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    Q&A with Jenny Beth Martin

    Jenny Beth Martin talked about her book, Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution, on her role in founding the tea party movement and the grassroots level work it was accomplishing around the country. She discussed the idea behind founding the organization, its immediate impact, the issues the movement stands for, and and challenges from other wings of the Republican Party. She also talked about her personal life, including having to file for bankruptcy as she became involved with the tea party movement.

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    U.S. Strategy Against Terrorists

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified at a Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating the Islamic State* militant group. He had just returned from a trip abroad to build a coalition against ISIL. He said that no country had been asked to put “boots on the ground.” Then in the second panel, former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford testified in support of the administration’s plan to aid and arm the moderate Syrian opposition.

    *The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Q&A with Rick Perlstein

    Rick Perlstein talked about his book, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, the third in a series by Mr. Perlstein tracing the evolution of the conservative movement in American politics. He talked about the early career of Ronald Reagan, his entrance into politics after his film career began to falter, his change from the Democratic to the Republican Party, his support of Barry Goldwater, and his rise to the presidency. Mr. Perlstein also talked about the methodology and research associated with the book, and the criticism by some historians surrounding its publication.

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    Islamic State Senatorial Briefing Stakeout

    Senators spoke with reporters and responded to questions following a closed-door briefing on President Obama’s plan to deal with the threat of ISIL* militants to U.S. interests at home and abroad.

    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an extremist Sunni militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Q&A with David Fahrenthold

    David Fahrenthold talked about his article for the Washington Post on Medicare fraud involving power wheelchairs, as well as other investigative reports he’s worked on involving federal government waste.

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    Q&A with Judge Robert Katzmann

    Judge Robert Katzmann talked about his book, Judging Statutes, which explores his views on federal judges' interpretations of the the laws passed by Congress. His belief in deciphering the intent of a law is in contrast to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and other “textualists” who argue that laws passed by Congress are not open to interpretation by judges, as the text of a law should be strictly followed. Judge Katzmann also talked about his career, his mentor Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and his views on televising federal court proceedings. His court allows televised coverage of its cases.

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    Senator Feinstein on Terrorist Threat

    Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) appeared on “Meet the Press” by remote video link from San Francisco. She was interviewed by Chris Jansing about the the threat poised by ISIS* and talked about how President Obama had been dealing with the threat.

    This is a brief portion of the interview.

    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an extremist Sunni militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Q&A with Representative Charlie Rangel

    Representatives Charles Rangel (D-NY) talked about his more than 40 years in the House, as well as his life before entering public office. Mr. Rangel had recently won the Democratic party primary in his New York City district, but decided that if he were to win re-election in November 2014, it would be his last term in Congress.

    Representative Rangel was elected to the House in 1970, unseating Representative Adam Clayton Powell (D-NY).

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    Q&A with Pat Buchanan

    Pat Buchanan talked about his book, The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority, in which he argues that President Nixon overcame political defeats in the 1960 presidential race and the 1962 California gubernatorial election by bringing together the liberal and conservative wings of the Republican Party. Mr. Buchanan offered firsthand accounts of those years and talked about his personal interactions with President Nixon. Mr. Buchanan served as a staff member to Richard Nixon before he was elected to the White House and then as a senior adviser to President Nixon. 

    Pat Buchanan is the author of 11 books. He ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 1992 and 1996, and was the Reform Party’s presidential candidate in 2000.

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    Q&A with Edmund Morris

    Edmund Morris talked about his book, This Living Hand: And Other Essays, his forthcoming book on Thomas Edison and his career as a biographer of presidents and other notable historical figures. He also spoke about his experiences at White House get togethers with historians and presidents, his influences, and his approach to writing and choosing his subjects.

    Mr. Morris was born and educated in South Africa. In addition to This Living Hand, he has written books on Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and Beethoven. He is the husband of writer Sylvia Jukes Morris.