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  • Washington Ideas Forum Day Two
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Day 2 Opening

    The first session of day 2 of the Washington Ideas Forum comprised a variety of guest discussing a range of topics. Speakers included Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Houston Mayor Annise…

  • Houston and Baltimore Mayors on Issues Facing Cities
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    Houston and Baltimore Mayors on Issues Facing Cities

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Houston Mayor Annise Parker talked about issues facing their cities. The two were in Washington attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual Winter…

  • Houston Mayor Discusses US Energy Industry
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    Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Governing Challenges

    Houston Mayor Annise Parker spoke at a National Press Club luncheon. She talked about her political career as one of the first openly gay mayors in the U.S., the challenges of managing city…

  • Shared Economy Values and Prosperity
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    Shared Economy, Values, and Prosperity

    Panelists talked about the economic benefits to communities that have a shared sense of values and prosperity. Among the topics they addressed were veterans issues, immigration, city and…

  • 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…

  • Job Creation and the Economy Part 3
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    Job Creation and the Economy, Part 3

    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…

  • Houston Mayoral Inauguration
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    Houston Mayoral Inauguration

    Annise Parker was inaugurated as mayor of Houston. She is the first openly gay mayor of the city, and said her election to lead the nation’s fourth-largest city marked a milestone for gay Americans but…