Photos From WIF, Part 2 Images from the 5th annual conference at the Newseum. Paul Rosenfeld Nov 14 2013, 3:58 PM ET Share on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Comments Nancy Pelosi kicks off the Thursday program with The Atlantic's editor-in-chief James Bennet. Pelosi talked about the need for the White House to fix Obamacare in their conversation at the Annenberg Theater at the Newseum in Washington. Senator John McCain talked about the state of the Republican Party and challenges in the Middle East. Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic, thanks McCain at the end of their session. Senator Ted Cruz told Fox's Chris Wallace he had no regrets about forcing the government shutdown. Gwen Ifill of PBS's "NewsHour" and "Washington Week" talked about climate change with Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Delaware Governor Jack Markell. Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, handicapped the 2016 race. Molly Ball of The Atlantic host a political panel featuring Sam Stein of the Huffington Post, Maryland Representative Jack Delaney, former RNC Chair Michael Steele, and republican pollster Frank Luntz. Alan Greenspan predicted easy passage for Janet Yellen to his former post running the Federal Reserve. New York Senator Charles Schumer said he'd bet "quite a bit of money" on immigration reform passing. Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk tells The Atlantic's Derek Thompson about the sharing economy. Former New York Times reporter David Rohde, now a Reuters columnist, tells Atlantic Media chairman David Bradley about how he was abducted by the Taliban in Afghanistan. National Journal's Ron Brownstein talks politics with Karl Rove and Stanley Greenberg. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar talks with Maine Senator Susan Collins and ABC's Jonathan Karl. New York Times columnist David Brooks talked about reconciling professional and spiritual lives. MSNBC's Alex Wagner interviews senators Joe Manchin, West Virginia, and John Hoeven, North Dakota. Heather Bresch, CEO of drug company Mylan, talked about America's perplexing health care system. Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large at The Atlantic, co-hosted the Washington Ideas Forum. Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health, lamented the impact of budget cuts on research. Ezekiel Emanuel, former White House health policy advisor, blamed rollout glitches on bad leadership. Andrew McAfee, research scientist at MIT, described the impacts of globalization and automation.