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    Obama Administration Jobs Plan

    Following on President Obama’s State of the Union address, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and other administration officials unveiled a public-private initiative designed to develop…

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    Funniest Celebrity in Washington

    Washington area celebrities and political leaders presented and judged comedy stand-up routines to benefit charities. Senator Lieberman won the event. Some of the language used in…

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    Sweatshops and Child Labor

    Clinton Administration officials talked about their efforts to stop abusive forms of child labor around the world. They talked about the creation of the Raise the Children Initiative…

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    Global Campaign Against Child Labor

    Participants spoke about the inhumanities of child labor and their goals of ending it worldwide. They discussed the negative effects it has on both the children involved and the…

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    Global Travel and Tourism Summit

    Nick Gowing moderated a panel of travel industry executives, government officials, and business consultants on international travel to the U.S. and the impact of global terrorism on the…

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    Presidential Candidates Debate Media Center

    Representatives of the Bush and Kerry campaigns spoke with reporters at the conclusion of the final presidential debate. They reiterated their support for their respective candidates…

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    Book Discussion on Organizing the Presidency

    Organizing the Presidency, published by Brookings Institution Press, examines how presidents from FDR to George W. Bush organized the executive branch and distributed power. To…

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    U.S. Economic Policy

    The guests talked about U.S. economic policy. Topics of discussion include the state of the economy, job numbers, taxes, and interest rates. They responded to audience telephone…

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    State of U.S. Economy

    Participants talked about the state of the U.S. economy. Among the issues they addressed were corporate crime, deficit spending, confidence in the stock market, and Republican focus on…

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    Future of the U.S. Economy

    The panelists talked about the growth of the U.S. economy and employment, deficit reduction, globalization, tax cuts, Social Security, oil consumption, and public investments. After…

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    U.S. Business Competitiveness

    Moderated by Stephen Friedman, business executives talked about competitiveness and how the U.S. compares with the rest of the world. Topics included inflation, productivity, U.S.…

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    Secretary Reich Tribute

    Friends and colleagues paid tribute to the outgoing Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich. They talked about his efforts to reform the department, his concern for his employees and all U.S.…

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    Economic Recovery

    Two panels discussed the state of the U.S. economy. Among the topics addressed were job growth, interest rates, and economic recovery efforts. Mr. Lilly moderated the first…

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    Impact of the Clinton Legacy

    Participants talked about the legacy of the Clinton presidency and the impact of his administration on American politics. Among the issues they addressed were the economy, political…

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    Debt Cancellation for Poorest Countries

    A coalition of national environmental, labor, religious and social justice groups held a rally calling on Congress and the International Monetary Fund to cancel debts of the world’s…

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    Basic Education in Pakistan and Afghanistan

    Participants talked about the state of education in Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as future efforts needed to improve education in the countries. Among the issues they addressed…

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    Chinese Membership in the World Trade Organization

    Officials spoke to reporters about the benefits of China’s inclusion in the World Trade Organization. They said that they would release an open letter signed by leading…

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    Clinton Presidency, Class 9

    The topic for this meeting of the class on the Clinton presidency was the economy. Mr. Sperling talked about the economy as both a campaign issue and a governing issue.

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    Social Security Reform

    Participants spoke about the president’s proposed reforms to the Social Security system. Among the topics they addressed were the solvency of the current system, partial…

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    Future of U.S. Tax Policy

    Panelists talked about the future of U.S. tax policy. Among the specific topics addressed were the tax gap, the budget deficit, the distribution of the tax burden, the alternative…

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