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    Republican Agenda in 106th Congress

    This event at the NATIONAL PRESS CLUB featured a speech by Representative J.C. Watts Jr.(R-OK)REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN talked about the Republican agenda for the 106th Congress. Among…

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    Diplomatic Relations between U.S. and China

    Chinese Ambassador to the US, Zhaoxing li, talked about how diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China have improved. He also stated that American exports to China have created many…

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    A Man in Full

    In a humorous speech, author Tom Wolfe talked about his new book, A Man in Full, and also about the writing industry. He focused on how novelists need to branch out from what they know to…

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    Preventing Teen Pregnancy

    Jane Fonda, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Chair, and CEO, talked about her efforts to advise young people about the prevention of adolescent pregnancy. She talked…

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    The Internet: The People's Media

    Matt Drudge discussed the Internet, dubbing it “the people’s media,” and talked about the ways in which news that is not reported in the mainstream media can be generated and reported on…

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    National Press Club 90th Anniversary

    Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC) spoke at the National Press Club (NPC) on its 90th anniversary. He reflected on the events of the past century and the importance of U.S. influence in the…

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    America OnLine

    Stephen Case, CEO of America Online, talked about the different forces in society that shape the Internet. He focused on legislation passed by Congress dealing with protection for consumers…

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    Wildlife Issues

    Mark Van Putten talked about the Endangered Species Act and the problems that are occurring with protecting endangered species. He also commented on land-use planning in reference to loss…

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    Economic Issues

    Reverend Jesse Jackson spoke about the ever widening gap between the wealthy and the poor in our society. He particularly mentioned the conditions in Appalachia. He stated that the U.S.…

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    Social Security Issues

    Commissioner Kenneth Apfel talked about the importance of strengthening Social Security for the generations to come. He stated that Social Security was not in crisis at the present, however, the…

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    McGrory Fourth Estate Award

    Journalists honored Syndicated Columnist, Mary McGrory for her distinguished career in journalism. In accepting the National Press Club’s annual Fourth Estate Award she related several…

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    Why Homeownership Matters

    Fannie Mae Chairman and CEO James Johnson discussed home ownership, stressing that it helps decrease crime in neighborhoods, raises school standards, and furthers the cause of civil rights.…

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    Emergency Management

    FEMA Director James Lee Witt talked about how FEMA is preparing for disasters before they strike. He stated that FEMA is trying to do more for the prevention of disasters. After his…

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    Nike In the Global Economy

    Mr. Knight talked about his company and its evolution from his selling running shoes out of the back of his car trunk to becoming a giant in the industry. He also touched on recent…

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    Colombian President Address

    President of Columbia Andres Pastrana discussed the struggle to gain peace from terrorism and drug trafficking in Columbia. He focused on the addition of military helicopters from the U.S.…

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    Danger of Political Myopia

    At this NATIONAL PRESS CLUB event Senator Joseph Lieberman(D-CT) talked about the importance of congressional bipartisanship and U.S. involvement in global affairs. After his prepared…

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    Scholarship Choices for Low Income Children

    Mr. Fortsmann spoke about the creation of the scholarship program to help low income children receive a college education. He designed the program to benefit single mothers and low income…

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    Cold War Experiences

    Former Secretary of State James Baker spoke about the Cold War Era and the lessons which were gained from the period. He felt that the Cold War demonstrated that solid leadership is…

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    National Endowment for the Arts

    William Ivey talked about American art and its importance to our country’s culture and values. Our creativity is our "nation’s greatest resource". He described the importance of the NEA as…

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    Anti-Smoking Campaign

    Surgeon General Everett Koop and former FDA Commissioner David Kessler discussed the side effects of smoking and the damage it has on American’s health. They also spoke on the tobacco…

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