before her trip to compete in the Miss World finals held in China. She argues her visa was denied…

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    Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

    Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padiilla talked about the state of the territory’s economy. In his remarks he expressed disappointment that Congress had not taken action to…

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    David Skorton on the Smithsonian Institution

    David Skorton talked about the future of the Smithsonian Institution and responded to questions from audience members. He focused his speech on the importance of investments in arts…

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    International Soccer Governance

    Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan spoke about the future of international soccer and FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) in the wake of the organization’s recent…

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    Air Force Issues

    Deborah Lee James spoke about issues facing the Air Force. Topics included the Air Force’s use of airstrikes to destroy ISIS* targets in Iraq and Syria, budget cuts, and efforts…

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    Governor John Kasich Remarks on National Security

    Governor John Kasich (R-OH), a 2016 presidential candidate, talked about national security. In his remarks he said that his state did not have the authority to block refugees from…

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    Secretary Robert McDonald on Veterans Issues

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald spoke about the state of the the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and efforts to improve the department’s health care system.

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    Abby Wambach on the U.S. Women's Soccer Team

    Abby Wambach, the all-time leading international soccer scorer, talked about her career playing with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, winning the 2015 World Cup, and her future…

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    Presidential Candidate Ben Carson at the National Press Club

    Dr. Ben Carson, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, spoke about his book, A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional…

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    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake on Urban Policy

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake (D) spoke about urban issues important to Americans living in cities and their metropolitan areas. Other topics included the riots in her city…

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    State and Federal Partnerships

    Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) outlined his vision for addressing problems at the state level and spoke about how to improve collaboration between officials at the state and federal levels of…

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    Eastern European Politics

    Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis spoke about the geopolitical situation in Eastern Europe, his plans for increased defense spending, and the refugee crisis in Europe.

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    Secretary Arne Duncan on Education Policy

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan talked about the role of race and class in education, as well as the state of criminal justice in the U.S. He announced a new White House proposal to divert…

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    Jane Chu on the National Endowment for the Arts

    Jane Chu, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, spoke the day before her organization’s 50th anniversary at a National Press Club breakfast. She unveiled about her…

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    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby on College Athletics

    Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby talked about issues facing college athletics at a National Press Club luncheon. Topics included money influences and performance enhancement…

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    International Space Station Research

    Astronauts Mark Kelly and Terry Virts talked about ongoing NASA missions and research, and cooperation with other countries including a possible 2030 Mars mission. Mr. Kelly also…

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    Senator Lindsey Graham on the Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about the Iran nuclear agreement. He criticized the Obama…

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    Governor Nikki Haley on South Carolina Politics

    Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) talked about economic and social changes in the U.S. South. The speech came in the wake of the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the State Capital…

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