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CNN Commentator Jeff Lord to Speak at 2017 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) – Jeff Lord, CNN commentator and columnist for the American Spectator will speak at the 2017 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. The conference will be held March 31 and April 1, 2017 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.   A former Associate Political Director in the Reagan White House, Jeff is author of the book What American Needs: The Case for Trump.

Columnist and social media commentator Ben Shapiro will be the featured speaker at the conference dinner on Friday, March 31stPeter Schweizer, author and President of the Government Accountability Institute will be a featured speaker.  Additional speakers and topics for this year’s panel presentations and workshops will be announced over the coming weeks.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

Registration for the conference is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org.

Jeffrey Lord is a former Associate Political Director in the Reagan White House, as well as an aide to Secretary Jack Kemp at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Lord began his political career as a staff member to Senate Republican Leaders Richard C. Frame and Henry G. Hager. After an unsuccessful run for the state legislature in 1976, Lord went to Washington where he served as the press secretary, legislative director and House Budget Committee staff member for Pennsylvania US Congressman Bud Shuster, followed by two years as executive assistant to US Senator John Heinz (R-PA) and chief of staff to national Reagan-Bush campaign co-chair Drew Lewis, Reagan’s Secretary of Transportation.

Now a columnist and contributing editor at The American Spectator, Lord is also a columnist at Conservative Review and NewsBusters. A CNN commentator, he is the author of What America Needs: The Case for Trump and The Borking Rebellion, the story of a U.S. Senate judicial confirmation battle.  Borking was favorably reviewed in The Wall Street Journal. His writing work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Times, The Los Angeles Times, National Review Online, and The Weekly Standard. He has appeared on some 100 radio talk shows across America, including Sean Hannity and Mark Levin. His work has been cited on-air by radio host Rush Limbaugh. He lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

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Peter Schweizer to Speak at 2017 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) – Peter Schweizer, President of the Government Accountability Institute and the author of four New York Times bestselling books including Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets, will speak to the 2017 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. The conference will be held March 31 and April 1, 2017 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA. 

Columnist and social media commentator Ben Shapiro will be the featured speaker at the conference dinner on Friday, March 31st.  Additional speakers and topics for this year’s panel presentations and workshops will be announced over the coming weeks.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

Registration for the conference is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org.

Peter Schweizer is the President of http://www.g-a-i.org">Government Accountability Institute and the author of four New York Times bestselling books.

From 2008-9, Peter was a consultant to the Office of Presidential Speechwriting in the White House. He has also served as a member of the Terrorism Study Group at the U.S. government’s Sandia National Laboratory and is a former consultant to NBC News.

His books have been translated into eleven languages and include four New York Times or Washington Post bestsellers.

Peter’s recent book Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich (HarperCollins, 2015) featured original reporting that was the basis for independent investigations by the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC News and other mainstream news outlets. A documentary film based on Clinton Cash is slated for release in July 2016.

He is also the author of the book Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets (Houghton Mifflin, 2013). Both Extortion and his previous book, Throw Them All Out (Houghton Mifflin, 2011), were New York Times bestsellers and were featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes.

His other nonfiction books include Reagan’s War (Doubleday, 2002), which the Washington Post praised as “A fascinating, well-written, useful and important look at one of the three or four most important American political leaders of the 20th century. No serious assessment of the 40th president of the United States can ignore the central importance of anti-communism in his career; after Schweizer none will.” The Los Angeles Times called it “a rousing and compelling case that Reagan’s personal and political odyssey…was central to bringing down the ‘evil empire.” He is also the co-author of The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty (Doubleday, 2004), which the New York Times called “Fascinating…Provides illuminating insights into the internal dynamics of the Bush family dynasty.” The New York Post declared “If you want to know as fully as can be told the story of how the Bushes rose from Midwestern obscurity to equal the records of families like the Roosevelts, the Kennedys, and the Adamses—this is the book.”

Other nonfiction works include Architects of Ruin (Harper, 2009) Victory (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1994) , Do As I Say (Not As I Do) (Doubleday, 2005) and Makers and Takers (Doubleday, 2008).

His academic books include Landmark Speeches of the American Conservative Movement (Texas A&M University Press, 2006), The Reagan Presidency: Assessing the Man and His Legacy (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005), and The Fall Of The Wall: Reassessing the Causes and Consequences of the End of the Cold War (Hoover Institution Press, 2000). He was also a contributor to Living in the Eighties (Oxford University Press, 2008)

His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, National Review, Politico, New York Post, USA Today, and elsewhere. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs and is the Senior Editor-at-Large for Breitbart News.

Peter received his M.Phil. from Oxford University and his B.A. from George Washington University. He lives in Florida with his wife, Rhonda, and his children.

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