James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University.
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Left to Right: Richard Wagoner Jr., chairman and CEO of General Motors, Robert Nardelli, CEO of Chrysler, Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford, and Ron Gettelfinger, president of the United Auto Workers, testify at a hearing on the U.S. auto industry on Capitol Hill -- December 5, 2008
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(left to right) General Motors CEO Richard Wagoner, Chrysler CEO Robert Nardelli, Ford CEO Alan Mulally listen as UAW President Ron Gettelfinger testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Nov. 19, 2008.
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