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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 about the state of the U.S. economy.

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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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    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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