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    Afghanistan Outlook

    Matthew Rosenberg talked about the outlook for Afghanistan’s political and national security future. He also discussed his concerns about the corruption in Afghanistan, the…

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    Immigration Courts

    Two federal administrative judges, speaking as representatives of the National Association of Immigration Judges, talked about the influx of unaccompanied children into the U.S., and the…

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    National World War I Memorial

    Edwin Fountain talked about legislation to authorize the redevelopment of Pershing Park in Washington, D.C., as a national World War I memorial after efforts to place a memorial on the…

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    U.S.-Africa Relations

    South African President Jacob Zuma spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about his expectations for the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. He also spoke about the…

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    Central African Security

    Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou-Nguesso talked about foreign policy and the security and stability in Central Africa and his role as a mediator. Other topics included the…

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    Tom Frieden on Public Health and Safety

    Tom Frieden spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon about antibiotic resistant diseases and how they are most commonly spread in hospitals. He urged quick action to get ahead of…

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    Transportation Infrastructure Investments

    Secretary Anthony Foxx talked about infrastructure spending at a National Press Club luncheon. In his speech he called on Congress to pass a long-term transportation funding and…

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    Book Discussion on Mayor for Life

    Marion Barry talked about his book, Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr., in which he discusses his upbringing in Mississippi and Memphis, his early political activism,…

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    Representative John Dingell on Congress

    Representative John Dingell (D-MI) gave a National Press Club luncheon speech titled “When Congress Worked.” He talked about his some of the changes he had seen during his…

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    Federal Budget Priorities

    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) outlined conflicting federal budget priorities. The two leaders disagreed on which federal programs should be…

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    M. Night Shyamalan on Education Policy

    M. Night Shyamalan talked about his book, I Got Schooled, and his efforts to fight against the educational achievement disparity between lower and higher income students. He described…

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    Dr. Ben Carson on Public Policy

    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, author of One Nation: What We Can do to Save America’s Future, talked about growing up with a single mother as well as his political…

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    Donald Trump on Politics and Business

    Donald Trump gave the keynote address at the National Press Club luncheon and afterward responded to written questions from the audience. He talked about politics and building his…

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    Employment for Veterans

    Steve Gonzalez and Bill Brigman talked about a military - workforce development effort in which the American Legion was participating to reduce unemployment among returning service…

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    Senator Marco Rubio on Retirement Security

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) outlined his proposal for retirement security. Part of his plan included making saving for retirement for younger workers and changing Medicare and Social…

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    Future of the Air Force

    General Mark Welsh talked about the future of the Air Force and international security concerns. Much of his speech was focused on large the impact of military budget cuts and the…

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    Deborah Hersman on Transportation Safety

    Deborah Hersman, outgoing National Transportation Safety Board chair, gave her farewell address at a National Press Club Speakers Breakfast. She reflected on her time as head of the…

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    Justices Scalia and Ginsburg on the First Amendment and Freedom

    Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about their views of the First Amendment and the origins and contemporary meanings of freedom. They were also asked questions…

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    Lewis Black on Politics and Social Issues

    Lewis Black spoke about political and social issues. He described growing up in the middle class and becoming a socialist. Following his speech, he answered written questions…

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    United Negro College Fund

    Michael Lomax talked about the importance of education and the importance of funding education for low-income students of color. In his remarks he criticized the Obama…

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