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  • Former Congressman John Dingell Dies at 92
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    Representative John Dingell on Congress

    Former Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) has died at age 92. Rep. Dingell was the longest-serving member ever of Congress. In this 2014 speech at the National Press Club, Mr. Dingell talked about some of…

  • emThe Watergateem
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    The Watergate

    Joseph Rodota provided a history of the Watergate complex, including the notorious scandal connected to its name, and shared stories of many of its notable residents.

  • Army Chief of Staff Well Act When We See Transgender Directive
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    Global Security Challenges and Army Readiness

    Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley talked about the most pressing global security challenges and Army readiness. He began his prepared remarks by responding to President Trump’s transgender…

  • Book Discussion on emThirteen Soldiersem
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    Thirteen Soldiers

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talked about the book he wrote with Mark Salter, Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War, in which he discusses America’s armed conflicts…

  • Discussion on Race Coverage in America
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    Race Coverage in America

    Panelists talked about media coverage of race issues following grand jury decisions not to indict officers in police shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York. They also…

  • HUD Secretary Julian Castro News Conference
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    Secretary Julian Castro on Housing Policy Priorities

    Secretary Julian Castro briefed reporters on the state of housing and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s plans for 2015. Secretary Castro told an audience that “access to credit…

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Chair William Bro Adams Remarks
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    National Endowment for the Humanities

    William Adams, the newly appointed chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), spoke at a National Press Club luncheon. He announced the NEH’s “Common Good: The Humanities in the Public…

  • National Press Club Luncheon with Gary Bettman and Ted Leonsis
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    Sports and the National Hockey League

    National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner Gary Bettman and Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Capitals franchise, spoke at a National Press Club luncheon.They talked about the intersection of…

  • Discussion on Presidential DecisionMaking After Vietnam
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    Presidential Decision-Making After Vietnam

    Marvin Kalb talked about the impact of the Vietnam War on presidential decision-making. He spoke about military conflicts as well as declared wars, including the wars in Iraq and…

  • Address on the Future of the Kennedy Center
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    Future of the Kennedy Center

    Deborah Rutter talked about her plan for the future of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She emphasized the importance or arts education and cultural diplomacy. Afterward,…

  • National Press Club Luncheon with Allison Macfarlane
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    National Press Club Luncheon with Allison Macfarlane

    Allison Macfarlane, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission chair, talked about safety at U.S. nuclear power plants. She focused on NRC’s mission and the challenges that lay ahead for the nuclear…

  • Discussion on the Role of Student Athletes
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    Employment Status of College Athletes

    Sports journalists, college athletics officials, and former professional basketball players talked about the issue of whether student-athletes who play for high-revenue college programs should be paid…

  • National Press Club Luncheon with Anthony Fauci
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    Dr. Anthony Fauci on Ebola

    Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke at a National Press Club luncheon. He gave an update on the U.S. response efforts to protecting Americans from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including new vaccines…

  • Briefing on Vaccines and Vaccination Issues
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    Vaccinations and Disease Prevention

    Public health experts talked about the increasing number of outbreaks of diseases that had largely been eliminated by vaccinations generations ago. Many doctors attribute the rising cases of…

  • National Press Club Luncheon with Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald
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    Secretary Robert McDonald on Veterans Affairs Improvements

    Secretary Robert McDonald spoke about efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve services for the nation’s veterans. Afterward, he answered questions submitted from the…

  • Labor Secretary Thomas Perez on the US Economy
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    Secretary Thomas Perez on Jobs and the Economy

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez talked jobs and the economy, specifically efforts to raise the minimum wage and bring jobs back to cities such as Detroit. He also addressed what he called “the…

  • John Stumpf on Role of Financial Services
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    John Stumpf on Role of Financial Services

    Wells Fargo Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf discussed the role of financial services in the economy and banking issues. He said he was optimistic about the economy, but addressed the…

  • Remarks by US Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun
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    College Athletics and U.S. Olympic Teams

    U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun talked about the the importance of maintaining college athletic programs in order to sustain the U.S. Olympic teams. He responded to questions submitted by…

  • Neurosurgeon DrBen Carson
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    Ben Carson on Public Policy

    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, author of One Nation: What We Can do to Save America’s Future, talked about growing up with a single mother as well as his political beliefs. Following his…

  • Discussion on Voter ID Laws and the 2014 Midterm Elections
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    Voter Identification Laws and the 2014 Midterm Elections

    Election experts Sherrilyn Ifill and Hans von Spakovsky spoke at a National Press Club Newsmaker event on the potential impact on the 2014 midterm elections of state voter identification…

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