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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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    Harry Holzer on President Obama's Executive Actions

    Harry Holzer talked about President Obama’s executive order that directed the Labor Department to recommend rules requiring businesses to pay more overtime to workers who had been…

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    Presidential Use of Executive Powers

    Simon Lazarus and Roger Pilon talked about the the use of executive powers by President Obama. They spoke about the constitutional basis for this power, how it has and can be executed,…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama discussed the goals he laid out in the State of the Union address.

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    Labor Union Reaction to State of the Union Address

    AFL-CIO Deputy Chief of Staff Thea Lee talked about labor union reactions to President Obama’s State of the Union Address agenda. Topics included collective bargaining, wages,…

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    State of the Union Reactions

    Politicians from both the Republican and Democratic parties gave their reactions to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address the previous evening. House Majority Whip…

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