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    House Democratic Agenda

    Speaker Pelosi spoke about the Democratic party agenda in the House of Representatives. Among the topics she addressed were health care reform, abortion, the state of the economy, and U.S.…

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    Understanding the Economic Crisis

    A bipartisan group of newly-elected members of Congress participated in a roundtable discussion on the economic crisis and what Congress can and should do. The speakers included economists…

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    The Weekly Standard: A Reader, 1995-2005

    Weekly Standard editors and contributors talked about the magazine’s influence since its founding in 1995. They also commented on topics such as the war in Iraq, the political fallout from Hurricane Katrina, and the…

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    Combating Terrorism

    General Abizaid, commander of the U. S. Central Command, spoke about military efforts to combat terrorism, sustaining operational readiness in a protracted and asymmetrical warfare,…

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    Democratic Agenda

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke about the House Democrats' “Innovation Agenda: A Commitment to Competitiveness to Keep America No. 1.” She discussed America’s need to stay…

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    News Anchors' Perspective on Presidential Elections

    News anchors talked about news coverage of campaign coverage, presidential politics, and the influence of the media on the political process. Among the topics they addressed were editorial…

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    Welfare Reform

    The panelists talked about recent reforms in welfare programs and their effects on welfare recipients. They discussed the details of various kinds of reforms and their results.

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    Entitlements Future

    Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE), who co-chairs a congressional commission on entitlement reform, spoke about the future of federal entitlement programs, such as Social Security and Medicare. He…

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    First Lady Speech

    First Lady Hillary Clinton addressed Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government about global economic and technological changes, and their effect on families and children. After her…

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    Welfare and Medicaid Reform

    Members of the Senate Finance Committee heard testimony on welfare reform and the responsibilities of the system to support families and encourage work. Policy experts testified about…

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    Assault on Affirmative Government

    Panelists examined the current backlash against the government as the cause of various problems, including economic anxiety and social change. They also discussed the influence of such criticisms…

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    Governors' Welfare Reform Proposal

    The House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Human Services Chaired by Representative Clay Shaw, R-Florida, heard testimony on the bipartisan Governors Welfare Reform Proposal recently put…

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    Republican Welfare Reform

    Secretary Shalala presented findings concerning House Republicans' plans to reform welfare. She detailed the state by state impact of the proposals on children. After her prepared remarks,…

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    Welfare and Child Development

    Health and Human Services Department Assistant Secretary David Ellwood talked about ways to help poor children receive the nurturing and physical care they need during a time when most…

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    Role of Men in Children's Lives

    Vice President Gore moderated a discussion of the role of men in raising children and how the government can strengthen the role of the family as a stabilizing societal institution through…

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    Welfare Reform

    Several senators made brief opening statements. Then the committee heard testimony from Secretary Shalala and other staff from the Department of Health and Human Services concerning welfare…

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    Welfare Reform

    Participants discussed the opportunity for the low-wage, low-skill labor market to provide an avenue out of welfare dependency. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary…

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    State and Local Welfare Organizations

    Several policy analysts and public officials testified during a regional hearing of the President’s Welfare Reform Working Group on the existing welfare policy of the U.S. and initiatives…

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    Child Support Enforcement

    The committee heard testimony from public officials, administration officials and members of public policy organizations on the enforcement procedures for child support agreements. The…

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    Social Security Taxes for Domestic Workers

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing concerning Social Security taxes for domestic workers and raising the wage threshold.

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