Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 7:40pm

Hello again children, it’s Bradley, and I’m coming to you live from Fairmont State University! That’s right you all, I’m back on campus and back on the blogging highways. I don’t have anything left to tell about our successful trip to D.C., so I’m going to be talking about our great campus, the things I take part in, and maybe even a little thing or two about my own life. Keep your eyes peeled for political rhetoric, because I can’t seem to keep myself from talking about it, but I’ll pass on this post and give everyone out there a break.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:23pm

Hello again Children its Bradley coming to you live from outside the Capitol! Well here it is, the last journal entry for the seminar and my time in Washington DC! AS I write this I want to take a moment to reflect on my time in Washington, I had a great firsthand experience. I loved the city, I loved being in the city, and I can’t wait to go back, this has truly been one of the best experiences, academically, in my life. The Washington Center’s program was insightful and the information they gave us during the short amount of time was something you can’t just get on your own.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 5:14pm

Hello children, it's Bradley and I'm coming to you live from the Capitol. Today is Friday January 18th and is the last day of lectures during the seminar. I would like to first express my relief in the fact that I will no longer have to wake up before 7 am to listen to lectures for the rest of the semester, since none of my classes on campus are scheduled before 1 pm. Today was bitter sweet, you are tired of waking up and going to lectures but we have also been hearing from good speakers and covering good material.

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Friday, January 18, 2013 - 9:35pm

Hello, children its Bradley coming to you live from the Capitol! In case any one was wondering why I begin every blog entry with the same statement and end it in the same fashion each time. The phrases come from the video game Fallout 3. The gam is sit in post nuclear castrophe Washington DC, and on the game there is a popular radio broadcast by the radio host Three Dog.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:38pm

Welcome back children, its Bradley coming to you live from the Capitol! It is Wednesday January 16th the fifth day of our stay in Washington. Today was the first day we got the privilege to experience Metro delays. We left at the normal time in hopes of being able to sit on the edge of the seats at the auditorium so there was a better chance of getting to ask a question, however upon arrival at the Metro station I realized that there was going to be a problem.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 6:40pm

Hello again Children! This is Bradley coming to you from the Capitol! It is Tuesday January 15th and is our fourth day of the seminar program. The morning session was included a brief lecture by Dr. Baker followed by two sets of guest speakers. The first of the guest speakers in included the Co-Chair Commissioners of the Presidential Debate Frank Farenkopft and Micheal McCurry.

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 7:56pm

Hello children, it's Bradley coming to you live from the Capitol! Monday January 14th was the second day of my time in Washington. Today began much like yesterday, we met at The Washington Center early in the morning and had a lecture and three speakers. The lecture was about the recently passed fiscal cliff deal, the debt ceiling issue that needs to be resolved and the sequestration that is set to take effect.

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Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 7:02pm

Hello, children! It's Bradley coming to you from the Capitol. Today is Sunday the 13th, and it is my second day in Washington. The first day was eventful, I drove the four hour trip. My girlfriend Courtenay and our friend Kathrine rode with me and we arrived around one o'clock on Saturday. I got all of my dress clothes hung up and came to the conclusion that I had no reason to fully unpack my bag. We had a meeting at 8 pm, then a group of us went out to eat at a South African / Portuguese restaurant. We came back to the Solaire where we are staying and I was so beat that I went to bed.

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Friday, January 11, 2013 - 6:28pm

It is January eleventh and the night before the trip to Washington D.C... I take a look around my apartment and as it stands, it is a mess. The chairs surrounding my dinning room table are covered in ties and clothes in preparation for an ironing session. Empty plastic bags lay strewn around the floor, with them the empty cardboard boxes of items purchased. Suitcase bags lay open with the items needing to be in them laying around them instead.

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My name is Bradley Reed, I'm a senior majoring in political science and minoring in national security and intelligence. I'm also a contributing author for The Nolton. I'm from Berkeley Springs, West Virginia but my current hometown is Teays Valley, West Virginia.