National Press Club

  • Savings and Loan Bailout
    Savings and Loan Bailout

    August 8, 1990

    Secretary of the Treasury, Nicholas Brady, spoke on the eve of the first anniversary of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989, commonly called the "Savings and Loan Bailout." This act is the most costly economic recovery act ever undertaken by the government. Secretary Brady reported on…

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  • Future of Cable Television
    Future of Cable Television

    July 27, 1990

    Mr. Sikes discussed the debate over cable television and the syndication rule. The previous day the Federal Communication Commission had forwarded a report to Congress that outlined their findings in hearings held thoughout the United States.

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  • White Collar Crime
    White Collar Crime

    July 25, 1990

    Attorney General Dick Thornburgh discussed financial institution fraud and the Department of Justice investigations into savings and loan wrong doing. He discussed the steps the Department of Justice was taking to curb white collar crime. Recently, President Bush asked for stiff penalties for those criminally involved in the savings and…

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  • Latvian Prime Minister Address
    Latvian Prime Minister Address

    July 23, 1990

    Prime Minister of Latvia, Ivars Godmanis, is the former Vice President of the Popular Front of Latvia. He was one of the main political strategists behind the popular front's succession to power in May 1990, when the Soviet Socialist Republic of Latvia was restored to its status as the sovereign…

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  • What Is Wrong with Government?
    What Is Wrong with Government?

    July 12, 1990

    The senator discussed the status of negotiations on the budget and how work on the federal budget could be improved and made more efficient. Mr. Hollings is one of the original authors of the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings deficit reduction law.

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  • Cabinet Address
    Cabinet Address

    June 28, 1990

    Secretary Lujan's speech comes two days after a presidential announcement of a curtailment of offshore drilling for oil in California and Florida for two years to establish marine sanctuaries. The Interior Department also had just listed the spotted owl as an endangered species, a decision with serious implications for the…

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  • American and Canadian Health Care
    American and Canadian Health Care

    June 27, 1990

    The forum met to debate the strengths and weaknesses of the United States and Canadian health care systems.

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  • Defense Policy
    Defense Policy

    June 22, 1990

    Mr. Powell spoke about arms control agreements with the Soviet Union and how political changes around the world are affecting U.S. and NATO military strategies. Mr. Powell's address followed the most recent summit between President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. He argued that the arms buildup of the early…

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  • Career Challenges in the Fine Arts
    Career Challenges in the Fine Arts

    June 21, 1990

    Ms. Carroll discussed the challenges of pursuing a career in the fine arts. She also discussed how difficult it is to play a character of the opposite sex. The comic actress is a veteran of "The Danny Thomas Show," "The Sid Caesar Hour," and the voice of the "squidwitch" in…

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  • U.S.-Thailand Relations
    U.S.-Thailand Relations

    June 15, 1990

    The prime minister discussed his country's desire to increase trade with the United States. He also discussed his wishes for the Cambodian peace process. He was in Washington, DC to meet with President Bush and congressional leaders. The United States is Thailand's second largest trading partner. Thailand also borders Cambodia…

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