National Press Club

  • Smarter Government for Florida and the Nation
    Smarter Government for Florida and the Nation

    February 1, 1991

    Newly-elected Governor Chiles discussed the major budget cuts recently made in his state, due to Florida's legislative requirement for a balanced budget. His major focus was on what the nation should be doing for children, and how to pay for such programs. Governor Chiles is chair of the national Committee…

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  • Persian Gulf War
    Persian Gulf War

    January 24, 1991

    Rep. Hamilton discussed long-term foreign policy goals for the Middle East in the context of the war with Iraq. Issues he considered included America's expanding war objectives, the need for post-war security arrangements, the possibility of a Middle East peace conference, and the plight of Palestinians in the West Bank.…

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  • Israeli Ambassador Address
    Israeli Ambassador Address

    January 24, 1991

    Israel Ambassador to the U.S. Shoval discussed the developments in the Middle East and considered the options available to Israel, given the possibility of future Iraqi use of chemical warfare or continued missile attacks.

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  • Transportation Issues
    Transportation Issues

    January 23, 1991

    Department of Transportation Secretary Skinner discussed the effect of rising fuel costs, resulting from the Persian Gulf conflict, on the transportation industry, and he highlighted past and future issues pertaining to the deregulation of the airline industry.

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  • Desert Storm
    Desert Storm

    January 17, 1991

    Sen. Lugar discussed overnight developments in the Persian Gulf, reflected back on events of the Reagan and Bush presidencies, and responded to questions concerning his vision of post-war foreign relations between the U.S., Iraq, and Kuwait.

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  • The Brave New World of Public Policy
    The Brave New World of Public Policy

    January 13, 1991

    Richard D. Lamm, Director of the University of Denver's Center for Public Policy and Contemporary Issues, spoke on "The Brave New World of Public Policy." He sees the economy of the 1990's as being one that cannot support the dreams of the 1960's. Mr. Lamm's basic premise is that too…

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  • The Role of the International Monetary Fund
    The Role of the International Monetary Fund

    January 10, 1991

    Mr. Camdessus, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), examined the IMF's role in the economic transition of Eastern Europe and the rapid change in the overall global economy. Founded in 1945, the purpose of the IMF is to help reduce the negative economic effects of crises and conflicts,…

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  • Gubernatorial Address
    Gubernatorial Address

    December 17, 1990

    Governor Cuomo spoke on the structural flaws in the American economy which have led to the national recession, with all of its associated maladies, including a devastated educational system, a deteriorating infrastructure, overcrowded prisons, rampant drug addiction, and overwhelming environmental pollution. He blamed eight years of regressive tax policy and…

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  • GATT Talks
    GATT Talks

    December 14, 1990

    The National Press Club Professional Affairs Committee discussed why the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs talks fell apart the previous week in Brussels.

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  • View of the Bush Administration
    View of the Bush Administration

    December 11, 1990

    Mr. Sununu criticized Democrats for using the Persian Gulf crisis as an excuse to raise taxes. Senate and House budget committees are chaired by Democrats who have said that an income surtax is possible if the U.S. enters a war with Iraq. Regarding President Bush's change of mind on raising…

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