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    After Words with Martha Kumar

    Professor Martha Kumar talked about her book Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power, in which she looks at presidential transitions. Professor…

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    Counterterrorism Strategy

    Stephen Coll talked about counter terrorism strategies and policies of President-Elect Obama’s administration. He focused on inherited policies and strategies and what he believes the Obama Administration’s…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing

    General Eric Shinseki testified about his nomination as secretary of Veterans Affairs. Among the topics he addressed were the quality of medical care for veterans, long waits to process claims,…

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    Energy Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Steven Chu testified about his nomination as secretary of the Department of Energy. Among the topics he addressed were shifting the focus of U.S. energy policy to climate change and…

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    Homeland Security Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Governor Janet Napolitano testified about her nomination as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Among the topics she addressed were immigration, border protection, disaster…

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    Secretary of State Nomination Hearing

    Senator Clinton testified about her nomination as secretary of state. Among the topics she addressed were U.S. foreign policy priorities in various regions, including the Middle East and…

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    Securities and Exchange Commissioner Nomination Hearing

    Mary Schapiro testified about her nomination as chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among the topics she addressed were regulatory oversight of financial markets, the…

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    Community Service Day Lunch

    On Martin Luther King Day, as part of a “National Day of Service,” President-Elect Obama and Michelle Obama had lunch with community service volunteers who were writing letters to U.S.…

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    President-Elect Obama Speech at Lincoln Memorial

    President-Elect Barack Obama spoke at a pre-inaugural celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. He spoke about the significance or the monuments on the national mall, the nation at a crossroads…

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    Role of the White House Chief of Staff

    Kenneth Duberstein and Mack McLarty, both former White House chiefs of staff, talked about their experiences, the job of the chief of staff, and what is ahead for President-Elect Barack…

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    Wreath-Laying at Arlington Cemetery

    President-Elect Barack Obama and Vice President-Elect Joe Biden laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery as part of their pre-inaugural activities in…

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    Inauguration of Barack Obama

    Arianna Huffington talked about the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama and recent political news. She responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

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    Inaugural Preparations

    Mike Allen talked about the lead up to the inauguration of President-Elect Obama and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

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    Inaugural Train Arrival in Washington, DC

    Video of President-elect Barack Obama and his family arriving Union Station in Washington, DC was shown.

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    Baltimore Inaugural Train Rally

    President-Elect Obama spoke on the final leg of a whistle-stop inaugural train journey to Washington, D.C. In his remarks at a rally at War Memorial Plaza in Baltimore, Maryland, he spoke about the…

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    Wilmington Inaugural Train Rally

    President-Elect Obama held a whistle-stop rally in Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park next to the Wilmington Station, where he stopped during his inaugural rail journey to be joined by Vice…

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    Philadelphia Inaugural Train Rally

    President-Elect Obama held a rally at the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia before boarding a train headed toward Washington, D.C., in the first stage of his inaugural rail journey. In his remarks he…

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    Economic Stimulus Proposals

    John Shaw provided an update on the Obama stimulus package, the stimulus package announced by House Democrats, and recent economic news and developments. He responded to telephone calls and…

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    Attorney General Nomination Hearing, Day 2

    On the second day of the hearing on the nomination of Eric Holder to be attorney general, witnesses testified about his qualifications and experience. Among the topics they addressed were Mr.…

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    Housing Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Shaun Donovan testified about his nomination to be the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Among the topics he addressed were the housing crisis; ways…

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