Conference speakers (Left to right) Mike Allen, Politico; Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R); Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.)
Plans are moving ahead fast for NACo’s 2014 Legislative Conference. Registration is set to open Dec. 3 and the speakers’ line-up is taking shape. The honorary co-chairs of No Labels — a growing citizens’ movement of Democrats, Republicans and Independents — and the writer of a must-follow Washington-based Twitter feed will headline the Opening Session March 4, 2014.
Honorary No Labels co-chairs, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), will engage in a dialogue during the Opening Session that delves into breaking down the structural problems that push the nation’s leaders apart and how the existence of common goals can drive across-the-aisle solutions.
No Labels, dedicated to promoting a new politics of problem solving, has already established a group of more than 85 members of Congress focused on seeking common ground and fixing the nation’s problems.
This new attitude is what No Labels is all about.
Also speaking at the Opening Session will be Mike Allen, chief White House correspondent for Politico. TIME magazine named Allen’s Twitter feed as one of the top 140 feeds shaping the day’s debate, calling him “the Virgil of the beltway, leading the rest of us hapless Dantes through the inferno of America’s political universe.”
Vanity Fair named Allen to its 2011 (#39) and 2012 (#19) Top 50 New Establishment and Powers That Be list. He is also the creator of the daily newsletter, Morning Money, which gives readers the political intelligence on the intersection of Washington and Wall Street.
Prior to joining Politico, he worked at TIME magazine where he was their White House correspondent and spent six years at The Washington Post where he covered President Bush’s first term, Capitol Hill, campaign finance and the Bush, Gore and Bradley campaigns of 2000. Before turning to national politics, he covered schools and local governments in rural counties outside Fredericksburg, Va. for The Free Lance-Star.
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