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    James Clapper on National Security and Intelligence

    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper discussed the role of the intelligence community during presidential transitions. After his opening remarks he was interviewed by Letitia Long. He provided some insight on…

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    Presidential Transition Teams

    Andrew Restuccia spoke by phone about the presidential transition teams for each candidate, which were sharing the same office building near the White House.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of topics, including the conflict in Yemen and the recent U.S. Navy incidents with Iranian vessels in the Persian Gulf. He…

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    Presidential Transitions

    Martha Kumar talked about what is involved in a presidential transfer of power. President Obama recently announced the formation of a first-of-its-kind council to assist with his…

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    Q&A with Harold Holzer

    Harold Holzer talked about his book Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861 (Simon and Schuster; October 21, 2008). In his book about the presidential transition period of Abraham…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the lessons the U.S. can learn from the United Kingdom on presidential transitions. Kevin Hall talked by telephone about the latest development in the…

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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 Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery as part of their pre-inaugural activities in Washington, DC…

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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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