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    International Perspective on Redesigning High Schools

    “Redesigning High Schools: An International Perspective.” The opening plenary session focused on the results of the year’s initiative in education, concentrating on the…

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    National Governors Association: Innovation

    Former President Clinton gave a keynote speech at the centennial meeting of the National Governors Association. In his remarks he talked about the NGA efforts over the past several…

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    Iowa Democratic Steak Fry

    Sen. Barack Obama delivered the keynote speech at Sen. Tom Harkin’s 29th Annual Steak Fry at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Indianola, Iowa. Other speakers included…

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    Democratic National Convention Day 4 Afternoon

    Officials, candidates and others spoke about their support for Vice President Gore’s candidacy and about core Democratic values. Among the issues they addressed were health care,…

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    2008 Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum

    Candidates for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination participated in a forum. Each candidate appeared individually to answer two questions from moderator George Stephanopoulos…

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    Kerry Campaign Rally

    Senators Kerry and Edwards, their spouses, and several supporters spoke about the Kerry-Edwards campaign. They spoke about a variety of domestic and foreign policy issues including…

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    Democratic National Convention, Day 1 Afternoon, Part 1

    In the first part of the opening session of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Democratic lawmakers and convention officials conducted convention business such as credentialing…

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    Obama Interior and Agriculture Announcement

    President-Elect Obama announced his nomination of Senator Ken Salazar as secretary of the interior and former Governor Tom Vilsack as secretary of agriculture. He spoke about their…

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    Agriculture Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Former Iowa Governor Thomas Vilsack about his nomination as secretary of agriculture. Among the issues addressed were agriculture policy, farm subsidies, biofuel and alternative energy…

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    National Governors Association Opening Session

    Ceremonies were held in recognition of the Centennial Meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA). Retrospective videos were also shown. Then current and former governors…

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    Strategies to Recruit, Reward and Retain Teachers

    The Education, Early Childhood and Workforce Committee of the National Governors Association held a forum on “Strategies to Recruit, Reward and Retain Teachers.”
    Deputy…

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    Iowa Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner

    Senator Clinton served as master of ceremonies, introducing Democratic presidential candidates before their speeches to Iowa party members.

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    2000 Presidential Election

    Mr. Tarrance talked about the issues and platforms that will be important in the 2000 presidential campaign. He focused on the economic, ethnic, party system changes that demand…

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    Illinois and Iowa Military Base Closings

    The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission held a regional hearing on the closure and realignment of defense bases. Elected officials and community representatives testified…

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    Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner

    In his first political appearance since losing the 2000 presidential election, former Vice President Gore delivered the keynote address at the annual dinner. Senator Harkin and other…

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    Campaign 2008 in Iowa

    Panels of representatives from Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns analyzed the Iowa caucuses. Representatives from the Hunter, McCain, and Huckabee campaigns participated…

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    Technology and the Classroom

    State Governors and educators talked about technology and education. Students from local schools demonstrated technology used in their classrooms and panel members discussed the future…

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    Democratic Platform Committee Meeting, Morning

    The DNC Platform Drafting Committee presented its 2004 platform recommendations to the full platform committee. The full DNC Platform Committee had 186 members responsible for…

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    Democratic Platform Committee Meeting

    The DNC Platform Drafting Committee presented its 2004 platform recommendations to the full platform committee. The full DNC Platform Committee had 186 members responsible for…

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    National Governors Association Opening Session

    The 98th annual meeting of the National Governors Association focused on the state of health care and education in the United States. In the opening plenary session, former Secretary…

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