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  • Washington Journal Race in America
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    Roundtable Discussion on Race in America

    Paul Butler, Eleanor Clift, and Armstrong Williams talked about the status of race relations in the United States in the wake of the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in…

  • JFK Status of Women Report
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    JFK Status of Women Report

    Hilda Solis, Anita Hill, and Sandra Fluke were interviewed by Eleanor Clift about the 50th anniversary of the JFK Status of Women Report. Each talked about her personal experiences, ongoing…

  • Presidential Commission on the Status of Women
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    Presidential Commission on the Status of Women

    Panelists talked about the work of President John F. Kennedy’s Commission on the Status of Women, which documented extensive discrimination against women in the workplace and in politics.…

  • Syria and President Obama
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    Syria and President Obama

    Eleanor Clift and Armstrong Williams talked about Syria and how U.S. reaction to Syria’s use of chemical weapons has impacted President Obama’s reputation, and his legacy. They also spoke about the…

  • Role of Media in Womens Suffrage
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    Role of Media in Women's Suffrage

    Women journalists and authors talked about the role of the media in the women’s suffrage movement and how they have helped and hurt the cause in the last century. They spoke at a National Press…

  • PostElection Analysis
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    Post-Election Analysis

    Journalists, pollsters and Republican and Democratic Party representatives analyzed the results and implications of the 2012 elections. Topics included the campaign strategy of President…

  • emSelecting a Presidentem
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    Selecting a President

    Eleanor Clift, contributing editor for Newsweek, explains the way the president of the United States is elected and reports that, although campaigns have modernized, the electoral system has…

  • emWar Without Bloodshedem
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    War Without Bloodshed

    Ms. Clift and Mr. Brazaitis talked about their new book, War Without Bloodshed: The Art of Politics, published by Scribner. They focused on the careers of eight political figures as…

  • Congress First 100 Days Reviewed
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    Congress First 100 Days Reviewed

    The panelists reviewed the first 100 days of the 104th Congress and the Republican "Contract With America". They also answered questions from the audience.

  • President Obamas First 100 Days
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    President Obama's First 100 Days

    Eleanor Clift and Dan Balz talked about President Obama’s first 100 days in office with students from around the nation participating in the Close Up Foundation’s week-long government studies program. Topics…

  • emA Long Time Comingem
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    A Long Time Coming

    Evan Thomas and Eleanor Clift spoke about A Long Time Coming: The Inspiring, Combative 2008 Campaign and the Historic Election of Barack Obama (PublicAffairs; January 6, 2009). The book is the Newsweek political…

  • emTwo Weeks of Lifeem
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    Two Weeks of Life

    Eleanor Clift, author of Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics, recounted the two weeks in March 2005 when she was covering the Teri Schiavo story while attending to her…

  • Women as Voters and Activists
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    Women as Voters and Activists

    Panelists talked about women as voters and activists. They focused on emerging trends among women voters in the 2008 election and beyond, where their political influence would be greatest,…

  • Press Government and Politics
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    Press, Government, and Politics

    Eleanor Clift discussed the press, government, and politics with Close Up students from around the nation. Topics included media bias, the role of media in a democracy, and other issues.

  • Distance Learning Class
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    Distance Learning Class

    Students from the University of Denver, Pace University in New York City, and George Mason University in Washington, D.C., participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. A…

  • Newt Gingrich The Speakership
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    Newt Gingrich: The Speakership

    Former Speaker Gingrich talked about the 1994 elections that gave the Republican Party a majority in the House and brought Mr. Gingrich to the position of Speaker. Among the other issues he…

  • Future of the Democratic Party
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    Future of the Democratic Party

    Political experts and Democratic Party officials talked about the future of the party. After their discussion they responded to audience members' questions. The College Democrats of America…

  • Thomas Dunne Book Party
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    Thomas Dunne Book Party

    On the occasion of the BookExpo America being held in Washington, D.C., Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, hosted a party at the Cosmos Club for approximately 25 of its…

  • Palliative and End of Life Care
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    Palliative and End of Life Care

    Participants talked to a meeting of social workers about end-of-life care and planning, the role of clinical and mental health professionals in providing guidance and assistance to the…

  • Women Voters and the Media
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    Women Voters and the Media

    WomenVote USA hosted the forum “Colloquium on Women Voters: The Defining Vote.” Several top female journalists participated in a panel titled “Media’s Role in Defining Women Voters.” They…

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