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    President George Washington's Farewell Address

    John Avlon talked about his book, Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations. Mr. Avlon argued that Washington warned future generations about the dangers of…

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    Presidential Power and Transition

    New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice and Federal Hall held a discussion on presidential power and transition. Experts discussed the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol and how it…

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    After Words with George Sorial

    George Sorial talked about the book he co-authored, The Read Deal: My Decade Fighting Battles and Winning Wars with Trump, in which he discussed his time as an executive in the Trump…

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    The Last Republicans

    Mark Updegrove talked about his book, The Last Republicans, about the relationship between former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

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    Changing Media Landscape

    John Avlon talked about the changing media landscape, the Daily Beast’s future in that landscape, and the news of the day.

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    Panel Discussion on Journalist Michael Hastings

    Family, friends, and former colleagues talked about Michael Hastings' life and career and read selections from his work. Participants included Elise Jordan, Michael Hastings' widow; Ben…

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    Same-Sex Marriage and Civil Rights

    Attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson talked about same-sex marriage and civil rights. They compared the civil rights movement of the 1960's with the gay rights movement and assessed various judicial rulings…

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    Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency

    Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, recounts the presidency of Lyndon Johnson. Sworn into office following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, President Johnson…

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    Deadline Artists

    John Avlon and Errol Louis talked about their book, Deadline Artists: Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs. They were interviewed at the 2012 National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and…

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    Meeting to Make America Work

    Members of the group No Labels, a bipartisan group of grassroots activists, met in New York City to unveil the group’s new bipartisan Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus. The caucus hopes to make a statement during the…

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    Life as Teenagers in the White House

    Presidential daughters Susan Ford Bales and Lynda Johnson Robb discussed spending part of their teenage years in the White House. Both of their father’s took office at times of great national trauma,…

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    Allah, Liberty and Love

    Irshad Manji talked to John Avlon about the impact of Islam in the United States over the next ten years. They examined how a new generation, both Muslim and non-Muslim, can re-shape post-September 11, 2001, America.…

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    Deadline Artists

    John Avlon talked about the book he co-edited, Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns and responded to viewer calls and electronic communications. He was interviewed at the…

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    Independent Voters and 2012 Election

    John Avlon talked about the role of independent voters in the 2012 elections. Topics included voter attitudes on issues, the two political parties and Washington politics in general, and…

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    Independent Political Movements

    Independent party advocates spoke about the independent movement in the U.S. and how independent voters could effect reforms in the political system. They also responded to questions from…

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    Presidential Descendants

    John Avlon moderated a conversation about the opportunities and obligations of growing up as a descendant of an American president. Participants included: Margaret Hoover, great-granddaughter of…

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    After Words with Michael Reagan

    The eldest son of President Ronald Reagan spoke about his father’s legacy on the 100th anniversary of his birth on February 6, 1911. He talked with Daily Beast writer and No Labels founder…

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    Partisanship in Congress

    Columnist David Brooks made introductory remarks at the No Labels national leadership meeting. He spoke about the problems of partisanship in Congress and conformity with politics.…

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    Political Panel

    Authors talked about their political books. They responded to questions from members of the audience. The panelists were: John Avlon, Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America; Bill…

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    Social Justice and Innovation

    The Daily Beast hosted a summit in New Orleans on topics ranging from the midterm elections to the economic power of India and China and its impact on the U.S. Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown…

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