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  • 50th Anniversary of Polio Vaccine
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    50th Anniversary of Polio Vaccine

    Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post, and Anna Roosevelt, granddaughter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, talked about the 50th anniversary of the Salk polio…

  • Nuclear Terrorism Issues
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    Nuclear Terrorism Issues

    Former Senator Sam Nunn, co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, talked about national security and nuclear terrorism issues. He was a former Democratic senator from Georgia and Armed…

  • Healthy America
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    Healthy America

    Governor Huckabee, who was introduced by Mr. Dunham, spoke at a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon titled “Healthy America: Wellness Where We Work, Live, and Learn.” He talked about how…

  • Future of the Catholic Church
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    Future of the Catholic Church

    Cardinal McCarrick talked about the election of Pope Benedict XVI and its meaning for the direction of the Catholic Church in the U.S. and around the world. He also talked about the future…

  • Confidential Sources
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    Confidential Sources

    A panel of correspondents talked about the state of journalism and the use of confidential sources by reporters. Former New York Times correspondent Judy Miller, who recently spent 85 days…

  • Tsunami Recovery
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    Tsunami Recovery

    Ms. Nemcova, a supermodel vacationing in Asia during the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, talked about the impact of the tragedy and her work on behalf of relief efforts. She also spoke about her…

  • World Bank Priorities
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    World Bank Priorities

    Paul Wolfowitz spoke about priorities of the World Bank. Among the topics he discussed were international trade, development agenda, Africa, good governance, and the role of women.…

  • Energy Issues
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    Energy Issues

    Governor Rendell delivered a speech titled “An American Energy Harvest Plan: Jobs, Prosperity, Independence.” He spoke about his goal in Pennsylvania to invest in energy development within…

  • Lebanon and the Middle East
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    Lebanon and the Middle East

    General Aoun spoke about his experiences in Lebanese politics as a former military officer. He talked about his tenure as prime minister and his exile. He also discussed current tensions in the Middle…

  • The Future of the US Marine Corps
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    The Future of the U.S. Marine Corps

    General Hagee’s topic was, “The 21st Century Marine Corps: Creating Stability in an Unstable World.” He described U.S. Marine and Navy humanitarian relief efforts in Indonesia after the…

  • National Hockey League
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    National Hockey League

    Commissioner Bettman spoke at the National Press Club luncheon about the reinvention of the National Hockey League (NHL). He discussed the year-long lockout of players during the 2004-5…

  • CIA Leak Indictments
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    CIA Leak Indictments

    Former Ambassador Wilson spoke at the National Press Club about the investigation into the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) leaks to the press of the identity of a covert CIA operative, his wife…

  • Hurricane Relief and Rebuilding in New Orleans
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    Hurricane Relief and Rebuilding in New Orleans

    Wynton Marsalis, music director at New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, spoke at a National Press Luncheon titled “Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief and Rebuilding in New Orleans.” He said that less should be focused…

  • Opinion and Bias in the News
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    Opinion and Bias in the News

    Newseum hosted a full-day symposium titled “Examining Opinion and Bias in the News: The Grant Howell Legacy Symposium” that explored the perceptions and realities of bias in news coverage. The opening…

  • Financial Services Industry
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    Financial Services Industry

    Former Secretary of Commerce Evans talked about the state of the financial services industry, its impact on the daily lives of Americans, consumer protections, and the importance of capital…

  • Katrina A Teachable Moment
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    Katrina: A Teachable Moment

    Secretary Spellings talked about responses by the Department of Education and schools to the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Among the topics she addressed were maintaining the quality of…

  • Right Choices for International Trade
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    Right Choices for International Trade

    EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson spoke about the political and economic case for the Doha Round. He called for urgent action action and talked about critical aspects of future…

  • Supreme Court Nominations and Confirmations
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    Supreme Court Nominations and Confirmations

    Robert Bork spoke about the United States Supreme Court and the confirmation process. He said the court has made itself the most important and powerful branch of government in determining how the…

  • Medicaid and Federal Spending Programs
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    Medicaid and Federal Spending Programs

    Mr. Gingrich talked about the future of the Medicaid system and federal spending levels, health care reform, the role of the federal government in protecting and providing for citizens, and…

  • Protecting Cities
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    Protecting Cities

    Mayor O’Malley talked about the challenges and opportunities faced by the U.S. in protecting the cities from future terrorist attacks. Among the issues he addressed were the role of state…

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