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    Affordable Care Act Implementation

    Jonathan Alter talked about his Foreign Affairs Magazine article, “Failure to Launch: How Obama Fumbled Healthcare.gov,” on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s…

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    Book Discussion on The Center Holds

    Jonathan Alter talked about his book, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, in which he recounts the 2012 presidential election, President Obama’s lead-up to the campaign, and how…

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    President Obama's Second Term Agenda

    Jonathan Alter talked about his book, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies on President Obama’s second term agenda and lessons learned during the 2012 campaign. The book…

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    Presidential Campaign Fundraising and the 2012 Election

    Julianna Smoot and Spencer Zwick, the respective fundraising managers for the Obama and Romney 2012 presidential campaigns, talked about the record fundraising amounts raised during the…

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    President Obama Biographers

    Three of President Obama’s biographers discussed his thinking and evolution in presidential power. Topics included his motivations, the 2012 election, and comparisons with…

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    Obama Administration's Handling of Scandals

    Former Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter and Faiz Shakir of the Center for American Progress talked about Mr. Alter’s Washington Monthly on the controversies of the Obama…

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    Jonathan Alter on Secretary of State Hilary Clinton

    Jonathan Alter talked by telephone about his article in the June 2011 issue of Vanity Fair, “Woman of the World,” which profiles Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s…

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    Lessons from the Kennedy Administration

    Gwen Ifill moderated a discussion among journalists about President John F. Kennedy and how lessons learned during his presidency can be applied to current times. The panelists also…

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    Book Discussion on The Mendacity of Hope

    Roger Hodge, former editor in chief of Harper’s Magazine, argues that President Obama has not fulfilled many of his campaign promises and instead has maintained what the author deems…

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    After Words with Dinesh D'Souza

    Mr. D’Souza asserts that President Obama poses an existential threat the United States, because he is heavily influenced by his father’s anti-colonialist…

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    Panel on President Obama

    Authors talked about their books on the election of President Obama and his first year in office. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Evan Smith…

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    Book Discussion on The Promise

    Jonathan Alter talked about his book The Promise: President Obama, Year One (Simon & Schuste; May 18, 2010). He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

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    Presidents and the Presidency after Franklin Roosevelt

    William Leuchtenburg talked about his book In the Shadow of FDR: From Harry Truman to Barack Obama (Cornell University Press; 4 ed. December 2009). William Leuchtenburg is the author…

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    President Obama's First 100 Days

    Jonathan Alter, author of The Defining Moment: The First Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope talked about the political and policy aspects of President Obama’s first 100 days in…

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    Panel Discussion: Inside the Presidential Debates

    Newton Minow is the vice chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates as well as the co-chair for the 1976 and 1980 presidential debates. He talked about the history of American…

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    2008 Democratic Convention, Day 3 Preview

    The third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, was previewed.  A video of activity in the Denver Grand Hyatt the previous day was shown. …

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    The First Hundred Days

    A discussion was held on the first 100 days of the next presidential administration. Topics included using President Franklin Roosevelt’s first hundred days as a good example for…

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    President Roosevelt and the Supreme Court

    Panelists talked about President Roosevelt and the 1930s U.S. Supreme Court. They discussed important Supreme Court decisions, appointments and presidential politics of the era…

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    Rural Philanthropy

    Panelists talked about the challenges of philanthropy for rural areas, where the poorest people live and there is the least philanthropic involvement. Topics included the episodic…

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    Book Discussion on The Defining Moment

    Jonathan Alter talked about his book The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, published by Simon and Schuster. He was interviewed in Watchung Booksellers.…

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