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  • Presidential Speechwriters Discuss State of Speechwriting and Rhetoric
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    Presidential Speechwriters

    Former presidential speechwriters for Presidents Nixon through Obama took part in an annual conference for professional speechwriters. The shared their experiences working for their respective offices.…

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  • Finance in Political Campaigns
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    Finance in Political Campaigns

    Panelists talked about the history of campaign finance. They spoke about court decisions and legislation that have regulated who can finance campaigns and how much they can give, and…

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  • Discussion with Presidential Speechwriters
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    Obama Administration Speeches and Rhetoric

    Former presidential speechwriters talked about the rhetorical skills of President Obama and offered insights from their own experiences working with past presidents.

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  • Obama Administration Speeches and Rhetoric
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    Obama Administration Speeches and Rhetoric

    Political speechwriters and other communications professionals talked about the rhetoric used by President Obama in his public speeches. Among the topics they addressed were the speech writing process,…

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  • Writing the State of the Union Address
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    Writing the State of the Union Address

    The guests talked about speeches, speechwriting, and President Bush’s state of the union address. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail. Video clips of President…

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