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    Newsmakers with Representative Mac Thornberry

    House Armed Services Chair Mac Thornberry (R-TX) talked about the National Defense Authorization Act, passed by the House earlier that week, and issues associated with it such as the debate…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Rob Bishop

    House Natural Resources Committee Chair Rob Bishop (R-UT) discussed congressional negotiations over legislation to assist Puerto Rico with its $70 billion debt. The island failed to make…

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    Newsmakers with Puerto Rican Governor Padilla

    Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla (D-PR) talked about Puerto Rico’s default on a $422 million debt payment and the impasse in Washington over how to respond to the crisis. He…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Raul Grijalva

    Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) talked about about the 2016 presidential race. Co-chair of the Progressive Caucus, he was the first member of Congress to endorse Democratic…

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    Newsmakers with Secretary Robert McDonald

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald talked about how he was addressing long wait times for veterans at VA hospitals, along with reports of VA under-staffing, wasteful spending at…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Jim Jordan

    House Freedom Caucus Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) described the roleof the Freedom Caucus, especially in blocking Republican leaders from meeting an April 15, 2016, budget deadline. He…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Mark Warner

    Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) talked about a variety of issues, including a proposed digital security commission to investigate encryption issues, safety and funding of public transportation…

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    Newsmakers with Former Representative David McIntosh

    Former Representative David McIntosh (R-IN), president of Club For Growth, talked about the Wisconsin Republican presidential primary, including his group’s efforts to derail the…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Tom Cole

    Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) talked about the House Republican debate over the budget and the appropriations process for fiscal year 2017. He also spoke about the possibilities for a…

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    Newsmakers with Nan Aron

    Nan Aron talked about President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Aron’s organization, Alliance for Justice, supports his nomination.

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    Newsmakers with Tony Perkins

    Tony Perkins talked about issues including the role of evangelicals in the 2016 election campaigns, the Republican race for the presidential nomination, and whether conservatism was…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Patrick Leahy

    Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about the dispute between Republicans and Democrats over holding hearings before the presidential election on a nominee…

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    Newsmakers with John Koskinen

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen talked about the IRS fiscal year 2017 budget request and efforts to efforts to upgrade and streamline IRS operations. Other topics…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Adam Smith

    House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about issues including the fiscal year 2017 defense budget and whether the U.S. military was being weakened by budget…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Johnny Isakson

    Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Johnny Isakson (R-GA) talked about President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Secretary…

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    Newsmakers with Tom Frieden

    Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), talked about the Zika virus, how it is transmitted, its reported appearance in the U.S., and how the CDC…

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    Newsmakers with Governor Terry Branstad

    Governor Terry Branstad (R-IA) talked about the Iowa caucuses, presidential candidates, and issues facing Iowans ahead of the February 1, 2016, caucuses in his state. Governor Branstad…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) talked about New Hampshire’s February 9, 2016, primary election, her support for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the 2016 Democratic…

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    Newsmakers with Leon Rodriguez

    Leon Rodriguez talked about steps U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was taking to intensify the screening of refugees seeking asylum and new immigrants coming into the…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Mac Thornberry

    House Armed Service Committee Chair Mac Thornberry (R-TX) talked about U.S. strategy against ISIL*, defense acquisition, the role of women in the military, and the future of the detention…

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