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    Iraq Violence and Politics

    Witnesses testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on terrorism in Iraq and the U.S. response to the crisis.

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    Internal Revenue Service Oversight

    Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) response to congressional oversight and investigation into alleged targeting of conservative groups.

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    Dodd-Frank Act and Financial Regulatory Policy

    Witnesses testified at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on the effects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on the financial services industry, consumers, and American competitiveness since its enactment in July 2010.

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    School Lunch Programs

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee hearing on the potential for federal changes to school meal programs to improve the delivery and quality of school lunches.

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    Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon pollution standards for existing power plants.

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    Destroying Syria's Chemical Weapons

    Bucky McMahon, a Popular Mechanics contributor, discussed an article he wrote for the magazine on the technology invented to destroy Syria’s cache of chemical weapons.

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    Veterans Affairs Department Reform

    Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), a member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, discussed the future of the VA as Senate hearings to confirm Robert McDonald began.

    Rep. Huelskamp also talked about President Obama’s request for emergency supplemental funding for border security.

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    Intelligence Gathering on Foreign Conflicts

    Representative Jim Himes (D-CT), a member of the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees, discussed foreign intelligence gathering during times of war and his housing finance reform bill.

    Other topics included the recent conflicting federal appeals court rulings on heath care subsidies and U.S.-Russia relations.

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    Federal Appeals Court Rulings on the Affordable Care Act

    Elise Viebeck, health care reporter for The Hill newspaper, discussed two divergent appeals court rulings on the legal ability of the IRS to administer subsidies for insurance policies covering the poor.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer questions and comments on the conflicting federal appeals courts split rulings on health care law subsidies. Two federal appeals courts were split on whether the Internal Revenue Service can legally manage subsidies to help the poor pay for federally mandated health care plans, dual decisions that poise the issue for attention from the Supreme Court.

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