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    States and Health Care Costs, News Conference

    Co-chairs of the University of Virginia Miller Center’s bipartisan State Health Care Cost Containment Commission released a report, Cracking the Code on Health Care Costs. They briefed the…

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    States and Health Care Costs, Panel Discussion

    Policy experts talked about the findings of the State Health Care Cost Containment Commission report that states need to take a leadership role in controlling health care costs. The report,…

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    U.S. Trade Policy

    Former U.S. trade representatives took part in a roundtable discussion of U.S. trade policy. They analyzed past U.S. free trade agreements, the status of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations between…

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    Immigrants and the U.S. Economy

    Panelists talked about the impact that admission policies for highly skilled immigrants has on the U.S. economy, specifically policies that are making it increasingly difficult for highly…

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    Transportation Infrastructure and Economic Growth

    Four former secretaries of Transportation held a roundtable on transportation, infrastructure repair, and economic growth at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.

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    Highway Transportation Trust Fund

    Jack Basso spoke on the current and future state of the highway transportation trust fund. He said the fund is in critical condition, and that lawmakers must find a bipartisan solution. He…

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    The Relationship Between Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lyndon B. Johnson

    A discussion was held exploring the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s private conversations and public communications, highlighting the relationship he had with President Lyndon B. Johnson. Professor Germany, who edited the civil-rights…

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    Why Presidential Sites Matter

    Michael Beschloss gave a keynote address at a conference on presidential sites and libraries. He talked about the importance of presidential sites and what can be learned from them. He said his career as a presidential…

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    Presidents and Their Predecessors

    Jon Meacham delivered a keynote address on how presidents look to their predecessors for their own political inspirations. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. Mr. Meacham is the author of…

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    Joseph Ellis Remarks on the Founding Fathers

    Historian Joseph Ellis talked about the Founding Fathers in the Rotunda of the University of Virginia. This was the evening keynote address on the opening day of a four-day presidential conference. He also responded to…

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    Central Banks and the Global Economy

    Current and former central bank officials talked about monetary policy and the state of the global economy. Among the topics they addressed were if the financial crisis of 2008 has ended,…

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    Role of Central Banks

    Charles Goodhart of the London School of Economics and Stanford University Professor John Taylor gave summaries of their respective papers on of the role of central banks. Afterward, former…

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    News Coverage of Economic Issues

    Financial journalists spoke about the state of the world economy, news coverage of financial stories during the recent recession, and ways in which debt and deficits affect governing. They…

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    National Governors Association Opening Session

    Ceremonies were held in recognition of the Centennial Meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA). Retrospective videos were also shown. Then current and former governors participated in discussions of the…

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    A Tribute to Senator John Warner

    Retiring U.S. Senator John Warner was honored for his service to the nation and Virginia. Speakers included Governor Kaine and former Governors Holton, Robb, and Baliles. They discussed Senator…

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    Eye of the Storm: A Civil War Odyssey

    Mr. Bryan and Mr. Lankford talked about the book they co-edited, Robert Knox Sneden’s Eye of the Storm: A Civil War Odyssey, published by Free Press. Union private and mapmaker Sneden left a…

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    National Airline Commission Report

    Mr. Baliles and Mr. Robson spoke on the report on the U.S. airline industry released earlier in the day by the National Airline Commission. The report set forth several recommendations for…

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    National Airline Commission Report

    Governor Baliles, head of the National Commission to Ensure a Strong, Competitive Airline Industry, spoke to a luncheon audience at the National Press Club to announce the release of the commission’s report…

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    National Airline Commission Report Part 2

    Members of the National Commission to Ensure a Strong, Competetive Airline Industry discussed their mission to determine necessary and practical reforms to restore the economic vitality of the…

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    National Airline Commission Report Part 1

    The participants discussed the state of the U.S. airline industry. Members of the commission discussed their mission to restore economic stability to the airline industry. They discussed…

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