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  • Gun Violence Prevention and Transportation Security
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    Gun Violence Prevention and Transportation Security

    Attorney General Eric Holder, Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole, and Mayor Mike McGinn addressed the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting. John Pistole talked about balancing access…

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  • 2012 Presidential Race
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    2012 Presidential Race

    Panelists talked about the 2012 presidential election campaign and political strategies employed in the primary campaigns. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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  • Fort Sumter 150th Anniversary Ceremony
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    Fort Sumter 150th Anniversary Ceremony

    A ceremony was held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first shots of the Civil War fired at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. The ceremony included the Citadel Color Guard and singing “My…

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  • Job Creation and the Economy Part 1
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    Job Creation and the Economy, Part 1

    Mayors and other officials from around the country gathered for an annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Their remarks focused on state, local and federal efforts to…

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  • US Conference of Mayors Opening Press Conference
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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Opening Press Conference

    Leaders of the U.S. Conference of Mayors held a news conference at the organization’s annual winter meeting.

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  • Disaster Assistance Revision
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    Disaster Assistance Revision

    FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and local officials testified on possible changes to the Stafford Act, the law that governs federal disaster response. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief…

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  • Mayors Talking With Reporters
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    Mayors Talking With Reporters

    A delegation of mayors talked to reporters after their meeting with President Obama and others in the White House. They were in Washington for the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of…

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  • Economic Stimulus for Cities
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    Economic Stimulus for Cities

    A delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, led by Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, spoke to the press after a meeting with White House senior staff to discuss the urgent need for an economic…

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  • US Conference of Mayors Plenary Session
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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Plenary Session

    United States mayors held their 77th winter meetings. The opening session focused on the Obama Administrations' priorities for America’s cities. Incoming White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanual was among the speakers.…

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  • Crime in America
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    Crime in America

    During the Democratic National Convention, mayors and other urban officials called on the 2008 presidential campaigns to focus on crime in America and the challenges of urban/metropolitan…

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  • Hunger and Homelessness Survey
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    Hunger and Homelessness Survey

    Officials spoke about statistics on hunger and homelessness in the United States. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.

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  • National Governors Association Opening Session
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    National Governors Association Opening Session

    The 98th annual meeting of the National Governors Association focused on the state of health care and education in the United States. In the opening plenary session, former Secretary Thompson spoke on…

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  • South Carolina Military Base Closings
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    South Carolina Military Base Closings

    The 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission held a regional hearing on the list of possible closures and realignments of defense bases. Elected officials and community…

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  • Bradley Campaign Speech
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    Bradley Campaign Speech

    Senator Bradley spoke to students about his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Among the issues he addressed were the gap between rich and poor, race relations, and health…

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  • First UnionCoreStates Merger
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    First Union-CoreStates Merger

    Federal Reserve officials held a public hearing on the proposed acquisition of CoreStates Financial Corporation by First Union Corporation. They heard testimony from the heads of the First…

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  • Hunger and Homelessness Survey
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    Hunger and Homelessness Survey

    Mayor Riley, chair of the mayors' task force on hunger and homelessness, and Secretary Cuomo briefed reporters on the annual report on hunger and homelessness in 29 U.S. cities. He stated…

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  • Crime Legislation
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    Crime Legislation

    Members of the Mayors Task Force on the Problem of Crime spoke to reporters following a meeting with the president and attorney general at the White House. Mayor Abramson announced that the…

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  • CSPAN Sunday Journal
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    C-SPAN Sunday Journal

    Interviews, video clips and vignettes illustrated the political issues and events of the previous week, including the Defense Base Closing and Realignment Commission, and the space shuttle…

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  • Military Base Closings Field Hearing Day 2
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    Military Base Closings Field Hearing Day 2

    The commission heard testimony in the second day of its field hearing on the closing of defense bases in Charleston, SC. Witnesses testified in favor of keeping the Charleston military…

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  • Military Base Closings Field Hearing Day 1
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    Military Base Closings Field Hearing Day 1

    The commission heard testimony from Charleston and South Carolina officials on the slated closure of a military installation in Charleston. The hearing was the first of a series of field…

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