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    Rick Perry on Economic Opportunity Creation

    2016 Republican presidential candidate former Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) detailed his plan for creating economic opportunities, especially for African Americas. He said that…

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    Gary Sinise on Disabled Veterans

    Gary Sinise spoke about his advocacy for U.S. military service members through his foundation.

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    Garrison Keillor at the National Press Club

    Garrison Keillor gave a National Press Club luncheon speech he entitled "Fifteen Things That Need to Change Right Away, on current events and the modern political landscape. He…

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    Airline Industry and International Competition

    The chief executives of three U.S. air carriers spoke about growing international competition and responded to questions on their regulatory efforts. They argued that airline carriers…

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    Future of the Air Force

    Lieutenant General Michelle Johnson, the superintendent of the Air Force Academy, spoke about the role of the academy in future air and space missions. Topics included the mission of…

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    Future of the Internet

    Vint Cerf, also known as a co-founder of the Internet, spoke on the future of the Web. He addressed the importance of adopting new technologies to ensure Internet security. Other…

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    Future of U.S. Navy

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus talked about the budgetary and resource challenges facing U.S. maritime services. He said that one of the advantages of using drones is that they get to areas…

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    Global Challenges and the United Nations

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke at the National Press Club about global challenges and the role of the United Nations. He called for an immediate ceasefire “by all the…

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    Islamic Faith and Western Civilization

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about the Islamic faith and Western civilization. She also spoke about her book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, as…

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    IRS Priorities and Budget

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen talked about the future of his agency. He said his agency took concrete steps to address problems of the past, including spending on…

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    Margaret Hamburg Remarks

    Outgoing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg talked about lessons learned during her time at the regulatory agency. She spoke about food and drug safety,…

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    Senator Bernie Sanders Remarks

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about why he was considering running for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president as a liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton, focusing on income…

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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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