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    Domestic Politics and U.S. Global Leadership

    Senator John Kerry talked about the relationship between U.S. domestic policy challenges and its global influence. In his remarks Senator Kerry said he hoped the January 8, 2011,…

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    Energy Security

    The Energy Department sponsored a forum on energy security at the White House in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. William Lynn and Daniel Poneman announced a joint plan…

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    15th Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing

    The Center for American Progress (CAP) and the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) co-hosted an event commemorating the 15th anniversary of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, focusing on the…

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    Occupational Safety and Health Administration 40th Anniversary

    In honor of the 40th anniversary of the creation of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Assistant Labor Secretary David Michaels, labor unions representatives, and…

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    Economic Growth and Equality

    The Center for American Progress held a forum on economic growth and equality. 
    After opening remarks from Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Glover Blackwell, members of the first panel…

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    Campus Progress Conference, Afternoon Plenary

    Campus Progress, the youth division for the Center for American Progress, held its annual national conference. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talked about youth,…

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    Political Humor and Campaigning

    Comedians talked about the 2004 presidential campaign, the role of humorists in the political process, the personalities of the candidates, and whether the right of left was better material…

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    Representative Waxman on Energy Policy and Climate Change

    Representative Henry Waxman, ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, talked about the Republican agenda on climate change and the environment. He urged President…

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    Rule of Law and the Executive Branch

    A panel discussion was held on law and justice policies in the next Administration. Panel members focused on how an Obama
    or McCain Administration should differ from the Bush…

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    Global Climate Change

    This was the third of several Energy and Public Works hearings on global climate change legislation. Among the topics addressed were development of a clean energy economy,…

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    James Steinberg on U.S.-China Relations

    James Steinberg spoke about the future of the U.S-China relationship. He focused on U.S. economic and national security ties with China, as well as the role China plays in the Korean…

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    Future of the U.S. Workforce

    Democratic governors and several CEOs talked about the future of the U.S. workforce. John Podesta moderated.
    The program began with a promotional video on the work of Democratic…

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    Security Issues in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Ambassador Holbrooke and his advisers spoke about security challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan and answered questions from the audience. Among the topics they addressed were the…

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    Budget Reform Policy Forum, Part 1

    Participants spoke about the federal budget deficit, U.S. fiscal policy, the impact of economic stimulus legislation on the economy, and financial market regulation. They also answered…

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    Federal Budget and the National Debt, Health Care Panel

    Panelists spoke about health care reform legislation, the potential impact of new health care regulations on the economy, and the overall effect on the national debt. 

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    White House Education Agenda and State of U.S. Schools

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg t"alked about the Obama administration’s education program, Race to the Top." The program sets conditions for…

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    Water, Wildlife and Land Conservation

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar outlined the Obama administration’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. The plan calls for the creation of new urban green spaces and a…

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    Progressives in the Age of Obama

    Panel two of the day-long Campaign for America’s Future event addressed progressives in the age of Obama. Speakers focused on the 2008 the presidential election and the…

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    Tax and Fiscal Policy

    Timothy Geithner spoke about about U.S. tax and fiscal policy. He focused on the state of the economy and said that the Bush administration had left “a terrible legacy” of…

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    Improving the Quality of Teachers

    Witnesses testified about educational achievement, methods for improved learning, and retention of high quality teachers. Topics included the effect of the No Child Left Behind Act,…

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