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    Book Discussion on On His Own Terms

    Author and historian Richard Norton Smith discussed his book, On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller, about Nelson Rockefeller’s political life, presidential aspirations, and…

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    Use of Executive Action

    Julian Zelizer talked by remote video from New York City about President Obama’s use of executive action since the 2014 election. He talked about the possible effect on his…

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    Secret Service Operations

    Joseph Clancy updated the House Judiciary Committee on Secret Service operations in the wake of a string of September security lapses that led to the October resignation of former director…

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    Book Discussion on The End of Greatness

    Aaron David Miller talked about his book, The End of Greatness: Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President, in which he argues that American’s…

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    Presidential Power to Combat ISIS

    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) spoke about whether President Obama has the proper authority to carry out military actions against ISIS* militants under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military…

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    Q&A with Richard Norton Smith

    Richard Norton Smith talked about his book, On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller, in which he chronicles the life and legacy of America’s 41st Vice…

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    Presidential Authority to Use Military Force

    Foreign policy analysts talked about the legality of U.S. airstrikes against ISIL* militants in Iraq and Syria without a declaration of war by Congress. Topics included executive power…

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    Presidential Powers

    House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) spoke about President Obama’s use of presidential powers. He argued that President Obama was not fully executing laws by his…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Should President Obama seek congressional approval for airstrikes in Syria?”

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    Life and Career of Dick Cheney

    Geoffrey O’Gara talked about the life and career of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Mr. O’Gara shared stories about the former Vice President’s time as a…

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    Dick Cheney's High School Years

    T.J. Claunch talked about former Vice President Dick Cheney’s high school years at Natrona County High School in Caspar, Wyoming. Mr. Claunch, a former classmate of the vice…

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    Legal Challenges to President Obama's Authority

    Representative Tom Rice (R-SC), author of the House Republican resolution authorizing a lawsuit against President Obama over use of executive action, talked about debate among Republican…

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    Speaker Boehner's Lawsuit Against President Obama

    Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX) talked about the lawsuit filed by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) against President Obama over his use of executive power. He also discussed…

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    Obama Administration Cabinet Meeting

    Prior to holding his first Cabinet meeting for July 2014, President Obama briefly spoke to the White House press corps about jobs and the economy and progress on administration…

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    President Obama on Immigration

    President Obama announced plans to take executive actions on immigration reform after House Speaker Boehner told the president that Congress would not be voting on any immigration…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) announcement that he would push the House of Representatives to sue President Obama for his…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. He criticized House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for his plans to bring a…

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    White House and Congressional Relations

    Panelists talked about ways to improve White House and congressional relations. Panelists included several former White House chiefs of staff, cabinet secretaries, and a former Senate…

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    The Presidential Message

    Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning…

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    National Monuments Legislation

    Thomas Burr was interviewed by phone about a bill that would make changes to the 1906 Antiquities Act. The legislation would place restrictions on a president’s ability to…

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