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    Paul Tsongas Announcement

    Former Senator Tsongas announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 1992 before several hundred people in Lowell, Massachusetts. Senator Tsongas, who did not seek a further Senate term in 1984…

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    Paul Tsongas Campaign Appearances

    The first few days of former Senator Paul Tsongas' (D-MA) campaign for the 1992 Democratic presidential nomination are recorded. Following a short rundown on media coverage of his entry into the…

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    Washington Sunday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

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    The Balanced Budget and Campaign '96

    The participants addressed the Citizens Council, the lobbying arm of the Concord Coalition. They focused on balancing the federal budget, the budget deficit, and the effect of the economy…

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    Future of Independent Politics

    Participants spoke about the search for a new political party and programs between conservatives and liberals, Democrats and Republicans. They outlined their positions on several issues, including the…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Participants discussed the role of money in U.S. politics, especially in campaigns. They examined how money has influenced campaigns and intensified voter discontent with both parties and…

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    Economic Awards Dinner

    Chairman Greenspan was presented with the Economic Patriot Award, following which he talked about federal budget and deficit issues. After prepared remarks by several speakers, questions…

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    Entitlement Reform and a Balanced Budget

    Mr. Goldberg and former Senator Danforth discussed various issues concerning entitlement reform, including such entitlements as Social Security, Medicare, unemployment payments and…

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    State of Medicaid and Medicare Part 1

    Committee members heard testimony on the state of the government’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. Medicare provides health care to more than 36 million senior citizens and disabled…

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    Congressional Deficit Reduction Scorecard

    The Concord Coalition released its second annual “Deficit Reduction Congressional Scorecard,” which rates members of Congress based on their votes concerning deficit reduction. The…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment Part 3

    Committee members heard testimony on the balanced budget amendment. A number of congressional, federal, and outside experts testified about the feasibility and legality of passing such a law. The…

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    Tsongas Interview

    Former Senator Tsongas sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1992 but withdrew during the primary process. He has enough differences with the Democratic Party that he would like…

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    The Politics of Deficit Reduction

    Participants discussed the politics of deficit reduction and entitlement reform. The difficulties with changing Congress were addressed and the solution was felt to be grassroots activism.…

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    Entitlement Reform and the Deficit

    Moderated by Mr. White and Ms. Phillips, the panel discussed the politics of deficit reduction and entitlement reform. They attempted to answer whether or not the need for further budget…

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    Concord Coalition Opening Remarks

    The Concord Coalition is a bipartisan organization that focuses on eliminating the federal budget deficit through educating and organizing the public. The group was founded in 1992 by…

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    Deficit Reduction Scorecard

    Former Senators Paul Tsongas, and Warren Rudman, co-chairs of the Concord Coalition, released what the group is calling its first annual deficit reduction scorecard. At the briefing, the…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Witnesses testified on a proposed constitutional amendment to balance the federal budget. Senator Paul Simon, who chaired this hearing, is the chief sponsor of the balanced budget proposal. Mr.…

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    Federal Entitlements and Retirement Programs

    Following brief remarks on retirement programs, primarily Social Security, the panelists took questions from the audience.

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    Federal Entitlement Summit

    Former presidential candidate Tsongas is a founding member of the Concord Coalition, which is trying to influence Congress to greatly reduce the federal budget deficit.

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    North American Free Trade Agreement

    Proponents of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) called a news conference to voice their support for the agreement. Several House members and governors spoke during the event.…

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