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    Secretary Julian Castro on Housing Policy Priorities

    Secretary Julian Castro briefed reporters on the state of housing and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s plans for 2015. Secretary Castro told an audience that…

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    Challenges Facing the U.S. Postal Service

    Outgoing Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe spoke about challenges facing the U.S. Postal Service. He talked about improvements that had been made, but said that as mail volume continued…

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    Senator Schumer on 2014 Midterm Elections

    Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) talked about what went wrong for the Democratic Party in the 2014 midterm elections, and its plans for the 2016 elections. He talked about his plans for…

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    Representative Clyburn on 2014 Midterm Results

    Representative James Clyubrn (D-SC) spoke about issues facing Congress following the 2014 midterm elections.

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    Latino Voters and the 2014 Midterm Elections

    Journalists and political experts talked about the impact of Latino voters on the 2014 midterm elections, as well as the issues they consider most important. IN 2014, according to the…

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    Voter Identification Laws and the 2014 Midterm Elections

    Election experts Sherrilyn Ifill and Hans von Spakovsky spoke at a National Press Club Newsmaker event on the potential impact on the 2014 midterm elections of state voter identification…

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    Minority Whip Steny Hoyer on House Democratic Agenda

    Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) talked about the House Democratic agenda. He also discussed partisanship and the congressional agenda following November’s midterm…

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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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    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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    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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    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Remarks

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos talked about his country’s economic, political and social transformation. He also highlighted negotiations with the FARC (Revolutionary Armed…

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    Gun Control Legislation

    Former Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence President Paul Helmke spoke at the National Press Club about reducing gun violence. He talked about the political debate surrounding gun…

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    Humanitarian Situation in Syria

    Neal Keny-Guyer spoke about the humanitarian situation resulting from the Syrian civil war. The United Nations estimated there would be more than 3 million refugees from the war by…

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    Political Future of Egypt

    Middle East experts and former State Department officials talked about Egypt’s political future and its relationship with the United States. Topics included the prospects for a…

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    Sequestration and Defense Department Budget

    Ashton Carter talked about the effects of sequestration on the Defense Department’s strategic and budgetary priorities during a period of unprecedented fiscal uncertainty. He…

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    Gun Trafficking Legislation

    Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) talked about congressional action on firearms trafficking legislation, and other pending related bills. He began by talking about the gun violence…

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    Reducing Gun Violence

    Daniel Webster spoke about evidence-based policies for reducing gun violence. He co-edited the book, Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis,…

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    Health Care Act Implementation in the States

    Panelists spoke about implementation of the Affordable Care Act and reactions by various states to provisions of the law. Their remarks focused on Medicaid expansion. Under the…

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