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    Former Mayors in the Obama Administration

    Secretary Julián Castro and other Obama administration officials who previously served as mayors talked about their political experiences. They described how they applied their…

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    President Obama Remarks to U.S. Conference of Mayors

    President Obama delivered remarks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 83rd annual winter meeting. He spoke about his economic priorities and said that “if cities are successful,…

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    Mayor Bill de Blasio at U.S. Conference of Mayors

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) talked about income inequality, immigration, and transportation reform. He said that he supported the initiatives and messages presented by…

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    Vice President Biden at U.S. Conference of Mayors

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 83rd annual winter meeting. He talked about U.S economic policy, his reactions to President Obama’s State of the…

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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Opening Plenary Luncheon

    U.S. Conference of Mayors President Kevin Johnson (D) gave the State of the Cities address at the annual winter conference in Washington, D.C. He said the State of the Union was strong…

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    Sports and Racism

    Sports stars and mayors debated the ways that race and sports can unite and divide people. They discussed various race-related sports stories since the 1930's, including Jesse Owens'…

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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting

    The morning plenary session of the U.S. Conference of Mayors included remarks from Governor Bill Shuster R-PA). He talked about a range of issues, including natural gas production,…

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    Secretary Duncan on Education Reform

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan talked about education policy with members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Education Reform Task Force chaired by Mayor Michael Hancock. Topics…

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    Secretary Shaun Donovan on Community Development

    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting. He talked about his department’s policy on community development and housing…

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    Jobs Skills Initiatives

    Staff members from the Labor, Commerce, and Education Departments spoke to mayors at a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Committee on Jobs, Education and the Workforce chaired by…

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    Secretary Sebelius on Health Care Implementation

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Committee on Children and Health chaired by Mayor James Schmitt. She provided…

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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting on Racial Relations

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as well as mayors from Madison, Wisconsin and Tacoma, Washington talked about the civil rights movement and economic…

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    Gun Violence Prevention and Transportation Security

    Attorney General Eric Holder, Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole, and Mayor Mike McGinn addressed the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting.  John Pistole talked about…

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    Vice President Biden Remarks at U.S. Conference of Mayors

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He began with brief remarks on the U.S. economy, but the bulk of his speech concerned…

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    Impact of Defense Cuts on Cities

    Mayors from cities that house military installations gathered to hear from defense industry executives and government officials discuss the potential effects of proposed defense policy…

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    Reducing Violence in Cities

    A recent panel of mayors and public health educators discussed what they called a national epidemic among young African-American males in the United States. They talked about a program…

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    Community and Military Task Force Relations

    Panelists talked about the challenges faced by troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan as they and their families reintegrate int local community life. They also focused on local…

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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

    At the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a panel of mayors from around the country talked about education reform.

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