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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the details of the recently signed nuclear agreement with Iran and its enforcement.

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    Marine Corps Commandant Confirmation Hearing

    Lieutenant General Robert Neller gave testimony on his nomination to replace General Joseph Dunford as commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. General Dunford was nominated to be the new chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Among the topics he addressed were the Marine Corps budget, military sexual assaults, and the Obama administration’s strategy in Syria and Iraq.

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    Summer Reading with Senator Tim Kaine

    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” He was interviewed on Capitol Hill.

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    Presidential Candidates at Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame Dinner

    The five 2016 Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the 2015 Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame Celebration. The event was the first the five declared candidates had shared the same stage. Each of the candidates outlined their reasons for running for president and agenda if elected president.

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on the current status of the economy and what monetary policy was doing to sustain the recovery to the Senate Banking Committee.

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semiannual Report

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray testified on his agency’s semi-annual report. The latest report, released in June 2015, last month, showed that CFPB actions resulted in financial institutions providing $114 million in redress to over 700,000 consumers. In this hearing Mr. Cordray answered questions on such topics as Honda’s U.S. financial division $25 million settlement to resolve allegations of giving minority buyers higher interest rates on vehicle loans without regard to credit history, the CFPB’s data collection practices, and the agency’s work with Native American tribes.

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    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Confirmation Hearing

    General Joseph Dunford testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Committee members asked General Dunford for his assessment of various defense and national security concerns including Russia, China, North Korea, *ISIS, sequestration, sexual assault and retaliation within the military, cybersecurity, and overall troop morale. 

    * 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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    Encryption Technology and Terrorism

    FBI Director James Comey testified on new encryption technologies and the challenge the pose to law enforcement and counterterrorism operations. He specifically talked about how ISIS* uses encryption and social media for planning and recruitment. He also addressed addressed the computer glitches experienced by the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines, and the Wall Street Journal, saying there was no indication of a cyber intrusion. 

    * 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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    Senator Mark Warner on the Gig Economy

    Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) a member of the Budget and Finance Committees, talked about the “gig economy,” which comprises the one-third of working Americans holding two or three jobs to make a full-time living.

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    Senator Mark Warner on the "Gig" Economy

    Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) a member of the Budget and Finance Committees, talked about the “gig economy,” in which people hold two or three jobs to make a full-time living, but without the traditional classifications and societal support net.

    He was interviewed at WeWork in Washington, D.C., that provides a collaborative workspace, where he was meeting with members of the gig economy and to hear about their experiences as freelance workers and entrepreneurs.

    This is a portion of the interview.

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