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    Memorial Service for James Brady

    A memorial service was held for James Brady, former press secretary for President Ronald Reagan. Mr. Brady died August 4, 2014, at the age of 73. He was partially paralyzed when…

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    2014 Profile in Courage Award

    Lauren Bush Lauren accepted the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library 2014 Profile in Courage award on behalf of her grandfather, George H.W. Bush. Jack Schlossberg, grandson of…

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    Wake Forest University Commencement Address

    Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson gave the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class at Wake Forest University. She talked about women she admires who faced…

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    Bloomberg Washington Summit, Debt and Deficits

    Panelists talked about the impact of debt and deficit spending on the U.S. economy. Among the topics they addressed were partisan battles over revenue and spending programs, economic…

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    Celebrating the Life of Tip O'Neill

    Journalists and political commentators reflected on the life and legacy of former House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The…

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    Federal Government, Innovation and the U.S. Economy

    Panelests talked about the government’s role in spurring innovation. Topics included what innovation is and the different types, U.S. global competitiveness, and the…

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    Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and Business

    Republican and Democratic leaders talked about negotiations between President Obama and Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” “Downsizing the Deficit: The Fiscal Cliff and…

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    Campaign Financing and Political Ads

    Panelists talked about campaign spending by and political ads of the Obama and Romney campaign. Topics included super political action committees (super PACs) and the Citizens United…

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    U.S. Economy and Jobs

    Alan Krueger talked about jobs and the economy focusing on specific markets and industries affected by the recession. Among the sectors he addressed were housing, manufacturing, and…

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    National Press Foundation 2011 Awards Dinner

    The National Press Foundation held its 28th annual awards dinner. The foundation provides educational programs for journalists and awards them for excellence in…

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    Anita Dunn on the Obama Administration

    White House Communications Director Anita Dunn was interviewed by Al Hunt at a conference hosted by Bloomberg News. She is leaving her position at the end of November 2009. She talked…

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    Peter Orszag on the Federal Budget

    Peter Orszag talked about health care costs and their long-term effects on the economy at a conference hosted by Bloomberg News. He was interviewed by Al Hunt. Mr. Orsaag…

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    Book Discussion on In An Uncertain World

    Al Hunt, executive Washington editor of the Wall Street Journal, interviewed former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin on his memoir, In An Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall…

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    Tim Russert Memorial Service

    A private memorial service was held for Tim Russert at the Kennedy Center. The NBC Washington Bureau chief and host of “Meet the Press” died of a heart attack on June 13,…

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    Take the Risk: Book Party

    Dr. Benjamin Carson talked about his book Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk, published by Zondervan. In his fourth book, pediatric…

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    Annual Helen Thomas Award Dinner

    The American News Women’s Club bestowed the “ANWC Helen Thomas Award for Excellence in Journalism” upon husband-and-wife journalists Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn at its…

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    Book Discussion on In an Uncertain World

    Mr. Hunt interviewed Mr. Rubin about his recently released memoir, titled In an Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington. The book, published by Random House,…

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    Brokaw Fourth Estate Award

    Colleagues paid tribute to Tom Brokaw for his career and accomplishments in journalism. Mr. Brokaw then made remarks after receiving the Fourth Estate Award for his achievements…

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    Judy Woodruff Roast

    Ms. Woodruff received the Helen Thomas award for her work as a journalist. As part of the program she was roasted by colleagues and friends.

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    When Every Moment Counts Book Party

    Mr. Lyons, President of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, hosted a book party for Sen. Frist, author of When Every Moment Counts, at Mr. Lyons' home in Washington,…

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