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    Panel Discussion on Journalist Michael Hastings

    Family, friends, and former colleagues talked about Michael Hastings' life and career and read selections from his work. Participants included Elise Jordan, Michael Hastings' widow;…

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    Same-Sex Marriage and Civil Rights

    Attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson talked about same-sex marriage and civil rights. They compared the civil rights movement of the 1960's with the gay rights movement and assessed…

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    Meeting to Make America Work

    Members of the group No Labels, a bipartisan group of grassroots activists, met in New York City to unveil the group’s new bipartisan Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus. The…

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    Book Discussion on Deadline Artists

    John Avlon and Errol Louis talked about their book, Deadline Artists: Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs. They were interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair…

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    Life as Teenagers in the White House

    Presidential daughters Susan Ford Bales and Lynda Johnson Robb discussed spending part of their teenage years in the White House. Both of their father’s took office at times of…

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    Book Discussion on Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency

    Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, recounts the presidency of Lyndon Johnson. Sworn into office following the assassination of John…

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    Book Discussion on Deadline Artists

    John Avlon talked about the book he co-edited, Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns and responded to viewer calls and electronic communications. He was interviewed at…

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    Book Discussion on Allah, Liberty and Love

    Irshad Manji talked to John Avlon about the impact of Islam in the United States over the next ten years. They examined how a new generation, both Muslim and non-Muslim, can re-shape…

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    Independent Voters and 2012 Election

    John Avlon talked about the role of independent voters in the 2012 elections. Topics included voter attitudes on issues, the two political parties and Washington politics in general,…

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    Independent Political Movements

    Independent party advocates spoke about the independent movement in the U.S. and how independent voters could effect reforms in the political system. They also responded to questions…

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    Presidential Descendants

    John Avlon moderated a conversation about the opportunities and obligations of growing up as a descendant of an American president. Participants included: Margaret Hoover,…

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    After Words with Michael Reagan

    The eldest son of President Ronald Reagan spoke about his father’s legacy on the 100th anniversary of his birth on February 6, 1911. He talked with Daily Beast writer and No Labels…

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    Partisanship in Congress

    Columnist David Brooks made introductory remarks at the No Labels national leadership meeting. He spoke about the problems of partisanship in Congress and conformity with…

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    Political Panel

    Authors talked about their political books. They responded to questions from members of the audience. The panelists were: John Avlon, Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking…

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    Social Justice and Innovation

    The Daily Beast hosted a summit in New Orleans on topics ranging from the midterm elections to the economic power of India and China and its impact on the U.S. Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown…

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    Independent Voters and Campaign 2010

    John Avlon talked about the role of independent voters in 2010 midterm elections, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included issues most…

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    Anger and Incivility in American Politics

    John Avlon talked about increasingly hostile rhetoric and incivility in American politics and its impact on the body politic and society in general, and he responded to telephone calls and…

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    Book Discussion on Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America

    According to Mr. Avlon, both ends of the politics spectrum are up-ending American politics by feeding a climate of hyper-partisanship. Taking each party back from its…

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    Book Discussion on Oxford History of the United States Series

    A panel of authors who have written books for the Oxford University Press’s History of the United States series talked about the periods of history they cover in the series. They…

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    The Centrist Political Movement

    The panelists talked to students about the Centrist movement and its development over time. According to a Voter New Service poll, the number of American voters who consider themselves…

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