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    Newsmakers with Senator Richard Shelby

    Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), chair of the Senate Banking Committee, talked about the banking system since the implementation of financial regulatory reform. Senator Shelby said the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law July 21, 2010, had encouraged banks to grow larger and more concentrated, instead of reducing risk. He also discussed the fate of the Export-Import Bank and policies under Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Other topics included “sanctuary” cities and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He also said that there was to a higher level of tension in Congress than he had seen before. The number of senators running for president was one factor he thought contributed. He added that Senator Bob Dole managed the Senate well as leader. After the interview the reporters discussed his responses with the host.

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    Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Joseph Califano and Kent Germany participated in an American History TV roundtable on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The program featured White House recordings of President Lyndon Johnson.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “How is the housing market in your community?” The question came from Department of Commerce figures showing that homeownership was at a 48-year low.

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    Hacking and Cybersecurity

    Michael Riley talked about the rash of recent data breaches against Americans, China’s role in the cybersecurity hacking, and how the Chinese may be developing a database of the gathered information.

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    2016 Campaign

    Stefan Hankin and David Winston talked about the 2016 presidential contenders, presidential primaries, and the significance of early polling. Mr. Hankin is a Democratic pollster and strategist, Mr. Winston a Republican strategist.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “How is the housing market in your community?” The question came from Department of Commerce figures showing that homeownership was at a 48-year low.

    211 views
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    Washington Journal Program 8/2/2015

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

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    After Words with Michael Tanner

    Michael Tanner talked about his book, Going for Broke: Deficits, Debt, and the Entitlement Crisis, in which he examines the growing national debt. In his book, Mr. Tanner argues that the only real solutions to the U.S are sweeping ones that focus on restructuring Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare. He was interviewed by Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Budget.

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    Book Discussion on The Next Africa

    Aubrey Hruby and Jake Bright talked about their book The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse, in which they discuss Africa’s progress in transforming the continent into a global powerhouse, including the events, trends, and people reshaping Africa’s relationship to the world.

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