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    National Memorial Day Observance

    President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns to commemorate Memorial Day. Then, he and Defense Secretary Carter spoke at a remembrance ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony included prayers, honoring the colors, and music by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band and the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” The president’s arrival was announced by a 21-gun salute.

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    Legacy of the Vietnam War

    Marvin and Deborah Kalb, co-authors of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama, talked about the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War and the conflict’s impact on politics, policy, and the role of Congress and the presidency. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including a telephone line reserved for Vietnam veterans. A video clip was shown of a May 26, 1975, “NBC News Special Report” documenting the April 30, 1975, capture of Saigon,

    Live scenes of Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day were shown in the background.

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    Washington Journal Program 4/25/3015

    Live daily at 7 a.m. ET, “Washington Journal” is a forum for leading journalists and public policy makers to discuss key events and legislation.

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    Veterans' Issues

    Bill Rausch talked about issues affecting veterans, including employment and mental health, as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs under the leadership of Secretary Robert McDonald. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including a telephone line reserved for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. A video clip of House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) speaking May 20, 2015, was shown.

    Live scenes of Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day were shown in the background.

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    President Obama Remarks at Adas Israel

    President Obama delivered remarks to the Adas Israel Congregation in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month. The president spoke about the security of Israel, saying “our commitment to Israel’s security, and my commitment to Israel’s security, is and always will be unshakeable.” He also reiterated his support for a two-state solution, saying "just as Israelis built a state in their homeland, Palestinians have a right to be a free people on their land as well.

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    Book Discussion on Who Built That

    Michelle Malkin talked about her book, Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs, as well as the 2016 presidential election and the divide between conservatives and liberals in the U.S.

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    Hillary Clinton Roundtable in New Hampshire

    Hillary Clinton held a roundtable discussion with members of the local small business community at Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton, New Hampshire. She focused on ideas to expand small businesses in New Hampshire, including cutting red tape for small businesses and entrepreneurs, expanding access to capital, tax relief and tax simplification for small businesses, and expanding access to new markets. She then took questions from reporters on topics including the release of e-mails from her time as Secretary of State.

    This program ends abruptly.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session ahead of the Memorial Day recess.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

    The Senate voted 62-37 to approve a trade promotion authority bill. A currency manipulation amendment to the trade promotion authority bill by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) was defeated on a 48-51 vote.

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    Gyrocopter Landing and Campaign Finance Reform

    Doug Hughes talked about his decision to land his gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn in an effort to draw attention to the issue of campaign finance reform, as well as his recent opinion piece on the topic. Mr. Hughes spoke via video link from a residence in the Capitol Hill district.