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    National Governors Association, Discussion on Health Care

    Governors met with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to discuss the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the states. Topics included rural treatment…

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    National Governors Association, Discussion on Prescription Drug Abuse

    Governors met to discuss the best methods to combat the problem of prescription drug abuse. Guest speakers included former Representative Mary Bono (R-CA), co-founder of the…

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    Mike Huckabee Presidential Campaign Announcement

    Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) announced that he would seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He made the announcement at the University of Arkansas Community College…

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    Cybersecurity and Homeland Security

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke at a National Governors Association forum on cybersecurity. He outlined to the governors the consequences if his department was forced to…

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    Jobs and the Economy

    Governors talked about jobs and economic growth. They discussed economic challenges at the state level, including workforce skills, federal regulations, foreign investment, and…

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    Republican Governors Association, Day 2

    A group of newly-elected Republican governors discussed their campaigns and agendas with Republican Governors Association Chair Chris Christie and former Chair Haley Barbour. “The…

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    Arkansas Gubernatorial Debate

    Former Representatives Mike Ross (D) and Asa Hutchinson (R) met in a debate for the Arkansas gubernatorial race in the University Theater at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.…

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    Arkansas Gubernatorial Debate

    Former Representatives Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) and Mike Ross (D-AR) debated various state-wide issues as they campaigned to be the next governor of Arkansas. The debate was held in…

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    Report on Detainee Treatment

    The Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment released a report on the treatment of suspected terrorists during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations. The…

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    National Rifle Association School Gun Violence Report

    Asa Hutchinson outlined the findings of the National School Shield Initiative (NSSI) task force report on increasing school safety. NSSI was commissioned by the National Rifle…

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    NRA Response to Connecticut School Shootings

    Wayne LaPierre spoke about the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In his remarks he called for congressional action…

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    Legalization of Marijuana

    Asa Hutchinson, from New York City, and Allen St. Pierre talked about the claims made by both supporters and opponents of Proposition 19 in California and what it would mean for…

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    State Secrets Privilege Bill

    Witnesses testified about the use of, and potential revisions to, the State Secret Protection Act. Among the topics they addressed were the use of executive privilege, the use of the…

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    Safety of the Food Supply

    A hearing was held about the safety of the food supply. Topics included food processing technology, recent incidents of contamination, the potential benefits of irradiation, and…

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    Terrorists and Drug Cartels

    Asa Hutchinson, former undersecretary of Homeland Security and administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency talked about the connection between drugs and terrorism. Mr. Hutchinson…

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    Dismissal of U.S. Attorneys

    Former Rep. Asa Hutchinson talked about his views on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and his firing of several U.S. attorneys. Earlier in the month, Rep. Hutchinson…

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    Arkansas Gubernatorial Debate

    The Arkansas gubernatorial candidates debated state issues before a studio audience. They were questioned by a moderator. Campaign television ads were shown.

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    Arkansas Gubernatorial Debate

    Candidates for governor of Arkansas debated state and national issues. They were questioned by a panel of journalists, and included some questions sent in earlier by citizens. …

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    Arkansas Military Base Closings

    The 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission held a regional hearing on the list of possible closures and realignments of defense bases. Elected officials and community…

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    Homeland Security

    Former department leaders talked about their experiences as members of the first Homeland Security Department. Former Secretary Ridge spoke first for 20 minutes. Then the others…

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