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    Comity and Contention in Congress

    Former Republican and Democratic members of Congress talked about how personal relationships on Capitol Hill have changed in the past fifty years, and how important those relationships are…

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    Q&A with Mark Shields

    Mark Shields, syndicated columnist and political analyst for PBS, talked about his early days in politics and shared stories of his role as a legislative assistant to Senator William Proxmire (D-WI) and his work…

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    Shooting from the Lip: Book Party

    A book party was held at the Jefferson Hotel for the publication of Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson, written by Donald Hardy. Senator Simpson was shown mingling with the guests.…

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    Peter Hart Voter Focus Group

    Eleven voters from the Philadelphia area participated in a Hart Research Associates focus group. Peter Hart moderated the discussion on a wide range of topics including the Obama…

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    News Review with Mark Shields

    Mark Shields talked about recent political and economic news. He responded to telephone calls, electronic mail, and tweets.

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    Washington: Publication Party

    A party was held to celebrate the posthumous publication of Meg Greenfield’s book Washington, published by PublicAffairs. The book is an inside view of the U.S. federal capital from a journalist who…

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    Life of Senator Mike Mansfield

    As part of the Leaders of Capitol Hill series, former Senator John Glenn (D-OH) and others remembered the life and career of the late Senator Mike Mansfield (D-MT), including his 24 years in the…

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    Larry King Roast

    Larry King, the Talk Show Host of CNN, was roasted to benefit the Spina Bifida Association. Mark Shields, syndicated columnist, presided over the ceremony at which several people spoke,…

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    Events in the News

    The guests discussed congressional term limits, Newt Gingrich, the Carter presidency, a post election session in the Senate on healthcare, national politics in Washington and the influence…

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    Tim Russert Roast

    Mark Shields hosted a celebrity roast of Russert to benefit the Spina Bifida Association. Speakers include Health Secretary Donna Shalala, Senators Kerry of Nebraska and Moynihan of New York, and…

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    Spina Bifida Roast of Sam Donaldson

    Sam Donaldson, of ABC News, was roasted for the Spina Bifida Association of America. Mr. Donaldson is a weekly panelist on “This Week with David Brinkley,” and the co-host of ABC’s weekly news…

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    Election 1988

    The American Public Transit Association hosted a panel discussion on the 1988 presidential election. Speakers included Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), political consultant Pat Buchanan and…

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    Current Political Trends

    The House Democratic Caucus met at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia to discuss the political trends in the U.S. Panelists discussed polling data, public opinion, and…

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    Salute to Congress Dinner

    The Washington Press Club Foundation hosted its annual ‘Salute to Congress Dinner.’ Mark Shields of the Washington Post, members of the House of Representatives, and members of the Senate…

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