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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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    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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    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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    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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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The…

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    Trent Lott Interview - Opening Day of the 114th Congress

    Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) talked about the opening day of the 114th Congress when the Republicans would re-take control on the Senate.

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    Senator Susan Collins on Senator George Mitchell

    Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) talked about former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell.

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    Senator Pat Roberts on Senator Bob Dole

    Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) talked about former Senate Majority Leader Sen. Bob Dole.

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    Senator Lamar Alexander on Senator Howard Baker

    Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) talked about former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker.

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    Senator Mitch McConnell Interview

    Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talked about the Senate’s history and meaning in a 2010 interview.

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    Senate Historian Donald Ritchie on Former Senate Majority Leaders

    As the Senate leadership changed with the convening of the 114th Congress, American History TV looked back at former Senate Majority Leaders Robert Byrd, Howard Baker, Bob Dole, and George…

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    Senator Mary Landrieu Farewell Address and Tributes

    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) delivered her farewell address to the Senate. She talked about the role of religion in her life, and accepted her defeat in the Louisiana runoff…

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    Senator Chambliss Farewell Address and Tributes

    Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) delivered his farewell address to his colleagues. During his 12 years in the Senate, Senator Chambliss served as the Ranking Republican on the…

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    Senator McCain Tribute to Senator Coburn

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) paid tribute to Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) who was resigning due to health issues at the end of the 113th Congress, two years before his term expired. Senator…

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    Senator Carl Levin Farewell Address

    Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) delivered his farewell address. He talked about defense issues, working for the military, and families. He thanked his staff and committee members,…

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    Q&A with John Bresnahan and Manu Raju

    Politico reporters Manu Raju and John Bresnahan talked about incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), his personality, his career in the Senate, and his relationships with…

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    Senator John McCain Tribute to Senator Carl Levin

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) paid tribute to Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), who was retiring at the end of the year. Senator McCain spoke about his experiences working with Senator Levin on the…

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    Senator Mark Begich Farewell Address and Tributes

    Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) gave his farewell address, which was followed by tributes from fellow Senators. Senator Begich talked about helping Alaskans, veterans benefits, social…

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    Senator Coburn Farewell Address

    Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) delivered his farewell address to the Senate.  He was stepping down two years before the end of his term. Senator Coburn criticized the Senate, saying…

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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke to reporters following the Democratic Party’s weekly caucus luncheon. He talked about the Senate’s agenda for the coming…

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