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Warren Buffett: I'm Not a 'Card-Carrying' Democrat

Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 4:17 PM ET
Warren Buffett (L), CEO and chairman of investment company Berkshire Hathaway, and adviser to former US president Bill Clinton, Vernon Jordan, attend the 25th anniversary dinner of the Economic Club of Washington in Washington on June 5, 2012
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Warren Buffett (L), CEO and chairman of investment company Berkshire Hathaway, and adviser to former US president Bill Clinton, Vernon Jordan, attend the 25th anniversary dinner of the Economic Club of Washington in Washington on June 5, 2012

Warren Buffett made some headlines last night when he did a 43-minute Q&A session at the 25th anniversary dinner of the Economic Club of Washington.

They included "Buffett Says Odds of a US Recession 'Very Low'" and "EU Can't Be 'Half Slave and Half Free.'"

Those are the headlines, but the Berkshire Hathaway CEO's conversation with David Rubenstein, the club's president and co-CEO of the Carlyle Group, covered many other interesting topics.

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Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is the featured guest speaker at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Economic Club of Washington.

Hear about Buffett's childhood in Washington, his early career, his internet bridge addiction and friendship with Bill Gates, and his continued support for President Obama's proposed "Buffett Rule."

Plus, while he agrees he's generally liberal in his politics, he said he's not a "card-carrying Democrat."

If you missed our CNBC.com live stream of the event last night, here's your chance to catch up and find out why.

Keep up with Warren Buffett on CNBC.com and follow alexcrippen on Twitter.

Email comments to buffettwatch@cnbc.com

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