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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Elizabeth Edwards to Moderate First 100 Hundred Days Forum

BW Readers--and especially those in the DC area, Elizabeth is coming to your town!

She will be moderating a panel at a Center for American Progress Action Fund luncheon:

The First Hundred Days

June 27, 2008, 12:00pm 1:30pm

A light lunch will be served.

Moderated by:
Elizabeth Edwards, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund; author, Saving Graces

Featured Authors:
Jonathan Alter, author, The Defining Moment; senior editor, Newsweek
Michael Waldman, author, Return to Common Sense; Executive Director, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University

This election year the United States is in a major transition, possibly one of the most important in the country's history. At the same time, this month marks the 75th anniversary of FDR's famously successful first hundred days in office. Is the success of that administration's first hundred days a good example for the next president to use to set balanced expectations and build on the momentum from the election? Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a discussion, moderated by Elizabeth Edwards, on how the next president can best model FDR's achievements to guide the nation through this critical period.

I'll be writing C-SPAN to see if they will record it or broadcast it live.

Update: EE spoke at a Biotech conference in San Diego on Thursday. Here's the video link:

You have to watch Ah-nold first, then Elizabeth is next. She looks great!

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Friday, June 20, 2008

John Edwards Will Speak to NLC Graduates (Updated)

Good news BW readers!

JRE is the commencement speaker for the National Labor College on June 28th. From the AFL-CIO blog:

Every graduation is special, but this year’s commencement at the National Labor College (NLC) marks an important milestone. This is the school’s 10th annual commencement, and next weekend, the school will celebrate a decade of providing a college education for union members.

Some 67 graduates will receive bachelor’s degrees at the June 28 ceremonies on the NLC campus in Silver Spring, Md.

Former presidential candidate John Edwards will deliver the commencement address. Edwards, who grew up in a working class family, is a former U.S. senator and was the Democratic candidate for vice president in 2004. A strong supporter of workers’ rights and social justice, he now leads Half in Ten, an effort by several organizations to reduce poverty in the United States by 50 percent within 10 years.

He spoke on Wednesday to the Manufacturer's Association meeting on Wed, but haven't found any information on what he said there.

UPDATE: Thanks to my buddy Machka at Southern Hope, there is a video clip from the event:

So, JRE stays relevant, and does things to promote the middle class and to highlight the problems of poverty.

More buzz l8tr..

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Kids Day Interview David Cook

Found this over at, the most awesome site in getting the latest videos, pictures, news, etc about DC. (h/t gerekriss)

Kids are so refreshingly honest in an innocent way. He was great with them too. Very poised.

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