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  • Discussion Focuses on Presidential Transitions
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    Presidential Transitions

    Former White House officials and scholars talked about the presidential transition. Speakers included Joshua Bolten, former chief of staff to President George W. Bush; Lisa Brown, former…

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  • Washington Journal Nancy Cook on the Impacts of LongTerm Unemployment
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    Long-Term Unemployment

    Nancy Cook talked about the effects of “long-term” unemployment, meaning unemployed for six months or longer. She said that in 2010, at the height of the great recession, about 6 million…

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  • Washington Journal May 2014 Employment Report
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    May 2014 Employment Report

    Nancy Cook talked about the employment report for May 2014, released the previous day, including sectors that were gaining and losing jobs, demographic groups having trouble finding work, and the potential…

    211 views
  • 2014 Economy Summit Douglas Elmendorf
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    2014 Economy Summit, Douglas Elmendorf

    Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Doug Elmendorf talked about his role as director and about the U.S. economy. He said the economy remains about 6 million jobs short of where it…

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  • Washington Journal Unemployment and AntiPoverty Programs
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    Jobs and the Economy

    Nancy Cook talked about the February 2014 jobs report, as well as Republican and Democratic anti-poverty programs. She discussed the number of jobs created, the impact of long-term unemployment…

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  • Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair Speaks at Fiscal Conf
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    Middle Class Participation in the U.S. Economy

    National Journal and The Atlantic hosted a conference to discuss the U.S. financial system five years after the market crash of 2008 and the state of Americans' personal finances. Sheila Bair…

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  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the scheduled April 11 Senate vote on whether or not to allow debate on a bill intended to curb gun violence. Nancy Cook previewed President…

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  • Newsmakers with Representative Sander Levin
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    Newsmakers with Representative Sander Levin

    Representative Sander Levin (D-MI), the ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee, talked about tax reform, the future of Social Security and Medicare, and how Congress is…

    475 views
  • Impact of Sequestration on US Economy
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    Impact of Sequestration on U.S. Economy

    National Journal correspondent Nancy Cook talked about the impact of sequestration on the U.S. economy, including when specific cuts would take effect. She talked about both the immediate…

    229 views
  • Newsmakers with Representative Chris Van Hollen
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    Newsmakers with Representative Chris Van Hollen

    Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, talked about the Congressional Budget Office’s report, budget hearings, the sequester scheduled to…

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  • US Economy and the Middle Class
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    U.S. Economy and the Middle Class

    Panelists talked about the possible consequences of Congress and President Obama failing to reach agreement to avoid the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of…

    202 views
  • Newsmakers with Mary Kay Henry
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    Newsmakers with Mary Kay Henry

    Mary Kay Henry, President of SEIU, Mary Kay Henry talks about being at the White House for meetings that President Obama held over three days with labor and progressive groups, business leaders and…

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  • Fiscal Cliff and the LameDuck Congressional Agenda
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    Fiscal Cliff and the Lame-Duck Congressional Agenda

    Nancy Cook explained the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Among the topics she discussed…

    112 views
  • 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts Former Congressional Staff
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    2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts, Former Congressional Staff

    Panelists talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. This program was part of a…

    253 views
  • Douglas HoltzEakin on 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts
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    Douglas Holtz-Eakin on 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts

    Douglas Holtz-Eakin talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. This program was part…

    147 views
  • Womens Influence on the Economy Politics and the World
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    Women's Influence on the Economy, Politics, and the World

    Women leaders in politics, business and education spoke about challenges facing women in the workforce. According to a National Journal online survey of 717 professional women, three-fourths of…

    263 views
  • House Republican Budget Proposal
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    House Republican Budget Proposal

    Nancy Cook spoke by phone about House Republican fiscal year 2013 budget proposal.

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  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on President Obama’s budget request for fiscal year 2013. Throughout the program Nancy Cook talked about what is included in the budget.

    101 views
  • Impact of Economy on Ethnic Minorities
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    Impact of Economy on Ethnic Minorities

    Nancy Cook talked about her National Journal article, “The New Working Class,” which examines the effects of the current economic climate on racial and ethnic groups as well as for the country…

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