National Press Club

  • 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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  • State of the U.S. Economy
    State of the U.S. Economy

    June 14, 1990

    Mr. Rohatyn assessed the health of the international and national economies. He also discussed the imminent budget summits and negotiations. Mr. Rohatyn was one of the main architects of New York City's massive financial bailout in the mid-1970s. He is an expert on corporate mergers and acquisitions.

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  • Status of Budget Talks
    Status of Budget Talks

    June 13, 1990

    Senator Gramm discussed the summit budget talks between Congress and the administration as well as the budget crisis facing the United States. He is the author of two controversial bills. The Gramm-Latta bill was enacted during the Reagan administration to make draconian spending cuts. The Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act involved automatic budget…

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  • Changes in East Germany
    Changes in East Germany

    June 12, 1990

    The prime minister's remarks concerned the unification of Germany and what alliance a united Germany would belong to: NATO or the Warsaw Pact. The prime minster's visit was the first and probably the last visit to the White House by an East German prime minister. The Germans were scheduled to…

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