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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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    M. Night Shyamalan on Education Policy

    M. Night Shyamalan talked about his book, I Got Schooled, and his efforts to fight against the educational achievement disparity between lower and higher income students. He described…

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    Dr. Ben Carson on Public Policy

    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, author of One Nation: What We Can do to Save America’s Future, talked about growing up with a single mother as well as his political…

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    Donald Trump on Politics and Business

    Donald Trump gave the keynote address at the National Press Club luncheon and afterward responded to written questions from the audience. He talked about politics and building his…

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    Senator Marco Rubio on Retirement Security

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) outlined his proposal for retirement security. Part of his plan included making saving for retirement for younger workers and changing Medicare and Social…

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    Future of the Air Force

    General Mark Welsh talked about the future of the Air Force and international security concerns. Much of his speech was focused on large the impact of military budget cuts and the…

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    Deborah Hersman on Transportation Safety

    Deborah Hersman, outgoing National Transportation Safety Board chair, gave her farewell address at a National Press Club Speakers Breakfast. She reflected on her time as head of the…

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    Lewis Black on Politics and Social Issues

    Lewis Black spoke about political and social issues. He described growing up in the middle class and becoming a socialist. Following his speech, he answered written questions…

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    United Negro College Fund

    Michael Lomax talked about the importance of education and the importance of funding education for low-income students of color. In his remarks he criticized the Obama…

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    Commissioner John Koskinen on IRS Priorities

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about his agency’s priorities. He also addressed the congressional investigation…

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    Mental Health Care Reform

    Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds (D) talked about mental health care reform. In November 2013, the senator’s son attacked him before committing suicide. Investigators said the…

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    U.S. Mission in Afghanistan

    House Armed Services Committee Chair Buck McKeon (R-CA) spoke at a National Press Club luncheon. He talked about the war in Afghanistan and the U.S. mission there. Following his…

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    Domestic Energy Supply

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about the U.S. domestic energy production. He announced that the government wouldl complete $6.5 billion in loan…

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    Christine LaGarde on the Global Economy

    International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde talked about the world economy. She said it seemed to be headed in a positive direction in 2014, but risks…

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    Passenger Rail Industry

    Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman spoke about passenger rail issues and transportation funding, and provided a preview of Amtrak’s agenda in 2014.

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    National Guard Issues

    General Frank J. Grass spoke at the National Press Club about issues facing the National Guard, including budget cuts and fewer resources. General Grass took command of the National…

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