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    Attorney General Eric Holder on Sentencing Reform

    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke about criminal justice and sentencing reform for non-violent drug offenders. Among the topics he addressed during questions from the audience were…

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    Cheryl LaFleur on U.S. Electric Grid

    Chair Cheryl LaFleur talked about what the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was doing to maintain the nation’s electrical grid and ensure reasonable electricity prices for U.S.…

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    National Endowment for the Humanities

    William Adams, the newly appointed chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), spoke at a National Press Club luncheon. He announced the NEH’s “Common Good:…

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    Sports and the National Hockey League

    National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner Gary Bettman and Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Capitals franchise, spoke at a National Press Club luncheon.They talked about the…

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    Dr. Anthony Fauci on Ebola

    Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke at a National Press Club luncheon. He gave an update on the U.S. response efforts to protecting Americans from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including…

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    National Press Club Luncheon with Allison Macfarlane

    Allison Macfarlane, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission chair, talked about safety at U.S. nuclear power plants. She focused on NRC’s mission and the challenges that lay ahead for…

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    Secretary Robert McDonald on Veterans Affairs Improvements

    Secretary Robert McDonald spoke about efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve services for the nation’s veterans. Afterward, he answered questions submitted from…

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    Future of the Kennedy Center

    Deborah Rutter talked about her plan for the future of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She emphasized the importance or arts education and cultural…

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    College Athletics and U.S. Olympic Teams

    U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun talked about the the importance of maintaining college athletic programs in order to sustain the U.S. Olympic teams. He responded to questions…

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    Secretary Thomas Perez on Jobs and the Economy

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez talked jobs and the economy, specifically efforts to raise the minimum wage and bring jobs back to cities such as Detroit. He also addressed what he called…

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    Former Senator James Webb on Economic Fairness and Foreign Policy

    Former Senator James Webb (D-VA) talked about economic fairness, foreign policy, and the balance of power between Congress and the president. He said that he was considering running…

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    Larry Merlo on Corporate Responsibility

    Larry Merlo, president and chief executive officer of CVS Health, spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about corporate responsibility. He defended the company’s decision to…

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    John Stumpf on Role of Financial Services

    Wells Fargo Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf discussed the role of financial services in the economy and banking issues. He said he was optimistic about the economy, but addressed…

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    Ken Burns on The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

    Ken Burns spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about his documentary series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, in which he chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor…

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    Ralph Nader and Grover Norquist on Bipartisanship

    Grover Norquist and Ralph Nader spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about bipartisanship and political compromise. They discussed issues such as government transparency, minimum…

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    U.S.-Africa Relations

    South African President Jacob Zuma spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about his expectations for the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. He also spoke about the…

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    Central African Security

    Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou-Nguesso talked about foreign policy and the security and stability in Central Africa and his role as a mediator. Other topics included the…

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    Tom Frieden on Public Health and Safety

    Tom Frieden spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon about antibiotic resistant diseases and how they are most commonly spread in hospitals. He urged quick action to get ahead of…

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    Transportation Infrastructure Investments

    Secretary Anthony Foxx talked about infrastructure spending at a National Press Club luncheon. In his speech he called on Congress to pass a long-term transportation funding and…

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    Representative John Dingell on Congress

    Representative John Dingell (D-MI) gave a National Press Club luncheon speech titled “When Congress Worked.” He talked about his some of the changes he had seen during his…

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