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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Cory Garnder (R-CO) delivered weekly Republican address. He criticized President Obama and the Democrats in the Senate for blocking jobs and energy bills that had been passed by the Republican-held House. He talked about how projects such as constructing the Keystone XL Pipeline would provide jobs and help the economy.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about his strategy against terrorism and thanked America for leading the way in the fight against *ISIL.

    *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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    Historic Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Zivotofsky v. Secretary of State Clinton

    The Supreme Court considered the case from 2012: "Zivotofsky v. Secretary of State Clinton", which looked at whether the regulation of passports is a political question that should not be considered in the courts. In an upcoming Supreme Court case, Menachem Zivotofsky, by his Parents and Guardians and Others, Petitioners v. Secretary of State Kerry, Respondent", the Court will consider whether the Congressional law that orders the Secretary of State to list people born in Jerusalem as born in Israel is an unconstitutional infringement of the President’s recognition powers.Edward Harris, Assistant Dean & Associate Professor for International Programs at the Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, discussed details of both the pending and historic cases.

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    1964 Universal Newsreel on Warren Report Release

    A Universal News report on the September 24, 1964 completion of the work of the President’s Commission to Investigate the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren.

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    Phoenix VA Inspector General's Report, Panel 2

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) inspector general’s report on long wait times for health care and other concerns at the Phoenix, Arizona, VA Medical Center. VA Secretary Robert McDonald provided an update on the actions he had taken to fix the problems in Phoenix and through whole department. He said all recommendations were being adopted and should be completed by 2016.

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    Book Discussion on Slow Dancing with a Stranger

    Meryl Comer talked about her book, Slow Dancing with a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer’s, in which she reports on the effects of Alzheimer’s, the degenerative brain disease that affects 5.4 million Americans and 44 million people globally. In the book, the author recounts her husband’s diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 58 and the two decades of care she provided for him from their home. The author reported that two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients were women and that three-fourths of care is provided by family members in their homes. Meryl Comer spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

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    Upcoming Book TV Events

    Upcoming Book TV event coverage as of September 20, 2014 was shown.

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    Universal Newsreel on 1964 Presidential Campaign

    A 1964 Universal Newsreel report on the opening speeches by President Johnson and Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ). Also included was a report on Hurricane Dora, which made landfall in Florida that year, killed five people, and caused an estimated $200 million in damage.

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    Book Discussion on Unabomber

    Retired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents Jim Freeman, Terry Turchie, and Donald Max Noel talked about their book, Unabomber: How the FBI Broke Its Own Rules to Capture the Terrorist Ted Kaczynski, in which they recount their involvement with the FBI’s 18-year investigation of the Unabomber case and the eventual arrest of Theodore Kaczynski.

    “Witness to History: Investigating the Unabomber,” hosted by the Newseum, was the tenth event of the “Witness to History” series of the National Law Enforcement Museum.

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    New Books Being Published

    A list of new books being released the week of September 22, 2014 was shown.

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