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    Political Response to 2008 Financial Crisis

    A panel discussion was held analyzing the political response to the 2008 economic crisis and the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the $700 billion program intended to stabilize the…

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    Rahm Emanuel and Grover Norquist on Immigration Reform

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Grover Norquist debated immigration reform. Mayor Emanuel argued that fifty percent of small business applications in Chicago come from…

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    President Obama on Gun Violence

    President Obama spoke at Hyde Park Academy, near his family home on the south side of Chicago, and shared stories about his family. He spoke about his proposals to help the middle…

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    Guns and Politics

    Panelists talked about possible gun control measures and gun violence. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said gun control measures needed to include comprehensive background checks and the limit of…

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    2012 Democratic National Convention, Day One

    The first night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention included presentation of the party platform for a final vote by delegates. Speakers included former President Jimmy Carter,…

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    Infrastructure Funding

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talked about methods to finance needed infrastructure projects. 

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    President Obama Campaign Fundraiser in Chicago

    President Obama spoke at a campaign event in Chicago.

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    International Trade Issues

    Commerce Secretary John Bryson and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke about funding for the Export-Import Bank. They called on Congress to extend funding to allow American companies to…

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    Education Reform

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan and mayors and superintendents of Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago talked about their school reform initiatives. Topics included early childhood…

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    2012 Presidential Election

    Panelists spoke about the 2012 presidential election campaign. Among the topics they addressed were the Republican primary election in South Carolina the following Saturday, President…

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    Education Initiatives in Chicago

    Chicago Mayor and President Obama’s former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel discussed school and community college initiatives in his city.

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    Iowa Jefferson Jackson Dinner

    Rahm Emanuel spoke about the accomplishments of the Obama administration to date, the 2012 presidential campaign, weaknesses of the Republican field, and the future of the U.S. economy…

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    President Obama 50th Birthday Fundraiser in Chicago

    President Obama spoke at a Democrtic fundraiser organized to honor the president’s 50th birthday. After acknowledging several dignitaries in the audience, he highlight his…

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    Inauguration of Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was sworn in as the mayor of Chicago. In his inaugural address, he spoke about his plans on improving the Chicago school system and job…

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    Chicago Mayoral Debate

    Chicago mayoral candidates Migeul del Valle, Gery Chico, Carol Moseley-Braun, and Rahm Emanuel debated various issues.

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    Chicago Mayoral Debate

    Chicago mayoral candidates Gery Chico, Miguel del Vall, Carol Moseley Braun, and Rahm Emanuel debated various issues.

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    White House Chief of Staff Announcement

    President Obama announced the departure of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. His interim replacement will be Senior Adviser Pete Rouse, who served as chief of staff to President…

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    Rahm Emanuel on Middle East Peace Process

    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel addressed the annual conference of the Jewish Federation. He said the Middle East peace process would fail without significant dialogue and…

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    Rahm Emanuel on Education and Health Reform

    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel spoke to the Democratic Leadership Council meeting about the president’s priorities for education and health care policy, and how policy in…

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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Plenary Session

    United States mayors held their 77th winter meetings. The opening session focused on the Obama Administrations' priorities for America’s cities. Incoming White House Chief…

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