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Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2015-2019)

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Paul Ryan served ten terms in the U.S. House of Representative and as Speaker of the House from 2015 to 2019. Known for his meteoric rise in politics and often praised for his seriousness and honesty, Ryan is a committed conservative and public servant who has spent his life advocating for real solutions that expand opportunity for Americans. Before serving as Speaker of the House, he was Chair of the House Budget Committee, Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, and a U.S. Vice Presidential candidate. He is exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau.

Actor, Director, Producer, Writer & Social Activist

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“As Long As You’re Asking – A Conversation with Jason Alexander” is an evening of comedy, music, and conversation with the award-winning star of stage and screen in which the audience determines what they want to know the most. Alexander will present a variety of topics for the audience to pick and choose, culminating in behind the scenes stories of his life, career, and social activism. Or ask about anything you’ve always wanted to know and see if he can answer. Alexander has starred on Broadway, in hit films like Pretty Woman and Shallow Hal and, of course, Seinfeld. He is an actor, director, producer, writer, children’s book author, award-winning magician, semi-pro poker player and social/political activist. It’s all on the table and the conversation is completely in your control, making for a once in a lifetime event.

Comedian and Actor

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Dana Carvey is an American actor and stand-up comedian best known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. He is also known for playing the role of Garth Algar in the Wayne's World movies. A sidesplitting addition to any audience, Carvey is one of America's most notable comedians.
A unique sense of humor and profound dry wit separates Kevin Nealon from other performers. A likable comedian, he got his start as a department store Santa Claus. Now the longest-running cast member of Saturday Night Live, Nealon's familiar face appears in movies such as Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer.

White House Correspondent, CNN

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An award-winning journalist and expert in presidential politics, John Harwood is a CNN White House correspondent. Previously, he served as CNBC's chief Washington correspondent for 13 years, and has offered political analysis for The New York Times, NBC, MSNBC, NPR, and PBS. Harwood has his finger on the pulse of the latest in the White House and on Capitol Hill, offering an insightful and nonpartisan look at today’s political landscape. Having covered each of the last ten presidential elections, he breaks down the Washington political scene as a whole, drawing on decades of journalistic experience to provide hard-hitting analysis of the current state of Beltway politics and how factors such as elections, current events, and congressional culture will impact the current presidential administration as well as the American public.

Journalist & Sr. CNN Political Analyst

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Part journalist, part historian, and all shrewd political observer, Ronald (Ron) Brownstein explains the complexities of American politics with lucid precision. As a CNN Senior Political Analyst, Senior Editor for the Atlantic, and Contributing Editor for National Journal, he produces sharp analysis on politics, policy, the electorate, media, healthcare, energy, the press' impact on Americans, and the range of issues informed by his strong sense of American political and national history. Brownstein provides an insider’s look into politics and the media and has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of six best-selling books, and his articles on politics, public policy, and culture have appeared in myriad of major publications and on many broadcast news outlets.

Political Strategist, Former Deputy Campaign Manager for Obama 2012, & Former Deputy Senior Advisor to President Obama

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Stephanie Cutter is one of the most-trusted voices of the Democratic Party. At the center of every major policy and political debate of the last 20 years, she offers an enlightening look at the current state of politics told through insider stories with today’s top lawmakers. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail and from the West Wing to the C-Suite, Stephanie is one of the foremost experts at weaving together political strategies to create a narrative that resonates with voters. She was named one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Washington,” by GC magazine.

House Editor of The Cook Political Report

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David Wasserman is the US House editor and senior election analyst for the independent, non-partisan publication, the Cook Political Report. A prominent election analyst respected and trusted by Republicans and Democrats as accurate and impartial, David's expert commentary regularly appears on TV outlets and in major publications. Called “whip smart” and “scrupulously nonpartisan” by The Los Angeles Times, he analyzes the current political environment, looking at both national and local politics, what the future holds for both political parties, the three critical trends that affect voting, and the 12 clusters of voters that affect voting. Incorporating up-to-date examples from the past week of news and fascinating political facts, Wasserman’s presentations are lively, entertaining, and interesting, and he uses relevant analogies that are as smart as they are memorable.

Actor, Comedian, and Cast Member of Saturday Night Live

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A master impersonator, Darrell Hammond's uncanny renditions of Bill Clinton, Geraldo Rivera, Chris Matthews, Sean Connery, and others leave audiences roaring with laughter. His dead-on depictions of some of America's most famous faces are smart, poignant, and, of course, hilarious.

Fiscal Policy Expert and Former White House Economist

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Doug Holtz-Eakin has a distinguished record as an academic, policy adviser, and strategist. Currently he is the President of the American Action Forum. Since 2001, he has served in a variety of important policy positions including as Chief Economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He also served as the 6th Director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office and offers audiences a complete, 360-degree view of the economy.

Emmy & Peabody Award Winner

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Former Wall Street lawyer, investment banker and now rising star on the comedy scene, Mecurio combines his quick wit and intelligence with his innovative improv abilities to create a hilarious and unique comedy experience.
American comedy winner, Kathleen Madigan has the ability to talk about serious topics and draw occasionally insane conclusions drawing sell-out crowds at comedy clubs from coast to coast. In her 22 year career, Kathleen Madigan has never been hotter.