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  • Political Leaders from Illinois
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    Political Leaders from Illinois

    The Illinois State Society hosted a “bicentennial reflections” conversation featuring journalists Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times and Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune. The journalists…

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  • Lynn Sweet on the Illinois Primary Races
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    Illinois Primary Races

    Lynn Sweet previewed primary races in Illinois. They included the Republican contest for the party’s gubernatorial nominee and a handful of key congressional races.

    190 views
  • News Review
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    News Review

    Lynn Sweet and Joseph Schatz talked about current political news including the 2011 budget agreement and the 2012 federal budget, the 2012 presidential campaign, and other current issues.…

    2,206 views
  • 2010 Midterm Election Result Analysis
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    2010 Midterm Election Result Analysis

    Participants spoke about the 2010 midterm election results, the potential impact of Republican control of the House on future legislation, Republican and Democratic legislative strategies,…

    627 views
  • White House Daily Briefing
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Robert Gibbs briefed reporters on a number of topics including the economy, Iran’s nuclear program and United Nations' sanctions, and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

    10,469 views
  • Homeland Security Briefing on Airline Security Report
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    Homeland Security Briefing on Airline Security Report

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and John Brennan briefed reporters on new airline security guidelines in the aftermath of the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest…

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  • emMorning Driveem Book Party
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    Morning Drive: Book Party

    A book party was held for Michael Smerconish’s book Morning Drive: Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Talking (The Lyons Press; April 22, 2009). The nationally syndicated radio host and…

    727 views
  • Presidential News Conference
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    Presidential News Conference

    President Obama held a prime time news conference in the East Room of the White House. In his opening remarks he outlined his health care reform proposals. He then answered several…

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  • Illinois Politics
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    Illinois Politics

    Lynn Sweet talked about Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s impeachment and Senate appointee Roland Burris. She responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. A portion of Governor…

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  • Illinois Senate Appointment
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    Illinois Senate Appointment

    Lynn Sweet talked about the appointment of Roland Burris as the senator from Illinois by Governor Rod Blagojevich.

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  • 2008 Democratic Convention Day 1 Reaction
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    2008 Democratic Convention, Day 1 Reaction

    Telephone lines were open for reaction to the opening day of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, as live scenes were shown of the convention center as music played and then as delegates…

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  • Primary Election Coverage
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    Primary Election Coverage

    Indiana and North Carolina primary election night coverage included election results, analysis by reporters and political scientists, news coverage from WISH-TV in Indiana and WRAL-TV in…

    95 views
  • Death of Representative Henry Hyde
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    Death of Representative Henry Hyde

    Lynn Sweet talked about the life and major milestones of Representative Henry Hyde of Chicago. Rep. Hyde died on 11/29/2007.

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  • Illinois 6th Congressional District Midterm Election
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    Illinois 6th Congressional District Midterm Election

    Participating by telephone, the guest talked about the campaign to succeed Congressman Henry Hyde in the 6th district of Illinois in Chicago’s western suburbs. Hyde is retiring after 16…

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  • Women Voters and the Media
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    Women Voters and the Media

    WomenVote USA hosted the forum “Colloquium on Women Voters: The Defining Vote.” Several top female journalists participated in a panel titled “Media’s Role in Defining Women Voters.” They…

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  • Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum
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    Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum

    Following introductory remarks by moderator Reverend Jackson, each candidate gave two minutes of opening remarks. Their remarks were followed by a series of questions from members of the…

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  • Profile of Democratic Candidate Carol Moseley Braun
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    Profile of Democratic Candidate Carol Moseley Braun

    Ms. Sweet described the career of Democratic presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun, a former U.S. Senator from Illinois. Various video clips of Senator Mosley Braun were also shown.…

    43 views
  • Campaign Finance Reform and the Media
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    Campaign Finance Reform and the Media

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  • Florida Vote Recount Media Coverage
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    Florida Vote Recount Media Coverage

    Ms. Sweet spoke about various court proceedings connected with the contested presidential elections in Florida.

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  • Annual Salute to Congress Dinner
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    Annual Salute to Congress Dinner

    Participants gave lighthearted speeches to members of the media and spoke about why they did not want to run for president.

    101 views
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