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    White House Press Conference

    White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker talked to reporters about his first day on the job and his relationship with President Reagan. He answered their questions. Other topics…

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    Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman

    Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a…

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    Tribute to Former Senators Howard Baker and Bob Dole

    The Bipartisan Policy Center paid tribute to “A Century of Service” by two of the center’s founders. From military service to careers in elected office, the combined…

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    Memorial Service for Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger

    Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger died June 2011 in Charlottesville, Virginia after suffering a short illness. He was the former secretary of state in the George H.W. Bush…

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    Bipartisanship and Political Discourse

    Former President Jimmy Carter and former Tennessee Senator Howard Baker talked about bipartisanship in the current political climate. They focused on a variety of issues including the…

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    Howard Baker, Jr. Oral History

    Former Senator Howard Baker, Jr., talked about his career. He also talked about the career of former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS). This never-before-aired interview with historian Richard…

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    Senator Byrd Portrait Unveiling

    Senator Robert Byrd was honored as his portrait was unveiled in the Old Senate Chamber. He was praised by many present and former colleagues who shared reminiscences. Senator Byrd…

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    U.S. Capitol Historical Society Dinner

    Former Senate Majority Leader Baker gave the keynote speech at a diner honoring the role and contributions of the Majority and Minority Committee Staff Directors of the Senate. His…

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    Carter Administration and Middle East Policy

    Moderated by Jon Meacham, former members of the Carter administration talked about the Middle East, defense policy, and intelligence. Topics included Carter administration peace…

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    Carter Administration and Environmental Policy

    Michael Beschloss made the opening remarks for the second day of the conference, talking about the uniqueness of the Carter campaign and victory and about some of the accomplishments of the…

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    The Legacy of Churchill's Atlantic Alliance

    The panelists talked about the legacy of Winston Churchill. The panel, moderated by Bill vanden Heuval, included the son of Winston Churchill and the granddaughter of Harry Hopkins, an…

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    Politics and Humor

    As part of a conference titled, “Votes and Jokes: Laughter and America’s Political Personality,” the participants examined both the humor used by politicians and the…

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    Civic Engagement

    Former Senator Thompson talked to students and faculty about public service in American life, his experiences in government, and the importance of civic engagement to the strength of the…

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    U.S.-Japan Relations

    After an introduction by Ambassador Baker, Vice President Cheney made a speech at the Hotel Okura. He talked about the history and future of U.S.-Japan relations. Among the issues…

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    News Review

    Mr. and Mrs. Bakers, father and daughter, talked about headline news stories. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    Commission on Federal Election Reform

    Election commission members spoke to reporters about the first meeting of the commission, the goals of the commission, and potential recommendations to improve the federal election…

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    White House Transition: Staff Viewpoint

    As part of a symposium marking the 200th anniversary of the White House, current and former White House officials spoke about the daily workings of the White House. Among the topics…

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    White House Organization and Reorganization

    Former White House chiefs of staff spoke about the duties and responsibilities of the office during periods of transition in the middle of a president’s term. Among the issues…

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    New Pandas for the National Zoo

    Secretary Small and other officials announced that China had agreed to loan two giant pandas to the National Zoo for a ten year period in return for an annual gift of $1 million to a…

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