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    Domestic Intelligence Gathering

    Panelists talked about domestic intelligence gathering and U.S. terrorism threats. Among the topics they addressed were homegrown terrorism threats and radicalization activities in the…

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    FBI and Domestic Intelligence

    Panelists talked about the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and domestic intelligence. Topics included changes to and transformation in the FBI since the terrorist attacks of…

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    1990 Federal Budget Deal

    Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. Topics included the major…

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    Campaign Finance in 2012 Elections

    Panelists talked about campaign finance following Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, in which the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment prohibited the government from…

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    Iran's Nuclear Program

    Panelists talked about the upcoming upcoming P-5+1 talks on Iran’s nuclear program. P-5+1 refers to the permanent five members of the United Nations Security Council (France, the…

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    Debt Ceiling

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew spoke at a Bipartisan Policy Center forum on raising the debt ceiling. He urged Congress to raise the debt ceiling and said the government was likely to…

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    Tax Code Changes

    Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) outlined his committee’s efforts to write a proposal for changing the U.S. tax code. He said revenue must be part of tax reform…

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    Michael Hayden on Electric Grid Cyber Security

    Former CIA and National Security Administration Director Michael Hayden talked about the cyber threats facing the nation’s electric grid. He said that the situation would get…

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    State of the Union Speechwriting

    Speechwriters from the George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush administrations previewed President Obama’s State of the Union address. Other topics included the…

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    2012 Congressional Race Analysis

    Former Representatives Martin Frost (D-TX), Dan Glickman (D-KS), and Tom Davis (R-VA) discussed some of the most important House and Senate races across the country. They also talked…

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    Energy Policy

    Former Senators Trent Lott and Byron Dorgan led a discussion on U.S. energy policy. Topics were expected to include developments in domestic gas and oil production, energy security…

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    Bipartisanship in Congress

    Former Senators Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Trent Lott (R-MS) talked about the status of congressional partisanship. They discussed debate over the deficit and raising taxes, job losses,…

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    Cost of Immigration and Border Security

    Panelists talked about the costs of immigration reform on the long- and short-term federal budget and the wider impact on the economy. At the time of the program, Congress was working…

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    Housing Policy

    Members of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission talked about the findings of their report calling for the elimination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over a five- to…

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    Moderate Republicans and the Rise of the Tea Party

    Election scholars spoke about growing division and partisanship in the political culture over the past few decades, with a focus on divisions in the Republican Party leading to declining…

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    David Shedd on Intelligence Reform

    David Shedd, Deputy National Intelligence Director, talked about intelligence reform. He also responded to questions from the audience.
    This program was part of a conference on the…

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    Economic Crisis Role Play

    Current and former members of Congress, journalists, and policy experts participated in a role-playing simulation. They responded to hypothetical scenarios related to the global…

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    Drones and Targeted Killings

    Panelists talked about the use of drones by Presidents George W. Bush and Obama administrations for targeted killings. Topics included the legal and policy implications, the need for…

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    Iran's Nuclear Program

    Panelists talked about the effects of Iran’s nuclear program on global oil prices and the subsequent effect on the U.S. economy. They focused on the Bipartisan Policy…

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    U.S. Debt and Fiscal Outlook

    A bipartisan group of former government officials and members of Congress talked about federal debt and the nation’s long-term fiscal challenges. All of the panelists agreed that…

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