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  • President Obama Biographers
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    President Obama Biographers

    Three of President Obama’s biographers discussed his thinking and evolution in presidential power. Topics included his motivations, the 2012 election, and comparisons with President…

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  • US Strategic Competitiveness
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    U.S. Strategic Competitiveness

    Business community scholars and economists talked about the need for more U.S. entrepreneurial leadership in the world. They focused on the economy, immigration reform, and innovation. They…

    259 views
  • Drone Warfare
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    Drone Warfare

    Former Central Intelligence Agency officer Henry Crumpton talked about drone warfare, concerns over cybersecurity, and the Afghanistan war. He said that drone technology could not replace…

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  • Women in the Senate
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    Women in the Senate

    Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked about women senators and their role in compromising and the legislative process. She said that women senators are working well together and getting things done. She also…

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  • SuperPacs in the 2012 Election
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    SuperPacs in the 2012 Election

    Bill Burton and Trevor Potter spoke about the influence of super political action committees (SuperPACs) in the 2012 election. Trevor Potter, general counsel for Senator McCain’s 2000 and 2008 presidential…

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  • Sequestration and the Fiscal Cliff
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    Sequestration and the Fiscal Cliff

    Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement before then. He said that…

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  • Obama and Romney Campaign Advisers
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    Obama and Romney Campaign Advisers

    Romney campaign senior adviser Kevin Madden and Obama campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki discussed the 2012 presidential election. Mr. Madden said that they did not believe President Obama would have the same turnout…

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  • Google and EMail Privacy
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    Google and E-Mail Privacy

    Google’s chief legal officer David Drummond spoke about the privacy of electronic mail. He said that Google and e-mail content and information are stored in order to allow quick usage and…

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  • Washington Ideas Forum Day 2
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Day 2

    Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker John Boehner, and former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf were interviewed at the Washington Ideas Forum, an annual event analyzing the previous…

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  • Washington Ideas Forum Day 1 Part 1
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Day 1, Part 1

    White House officials, journalists, and business leaders spoke about a wide range of issues including broadcast network news, the Obama administration’s record, the economy, the 2012…

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  • Washington Ideas Forum Day 2 Morning Session
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Day 2, Morning Session

    Journalists, business leaders, and public leaders were interviewed at the Washington Ideas Forum. This portion includes the president of Starbucks, Katie Couric, and Supreme Court Justice…

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  • Washington Ideas Forum Day 1 Part 2
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Day 1, Part 2

    White House officials, journalists, and business leaders spoke about a wide range of issues including broadcast network news, the Obama administration’s record, the economy, the 2012…

    196 views
  • 2010 Elections Roundtable
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    2010 Elections Roundtable

    Charlie Cook along with Margaret Carlson and Chuck Todd participated in a roundtable discussion about the upcoming midterm elections and what President Obama may face in the next two years…

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  • Reporting on Weapons of Mass Destruction
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    Reporting on Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Participants talked about media coverage of the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Among the topics they addressed were government claims on Iraqi weapons programs prior to…

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