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  • Threats to US Political System
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    Threats to U.S. Political System

    The Brookings Institution held a discussion on threats to the U.S. political system and how best to safeguard the 2020 presidential election. Panelists discussed public opinion over the…

  • Washington Journal Darrell West Discusses His Book Divided Politics Divided Nation
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    Darrell West on Divided Politics, Divided Nation

    Author Darrell West talked about his book, Divided Politics, Divided Nation.

  • Hearing Reviews Federal Union Workers Official Time Date Reporting
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    Federal Labor Union Workers

    A House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee considered possible reforms to how federal labor union employees report on the amount of time they are allowed under the law to spend “official time” engaged in…

  • Panelists Discuss National Security Challenges Amid Innovation
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    Technology Transfer and National Security

    The Brookiings Institution hosted a discussion on the opportunities of the U.S. sharing technology with other countries and the national security risks that can accompany such transfers…

  • Access to Financial Systems
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    Access to Financial Systems

    Panelists talked about how digital technologies have affected financial inclusion in the U.S. and abroad. A Brookings research analyst and associate fellow presented the data. Following…

  • Virginia Governor Calls for Criminal Justice Revolution
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    Criminal Justice Reform

    Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) talked about criminal justice reform efforts in his state at a Brookings Institution forum on the topic. In his remarks the governor said, “It is time for a criminal justice…

  • Discussion on Financial Accessibility
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    Banking and Technology Access

    Six banking access and financial technology experts talked about the findings of the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation report on improving access to financial services and…

  • FCC Chair Tom Wheeler on Broadband Policy
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    Maximizing Broadband Benefits

    Tom Wheeler spoke about his vision for maximizing the benefits of broadband internet access in the U.S., and the ways technology is changing broadband network economics.

  • Commissioner Gil Kerlikowsk Remarks on US Customs and Border Protection
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    U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske talked about U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s mission and future initiatives. He outlined the key priorities of his agency, which include lawful travel and trade and…

  • Book Discussion with Darrell West on emBillionairesem
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    Darrell West talked about his book, Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust, in which he looks at the influence of the wealthy on politics, philanthropy, and society. The program opened with a…

  • Discussion on International Internet Policy
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    Internet Policy

    Panelists talked about evolving challenges to Internet communications across national boundaries for international trade, governments, and private citizens. They focused on issues related…

  • ATT Chair Speaks About Promoting Mobile Technology
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    Mobile Technology

    Randall Stephenson and Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) talked about the future of mobile technology. Topics included rising use of smartphone, the increasing demand for broadband spectrum, and privacy…

  • Federal Government Role in the Economy and Jobs
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    Federal Government Role in the Economy and Jobs

    Panelists talked about the role of federal government in economic growth. They cautioned against over-regulation as the nation looked to increase economic growth and job creation. Both Philip Knight…

  • Presidential Leadership
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    Presidential Leadership

    Political experts talked about the leadership styles of President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. They discussed differences between campaigning and governing,…

  • Presidential Campaign Ads
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    Presidential Campaign Ads

    Researchers with Vanderbilt University and YouGov’s Ad Rating Project presented new data on voter responses to 2012 presidential campaign ads, and afterward political scientists talked…

  • Fiscal Policy and Government in New Jersey
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    Fiscal Policy and Government in New Jersey

    Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) outlined his fiscal agenda and plan for government reform in his state, and how his policies could be used by other states and the federal government. He…

  • Presidential Campaign Ads
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    Presidential Campaign Ads

    Darrell West talked about the evolution of political advertising from the first ads for Dwight Eisenhower in 1952 to the fast-moving Internet ads of the 2012 presidential campaign.

  • Innovations in New Media and Digital Technology
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    Innovations in New Media and Digital Technology

    Panelists talked about innovations being developed with social media and digital technology, both from the commercial standpoint and in terms of improving government efficiency and civic…

  • Richard Trumka on the Jobs Crisis
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    Richard Trumka on the Jobs Crisis

    Richard Trumka argued that America did not have a deficit crisis but a jobs crisis. He urged Congress to pass the president’s jobs bill, and said the proposal was an important first step to…

  • Immigration Policy
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    Immigration Policy

    Participants spoke about U.S. immigration policy, attracting highly-skilled workers, and U.S. business competitiveness. Among the issues addressed were the numbers and origins of foreign graduate…

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