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    Immigration Reform

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talked about immigration policy, saying that the “time is now” for reform. It was noted that President Obama vowed to push for…

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    Democratic National Convention, Day Three

    Day three of the 2012 Democratic National Convention included acceptance speeches from President Obama and Vice President Biden. Prior to the opening gavel several speakers from North…

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    Democratic National Convention, Day Two

    Activities at the second day of the 2012 Democratic National Convention included official nomination of the party’s presidential and vice presidential candidates and a roll call vote…

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    Latino Vote and the 2012 Election

    Hispanic leaders talked about issues in the 2012 election affecting Latino voters. Among the topics they covered were immigration, jobs, and unemployment. They also talked the…

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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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    Democratic National Convention Committee Press Conference

    The convention committee for the 2012 Democratic National Committee held a press conference to announce plans for the convention. 

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    Politico Playbook Breakfast with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa previewed the week ahead at the Democratic National Convention. He discussed President Obama’s economic record, the labor movement,…

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    Newsmakers with Antonio Villaraigosa

    Democratic National Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa previewed the convention. He also talked about the presidential tickets and campaign issues. 

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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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    U.S. Exports

    Panelists talked about ways to increase U.S. exports, the importance of tourism, and attracting business to U.S. cities. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    David Plouffe Remarks

    President Obama’s Senior Adviser David Plouffe talked about the administration’s focus on manufacturing, and the president’s request for authority to consolidate some…

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    Education Reform

    Education Reform Panel Moderator: KEVIN JOHNSON Mayor of Sacramento Chair, Education Reform Task Force USCM Panelists: GREGORY A. BALLARD Mayor of Indianapolis GREG FISCHER Mayor of…

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    Mayor Bloomberg Remarks on Education Reform

    Michael Bloomberg talked about education reform the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting. Topics included testing standards and youth violence.

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    Arianna Huffington and Nancy Pelosi Remarks

    At an annual comference of mayors, Arianna Huffington spoke about her Internet site’s partnership with state reporters to spotlight local innovation. House Democratic Leader…

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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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    2012 Presidential Race

    Panelists talked about the 2012 presidential election campaign and political strategies employed in the primary campaigns. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Thomas Friedman Remarks to U.S. Conference of Mayors

    Thomas Friedman talked about his most recent book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, on global changes and how the U.S. is…

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    Energy Efficiencies and Renewables

    Chair: MIGUEL A. PULIDO Mayor of Santa Ana Remarks: TOM VILSACK Secretary U.S. Department of Agriculture Rep. FRANK PALLONE, JR. U.S. House of Representatives (NJ) ARUN MAJUMDAR…

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    Gangs and Youth Violence

    Panelists talked about prevention of youth and gang violence. Among the issues they addressed were levels of violence in urban centers, the role of law enforcement officials, family…

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    Jobs and the Economy

    Eric Spiegel of Siemens Corporation and Joel Benenson, a leading pollster and strategist during President Obama’s 2008 campaign, spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors opening plenary…

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