81Nov 16, 2000
White House Transition: Staff Viewpoint
As part of a symposium marking the 200th anniversary of the White House, current and former White House officials spoke about the daily workings of the White House. Among the topics they ...
38Jun 15, 2000
White House Organization and Reorganization
Former White House chiefs of staff spoke about the duties and responsibilities of the office during periods of transition in the middle of a president’s term. Among the issues they ...
12Apr 11, 2000
New Pandas for the National Zoo
Secretary Small and other officials announced that China had agreed to loan two giant pandas to the National Zoo for a ten year period in return for an annual gift of $1 million to a Chinese ...
86Dec 15, 1999
Olympic Site Selection Process
Witnesses testified about reforms undertaken by the International Olympic Committee to prevent corruption and ensure that cities bidding for the Olympic Games are given a fair chance. The ...
58Oct 21, 1999
Transferring the Panama Canal
Participants discussed the history and importance of the Panama Canal, the 1979 treaties transferring control of the canal and establishing the permanent neutrality of the canal, and the future of ...
11Apr 21, 1999
Anniversary of Congressional Budget Act
In a tribute to Senator Domemici, participants discussed passage of the Congressional Budget Act and the efforts over the years to balance the budget. Those who could not attend sent greetings ...
21Feb 24, 1999
Reauthorization of Independent Counsel Act
Panelists testified that the independent counsel statute should be allowed to expire. Mr. Baker said that the independent counsel was, in essence, a fourth branch of ...
56Feb 4, 1999
Prosperity, Peace, and Freedom
Participants reflected on the Reagan Administration and his views on foreign policy. They focused on the increased strength of American defenses and the fight against Communism. They also ...
330Feb 4, 1999
Reflections on Ronald Reagan
In honor of President Reagan’s 88th birthday, Mr. Buckley reflected
on his friendship with the President. He also focused on the
accomplishments of the Reagan ...
11Feb 1, 1999
Participants discussed how the government handles the issues of Medicare and Medicaid. They focused on how Medicare is a sensitive political issue and it is very difficult to reduce spending ...
36Dec 7, 1998
The Separation of Powers
Mr. Bell and Mr. Howard discussed a report released about the Independent Counsel laws, executive privilege, executive orders, and the inspector generals. After their prepared remarks ...
3Sep 27, 1998
House Judiciary members answered reporters' questions on the presidential investigation. Rep. Meehan stated that the president should be punished, but the situation does not warrant ...
43Jul 14, 1998
Senate Leader Lecture
51Apr 30, 1998
Internal Revenue Service Oversight, Day 3
Committee members heard testimony from Internal Revenue Service auditors during the third day of hearings on IRS reform and oversight. The auditors testified about the phenomenon of large ...
22Nov 17, 1997
Trust and Participation in Democracy
Panelists discussed citizens' connection to their communities. Ms. Stahl moderated the panel which focused on participation in local and national politics. The panelists talked about ...
231Jun 11, 1997
Watergate: 25 Years Later
Panelists reflected on the Watergate scandal that culminated in the resignation of President Richard Nixon. This was part of a symposium that marked the 25th anniversary of the Watergate ...
118Jul 18, 1996
Tribute to Senator Hatfield
At a ceremony held in retiring Senator Hatfield’s honor, friends and colleagues, including President Clinton, spoke about his career and shared memorable moments. The “Singing ...
15Jun 4, 1996
Senator Dole Last Caucus Lunch
Senator Dole was photographed at his last Republican caucus lunch with former President Ford and former Senator Baker.
29Apr 17, 1996
Politics, Leadership and Values: Panel 1
The Center hosted this discussion on the role of politics, leadership and values in world affairs. Speaker Gingrich spoke about what he called a new “age of terrorism,” in which ...
24Apr 17, 1996
Politics, Leadership and Values: Panel 2
Participants discussed the role of politics, leadership and values in U.S. foreign policy. They examined various issues, such as the influence of the end of the Cold War, the proper U.S. ...
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