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    FCC Open Internet Policy

    Panelists talked about the Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet policy. Earlier in the month the FCC voted along party lines for a proposed rule that could allow…

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    Housing, Tax Policy and Deficits

    Participants talked about the state of the housing industry, mortgage financing, as well as the impact of tax policy and deficit spending on housing markets. They also responded to…

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    Senator Jeff Merkley Remarks

    Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) spoke at a conference on housing. Members of the real estate industry in the audience gave the Obama administration a grade of C or lower for its response…

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    U.S. Housing Market and the Economy

    Participants talked about the state of the economy and solving the foreclosure crisis in the housing industry. 78,000 households received first-time default notices in August,…

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    U.S.- China Relationship

    Participants talked about the relationship between the U.S. and China. Among the topics they addresses were trade relations, China’s role as a global power, regional security,…

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    Post-Election Democratic Policy

    President Clinton talked about the 1994 midterm elections, efforts to reduce the deficit, health care reform, expansion of trade, the lifetime of learning agenda, student loan reform, the…

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    Issues Facing the Next President

    Tammy Schultz moderated a roundtable discussion with foreign policy analysts on the issues which would face the next president. Topics included China, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and…

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    Modernizing National Defense

    Jim Arkedis moderated a roundtable discussion on the use of power. Topics included what the state of the U.S. military should be in the 21st century, purpose and strategy in…

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    Progressive Policy on National Security

    Will Marshall moderated a roundtable discussion on progressive policies for national security. Indiana Senator Evan Bayh made opening remarks on changing misperceptions of the…

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    Religious Conservatives and Politics

    A panel discussion was held on the political power of the religious right. Senator McCain became the presumptive 2008 Republican nominee without the support of most religious…

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    Corporate Accountability and Ethics

    Mr. Rollins talked about complying with federal rules on internal financial reporting, specifically the requirements set forth by section 404 of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He…

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    National Security and the Democratic Party

    Authors Peter Beinart and Todd Gitlin discussed their new books and the Democratic Party’s need to provide a credible alternative to the administration’s policies on national…

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    Democratic Security Agenda

    Former Governor Warner and Senator Bayh spoke to reporters about Democratic Party policy concerns related to security issues. They talked about the party’s agenda for meeting…

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    The Supreme Court Nomination Process

    Legal and political analysts discussed the ‘new’ politics of U.S. Supreme Court nominations. They said that federal nominations are now more political and the Supreme Court…

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    Mental Health Care

    The Progressive Policy Institute held a forum on mental health care coverage. Participants talked about the scope of mental illness in the U.S. and various proposals to provide…

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    Book Discussion on Squandered Victory: The American Occupation

    Mr. Diamond talked about his book, Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq, published by Times Books. Mr. Diamond and…

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    Democrats and the War on Terrorism

    Participants talked about Democratic Party policies toward military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan, future efforts to combat terrorism, promotion of international liberal democracy,…

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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Nine public policy institutes cosponsored a conference on U.S. fiscal policy. Following several speeches, two panels discussed the issue and responded to questions from the…

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    Enlisting Retirees for Public Service

    The panelists talked about retirement, which might last for decades with good health. Other topics included planning for satisfying activities in retirement, volunteering at schools,…

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    2004 Presidential Campaign

    Pollsters talked about the 2004 presidential campaign and strategies to change the political landscape. They talked about putting forth a message of equal opportunity, revitalizing the…

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