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    Catholic Vote in 2016

    The Catholic University of America’s Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies hosted a discussion on the issues driving Catholic voters and their expected influence on the 2016…

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    Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Health Care Policy

    Sylvia Burwell talked her work as the Obama administration Health and Human Services secretary responsible for implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She was asked about her experience…

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    2016 Presidential Election

    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, pollster Peter Hart, an adviser in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, and others talked about the 2016 presidential campaign. CNN’s Sam Feist…

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    Why the Right Went Wrong

    E.J. Dionne spoke about his book, Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism - From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond. He spoke with David Mark, co-author of Dog Whistles, Walk Backs, and…

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    After Words with E.J. Dionne

    E.J. Dionne talked about his book Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond, in which he looks at the history of Republican politics since the 1960s and how the…

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    President Obama Remarks on Poverty

    President Obama participated in a panel discussion on poverty. Panelists also included Harvard University Professor Robert Putnam and American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks.…

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    My Story

    Julia Gillard, the first female prime minister of Australia, talked about her book, My Story, in which she discusses her life and experiences while in office. She spoke at the Brookings…

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    2014 Midterm Election Review

    Panelists at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy talked about the impact of the 2014 midterm elections and answered audience questions.

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    An Act of Congress

    Robert Kaiser talked about his book, Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t, in which he recounts the struggle to pass the Dodd-Frank Wall Street…

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    God's Right Hand

    Michael Sean Winters recounts the life of the Reverend Jerry Falwell (1933-2007). The child of agnostic parents, Jerry Falwell began his career as a Baptist pastor and later founded a…

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    Redefining U.S. Citizenship

    Journalists and advocates talked about evolving definition of U.S. citizenship, as well as civic and political engagement. Among the issues they addressed were immigration reform,…

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    President Obama's Second Term Agenda

    Political analysts talked about how President Obama’s second time might shape his legacy. They discussed some of the major issues of his first term, including the health care law and the…

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    Marijuana Legalization

    Panelists talked about the domestic and foreign policy implications of legalizing the possession and sale of small quantities of marijuana for recreational use. They analyzed survey data on…

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    Foreign Policy Begins at Home

    Richard Haass talked about his book, Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America’s House in Order, in which he argues that for the U.S. to retain its primacy in the 21st…

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    Our Divided Political Heart

    E.J. Dionne Jr. argues that “hyper-individualism” is hurting American political society. The author contends that the country can prosper with a balance between individual freedoms and…

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    Our Divided Political Heart

    E.J. Dionne talked about his new book, Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.…

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    Progressive Politics of Theodore Roosevelt and Barack Obama

    Panelists compared and contrasted the political philosophies of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Barack Obama. In 1910, Theodore Roosevelt delivered his “New Nationalism” speech which espoused his…

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    U.S. Attitudes on Islam and Muslims

    The Brookings Institution and the Public Religion Research Institute held a forum on their new report on U.S. attitudes towards Islam and Muslims. The report explored issues of national…

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    Competitive Education

    Melody Barnes talked about the Obama administration’s ideas for improving education. Ms. Barnes, who was bussed to school in Richmond, Virginia, in the 1970s, also discussed her…

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    Toxic Talk Book Party

    A book party was held for Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America’s Airwaves (Thomas Dunne Books, 2010) by Bill Press. Bill Press was shown mingling with the guests at the…

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