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    After Words with April Ryan

    April Ryan talked about her book The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America, in which she recounts her over twenty-five year career in…

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    Q&A with Ann Compton

    Ann Compton talked about her 41-year career covering the White House. She talked about covering presidents from Gerald Ford to Barack Obama and shared her personal experiences with these…

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    White House Communications

    Two former White House spokepersons talked about communications strategy and relationship with the press corps. They discussed transparency, the impact of social media on communications, and the…

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    2014 Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner

    At its annual dinner the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association presented awards to journalists for their contributions to the news industry. Olly Lambert accepted the David Bloom…

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    Evolution of the White House Correspondents Association

    Journalists and historians talked about the evolution of the White House Correspondents' Association, which marked its centennial in 2014. The organization was founded in 1914 after…

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    70th Annual Congressional Dinner

    Congressional leaders gathered at the 70th annual Washington Press Club Foundation dinner for a nonpartisan evening. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) were among the…

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    2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner

    At the annual dinner, White House Correspondents' Association president Mark Smith served as master of ceremonies. Ken Walsh presented youth scholarships, and Ann Compton presented awards to colleagues for their…

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    Washington Classroom with Ann Compton

    Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. Ann…

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    Shooting from the Lip: Book Party

    A book party was held at the Jefferson Hotel for the publication of Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson, written by Donald Hardy. Senator Simpson was shown mingling with the guests.…

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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    Vice President George Bush and Governor Michael Dukakis met in the second of the two debates in the 1988 campaign. It was best-remembered for the first question, about the death penalty,…

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    Presidential Candidates Debate

    The two major party candidates and Ross Perot participated in the first presidential debate. The debate was moderated by Jim Lehrer and questions were asked by three journalists. The three candidates, standing at separate podia, responded to the questions and rebutted…

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    State of U.S. National Security

    Former 9/11 Commission Co-Chairs Tom Kean and Congressman Lee Hamilton, and other members of the commission, said the U.S. had failed to make progress on nine of 41 counter-terrorism…

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    Congressional Response to September 11, 2001

    Four former members of Congress and one former member of the Bush administration discussed the relationship between Congress and the executive branch through the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks…

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    White House Briefing

    Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing. He stated that the Obama administration has toured areas affected by Hurricane Irene and has awarded emergency response grants to Texas to battle…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg spoke to reporters about new cigarette package warning labels. Jay Carney gave the…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Robert Gibbs answered spoke to reporters and answered questions on a number of issues including the ruling by a federal judge that portions of the health care reform act was…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Robert Gibbs briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of topics. He said the era of the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy is coming to an end, but he refused to say how the Pentagon…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Robert Gibbs briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues including the departure of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and and the proposed length of interim…

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    The Bush Administration and September 11

    Former Defense Department Undersecretary Douglas Feith and former Bush administration officials Andrew Card, Michael Chertoff, and Ari Fleischer recounted their experiences in the events surrounding September 11,…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Robert Gibbs briefed reporters on a number of topics including BP’s responsibility for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, administration of records at Arlington NAtional Cemetery, and the…

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