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    Campaign 2016

    Political reporters examined the 2016 election. They provided presidential election predictions and analyzed key congressional races and media coverage of the 2016 campaign.

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    Bill Ford on the Auto Industry

    Bill Ford talked about the future of the transportation industry with David Rubenstein, president of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Mr, Fird talked about one of Ford’s new initiatives, Smart…

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    Secretary Ashton Carter on the Defense Budget

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter talked about the Pentagon’s budget and priorities. He outlined increases in spending to address global challenges involving Russian aggression, Iranian influence…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke about the U.S. economy and monetary policy. She gave no pre-determined schedule for interest rate increases after the first hike, adding that…

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    Michael Dell Remarks at the Economic Club of Washington

    Michael Dell, founder and chief executive of computer technology firm Dell Inc., delivered keynote remarks before a breakfast event hosted by the Economic Club of Washington. He talked…

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    Conversation with Donald Trump

    Donald Trump was interviewed by David Rubenstein at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Topics included the Trump brand’s entrance into the Washington, D.C. business market, his political…

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    Jeffrey Zients on the Economy and Jobs

    Jeff Zients talked about the Obama administration’s efforts to continue spurring economic growth and job creation. He was interviewed by David Rubenstein during a breakfast meeting hosted…

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    Defense Industry and Military Budgets

    Wes Bush talked about the impact of defense budget cuts on his own Northrop Grumman company and the defense industry overall. Other topics included the future of drones, cybersecurity…

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    Jack Lew on Economic Growth

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talked about on the state of the economy, the Obama administration’s proposals to improve economic growth, and the fiscal challenges the White House was facing with…

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    U.S. Tax Policy

    Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) talked with David Rubenstein about their efforts to reform the tax code. Representative Camp called the…

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    Employment and the Global Economy

    Kenneth Chenault, chairman and CEO of American Express, described the state of the global economy and the engines of job creation and financial growth. He was interviewed by David…

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    Brian Roberts Remarks on Media and Technology Industry

    Brian Roberts talked about the future of cable television, the media, providing television content, technology, and business opportunities such as theme parks. Among the topics he addressed were…

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    U.S. Economy and Unemployment Rate

    Alan Krueger talked about the U.S. economy and unemployment rate. In his remarks, he defended President Obama’s budget plan, including raising taxes for the top two percent of wage-earners,…

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    2012 Elections

    Journalists covering the 2012 presidential campaign talked about the strengths and weaknesses of President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney leading up to the election. Topics included…

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    Lloyd Blankfein on the Global Economy

    Lloyd Blankfein talked about global economic issues. Topics included the European debt crisis, the global economy and lessons learned from the 2008 financial crisis. On the LIBOR rate-fixing scandal,…

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    Warren Buffett on Global Economic Issues

    Warren Buffett talked about his career and experiences. He also spoke about challenges and obstacles to global economic recovery. In his remarks he joked about the Obama administration’s “Buffet…

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    Digital Evolution of Media

    Time Warner Chair and CEO Jeffrey Bewkes spoke about the impact of digital media on Americans' ways of life. He also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Google and Technological Innovation

    Eric Schmidt spoke about the economic and political challenges of the U.S. at home and abroad. In his remarks he warned against an Internet piracy bill making its way through Congress, saying the…

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    Gene Sperling Remarks on Economic Policy

    Gene Sperling discussed U.S. economic policy, President Obama’s jobs plan, tax reform, and deficit reduction negotiations. After his remarks he answered questions from the audience. Due to…

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    Thomas Donilon on National Security Issues

    National Security Adviser Tom Donilon addressed current security issues facing the nation. He talked about the U.S. special forces mission in which Osama bin Laden was killed, Libya and…

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