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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened and began with a reading by Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) of President George Washington’s farewell address and thereafter recessed until 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard…

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    Adam Green on the Progressive Agenda

    Adam Green talked about the progressive agenda for the 2016 presidential election and the 114th Congress. Topics included the relationship between former Secretary of State Hillary…

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    Elise Foley on the Congressional Agenda

    Elise Foley talked by remote video from Capitol Hill about the week ahead in Congress when it returns from the Presidents Day break. The House agenda included education issues such as…

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    Book Discussion on Strom Thurmond and the Politics of Southern Change

    Ms. Cohodas discussed her book, Strom Thurmond and the Politics of Southern Change, published by Simon and Schuster, including her reasons for writing it. The book focuses on…

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    President's Proposal for Combating ISIS

    Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) talked about President Obama’s strategy against ISIS* and budget issues facing the 114th Congress. Topics included Representative Lieu’s…

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    Senate Clerk Tribute by Majority Leader McConnell

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) paid tribute to Senate reading clerk Kathy Alvarez, who was retiring after 30 years with the Senate. Ms. Clark was the first female clerk in…

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    Lauren Fox on the Congressional Agenda

    Lauren Fox talked about the legislative agenda for the upcoming week in Congress.

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    Representative McCarthy on House Agenda

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) spoke about the House agenda for the upcoming week.

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Budget and the Federal Workforce

    Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) talked about how President Obama’s 2016 budget could affect the federal workforce after budget cuts in previous years forced agencies to cut…

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    Senator Thom Tillis on Congressional Goals and Agenda

    Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) talked about his experience in state government and his goals for the 114th Congress. He said that regulatory reform was one of his top priorities for his time…

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    Congressional Agenda

    Cristina Marcos reported by video from Capitol Hill about the week ahead for lawmakers. The House would be focusing on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, while the Senate would be…

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    Representative John Conyers' 50 Years in Congress

    Guests, including Danny Glover, Julian Bond, and others, celebrated Representative John Conyers (D-MI) 50 years in Congress. Born in 1929, John James Conyers, Jr. was first…

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    Republican Senators on 2015 Legislative Agenda

    Newly-elected Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Steve Daines (R-MT), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) spoke about their party’s legislative agenda for 2015…

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    Democratic Messaging in the 114th Congress

    Representative Steve Israel (D-NY), chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, talked about his new leadership role and how Democrats intended to communicate their…

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    Politics and Policy in the 114th Congress

    Republican strategist John Feehery and Democratic strategist Jim Manley talked about their parties' legislative and political strategies for the 114th Congress, and the 2016 presidential…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Steve Russell (R-OK) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about the new Congress’s plans to put first what Republicans believe truly represent the…

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    Bipartisanship in Congress

    Former Representatives Martin Frost (D-TX) and Tom Davis (R-VA) talked about their book, The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis, which examines the causes of legislative gridlock and…

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    Executive Actions on Immigration

    Seung Min Kim spoke bt telephone about legislation passed by the Republican-controlled House in response to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

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    Lobbying and Ethics Laws

    James Thurber talked about lobby reform and ethical issues regarding members of Congress. He spoke about previous efforts to change lobbying practices on Capitol Hill and discussed…

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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Representative Bob Goodlatte

    Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, talked with reporters at a “Monitor Breakfast” held by the Christian Science Monitor at the…

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