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    House Democratic News Conference

    The House Democratic leadership held a news conference at the conclusion of their caucus retreat. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said it was one of the best retreats because…

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    House Democratic Caucus Retreat

    House Democrats spoke to reporters from their annual retreat at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, about their legislative agenda for the upcoming year. Caucus…

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    After Words with Senators Trent Lott and Tom Daschle

    Former Senators Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Trent Lott (R-MS) talked about their book Crisis Point: Why We Must-and How We Can-Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America, in…

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    Republican Conference Leadership News Conference

    House Republican Conference Chair Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Senate Republican Conference Chair Senator John Thune (R-SD) spoke to reporters from the congressional…

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    Iran Sanctions Vote

    The House was seen passing a bill (191-106) to limit the president’s ability to lift sanctions against Iran and financial institutions that do business with Iran. Later, at the end of…

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    Bipartisan Ranking of Senators

    Former Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) talked about the Lugar Center’s Bipartisan Index, which ranks all senators who have served since 1993 based on the degree to which they have worked…

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    2015 Congressional Year in Review

    C-SPAN looked back at the year in Congress for 2015, which included the new Republican majority in the Senate, debates on Iran and other issues, plus the resignation of former House Speaker…

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    Minority Parties in Congress

    Matthew Green talked about his book, Underdog Politics: the Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives, in which he examines the power wielded by minority parties in…

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    Congressional Year in Review

    Bob Cusack talked about highlights from the past year in Congress. Topics included former House Speaker John Boehner’s resignation from Congress, the federal budget, Republican…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the weekly Republican address. He previewed the significant legislative accomplishments of the Senate during the year under new…

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    House Freedom Caucus Agenda

    House Freedom Caucus Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) outlined the priorities of his caucus, including creating accountability in the federal government, specifically the Internal Revenue…

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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) briefed reporters and responded to questions on his party’s legislative agenda. In his final weekly press briefing of 2015 he discussed his efforts…

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    Harris v. Arizona Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The case concerns whether Arizona’s legislative districts violate the “one…

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    Politico Playbook Breakfast with Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke at a Politico Playbook Breakfast. Senator McConnell was interviewed by Anna Palmer. Then…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Steny Hoyer

    House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) talked about the accomplishments and failures of the first session of the 114th Congress, and the agenda for 2016 and the presidential…

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    Political Rivalry in 1950s Kentucky

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave a historical lecture on the competition between Senators Happy Chandler (D-KY), Earle Clements (D-KY), and Thruston Morton (R-KY). Senator…

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    Evenwel v. Abbott Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Evenwel v. Abbott, on the concept of “one person, one vote” and whether states could consider total population or the number of…

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    Ray LaHood on Seeking Bipartisanship

    Ray LaHood talked about his book Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics, in which he chronicles his career in in Congress and his role in President Obama’s cabinet. He also…

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    Congressional Agenda and Presidential Power

    Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) talked about his recent opinion piece in which he argued that congressional disagreement over government spending could hand President Obama more power…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Baker v. Carr

    Theodore Olson and Douglas Smith talked about the 1962 U.S. Supreme Court case Baker v. Carr, in which the court ruled that the drawing of election districts was a constitutional rather…

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