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  • Gary Hart Campaign Rally
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    Gary Hart Campaign Rally

    Gary Hart held his first campaign rally after that morning’s announcement of his candidacy for the 1988 Democratic nomination for president. He subsequently dropped out of the race in May…

  • 2008 Democratic Convention Day 2
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    2008 Democratic Convention, Day 2

    The second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, focused on economic issues, providing help to working Americans, and Senator Barack Obama’s…

  • Energy Secretary Farewell Address
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    Energy Secretary Farewell Address

    Secretary Pena discussed his future plans in the private sector, and highlighted the successes of the Department in an address to employees.

  • Energy Issues
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    Energy Issues

    Secretary Pena talked about recent developments in the international energy sector, Latin American energy markets, and the new energy policy plan of the Clinton administration. Minister…

  • CrimeFighting Partnerships Announcement
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    Crime-Fighting Partnerships Announcement

    Vice President Gore and other Cabinet officials announced a new partnership in crime-fighting methods. Local and federal law enforcement officials also demonstrated some of the new…

  • National Energy Strategy Report
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    National Energy Strategy Report

    Secretary Pena briefed reporters on U.S. national energy strategy and the prospects for summer gasoline prices. The strategy document calls for energy sources other than oil, such as…

  • Secretary Pena Resignation
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    Secretary Pena Resignation

    Secretary Pena announced that he would resign as Secretary of Energy effective June 30. He said he wanted to spend more time with his family and did not reveal any future plans. He also…

  • Electricity Deregulation Proposal
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    Electricity Deregulation Proposal

    Secretary Pena and others announced the Clinton administration principles for completing electricity deregulation by 2005. The proposal would allow states to opt out of competition if they…

  • National League of Cities 1998 Conference
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    National League of Cities 1998 Conference

    Clinton administration officials, local leaders and others gathered to discuss ways of reforming national policies that effect urban areas throughout the nation. Three Cabinet officials…

  • Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
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    Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

    Secretary Pena talked about the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and maintaining the security of the nation’s nuclear stockpile. The treaty was completed in late 1996 and signed by 148 nations…

  • Nuclear Technology and the United States
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    Nuclear Technology and the United States

    President Clinton spoke to workers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The president talked about the laboratory’s efforts to develop supercomputers that could simulate nuclear testing,…

  • Urban Issues
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    Urban Issues

    President Clinton spoke to mayors in Washington, DC for the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The president talked about his urban initiatives that were laid out in his most recent State of the…

  • Declassified Nuclear Weapons Information
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    Declassified Nuclear Weapons Information

    Secretary Pena briefed reporters on the release of previously classified information about the U.S. nuclear weapons program. He stressed that the Department of Energy is releasing many more…

  • USTurkey Economic Relations
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    U.S.-Turkey Economic Relations

    Prime Minister Yilmaz talked about the political and economic relationship between Turkey and the United States. He talked about economic conditions and the steps his government is taking…

  • Caspian Pipelines The Oil Trade
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    Caspian Pipelines: The Oil Trade

    The conference titled “Caspian Pipelines: The Keys to the New Oil Rush” focused on the oil trade and pipelines in the area around the Caspian Sea. The speakers said that the opportunities…

  • Role of Technology in Reducing Global Warming
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    Role of Technology in Reducing Global Warming

    Secretary Pena and several representatives of energy companies discussed how technology can decrease the release of chloroflourocarbons. They examined how different and more efficient…

  • Cancer Research Initiative
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    Cancer Research Initiative

    Administration officials and others announced the creation of a web site to provide information for cacer researchers, the Cancer Genome Anatomy Project. Vice President Gore stressed that…

  • Energy Department Budget Proposal
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    Energy Department Budget Proposal

    Committee members heard testimony from Secretary Pena concerning the fiscal year 1998 budget request from the Department of Energy. He outlined his goals for the next fiscal year including promoting…

  • Radiation Exposure Compensation
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    Radiation Exposure Compensation

    Government officials told reporters that the last of many claims had been settled with families of civilians who were injected with plutonium or uranium as part of secret experiments in the…

  • Energy Secretary Swearingin
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    Energy Secretary Swearing-in

    After an invocation, Vice President Gore swore in Federico Pena as the Secretary of Energy. He served as the Secretary of Transportation in the first Clinton administration. In his remarks,…

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