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  • Rahm Emanuel Addresses the National Press Club
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    Rahm Emanuel on Education Initiatives

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) delivered remarks on some of his initiatives for education and college preparedness at the National Press Club. One of the mayor’s initiatives would require…

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    General Joseph Dunford National Press Club Luncheon Remarks

    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford spoke at a National Press Club luncheon. He talked about the global challenges facing the U.S. military and its partners including threats…

  • Misty Copeland Discusses Ballet and Body Image
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    Ballet and Body Image

    Misty Copeland, the first African America principle dancer in the history of the American Ballet Theatre, talked about her life and new book, Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a…

  • AFLCIO President Richard Trumka Discusses Trade and Labor Issues
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    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Trade and Labor Policy

    Richard Trumka gave the keynote speech at a National Press Club luncheon. He focused on the labor movement’s evolving political strategy, and about his AFL-CIO organization’s relationship…

  • IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Delivers Remarks at the National Press Club
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    National Press Club Luncheon with John Koskinen

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen gave the keynote address at a National Press Club luncheon. He focused on efforts the federal collecting agency had made to better meet taxpayers' needs for…

  • Pfizer CEO Ian Read Discusses the Pharmaceutical Industry
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    Health Care and the Pharmaceutical Industry

    Pfizer CEO Ian Read delivered remarks on health care and the pharmaceutical industry. He said he opposed any legislation that placed price controls on pharmaceutical drugs, calling it bad policy.…

  • HHS Secretary Burwell Warns Health Care Law Repeal Will Have Stark Consequences
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    Sylvia Burwell Remarks at the National Press Club

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell spoke at the National Press Club. She warned Congress against repealing the Affordable Care Act without having a comprehensive replacement in place. She…

  • DC Metropolitan Area Transit System
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    D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit System

    Paul Wiedefeld gave an update on the troubled Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which operates the District of Columbia’s subway and bus system. He talked about how the agency…

  • EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Discusses Environmental Policy
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    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Environmental Policy

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy talked about environmental policy, efforts to combat climate change, and improving public health. She outlined the environmental…

  • Education Secretary John King Discusses Civic Engagement and US Schools
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    Education Secretary John King on Civic Engagement and U.S. Schools

    Education Secretary John King talked about the role played by U.S. schools to prepare students for civic engagement, as well as the Obama administration’s legacy on education policy. Among his…

  • Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Discusses Navy Operations
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    Navy Operations

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus spoke at a National Press Club luncheon on his top priorities for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Those include shipbuilding, energy security, and personnel. He…

  • Kareem AbdulJabbar Discusses emWritings on the Wallem
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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Writings on the Wall

    Author and former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talked about his views on race relations and the inspirations behind his latest book, Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond…

  • WTO DirectorGeneral Roberto Azevedo Addresses the National Press Club
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    World Trade Organization Outlook

    World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo spoke at a National Press Club luncheon emphasizing the benefits of global trade. He discussed the slowing growth in global…

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Addresses the National Press Club
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    Rural Communities and Agriculture

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack outlined a new report showing growth in the organic products industry. The report showed that in 2014 “bio-based” ethanol, textiles, and cleaning supply products…

  • Senator Chris Murphy Discusses Gun Control Proposals
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    Gun Control Legislation

    Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) called for changes to America’s gun laws, an issue he considered his top priority in the Senate. He contrasted the two sides of the gun debate and spoke…

  • NTSB Chair Christopher Hart Discusses SelfDriving Cars
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    Self-Driving Cars

    Christopher Hart spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about the development of self-driving cars, as well as recent safety incidents on trains, planes, and public transit. In his speech he…

  • Director Jonathan Jarvis Discusses National Parks Service Centennial
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    National Parks Service Centennial

    Jonathan Jarvis talked about the centennial of the nation’s national parks system on August 26, 2016. He talked about environmental concerns, increasing fees to cover the cost of park…

  • Actor Michael York Speaks Out About Living with Amyloidosis
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    National Press Club Luncheon with Michael York

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    Michael York talked about his battle with amyloidosis, a rare disease that occurs when abnormal protein builds up in organs.

  • NSA Director Michael Rogers Discusses Cybersecurity Threats
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    Cybersecurity Threats

    Admiral Mike Rogers talked about the cybersecurity challenges and his roles protecting the U.S. from cyber threats. He also discussed the evolution of his job in recent years, including…

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