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    House Schedule

    Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer(D-MD) spoke about the House schedule for the following week. Representative Cantor announced that the House would not…

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    Lame-Duck Congress and the Farm Bill

    Agriculture reporter Jerry Hagstrom talked about the prospects for Congress passing the farm bill during the lame-duck Congress, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Do you have confidence in congressional leadership to avoid the "fiscal cliff?'” "Fiscal cliff" refers to the…

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    House Conservative Republican Agenda

    A group of conservative Republican members of Congress responded to questions from reporters about the lame-duck session of Congress, the 113th Congress, and the “fiscal cliff.”…

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    2012 Election and the Lame-Duck Congress

    Panelists talked about issues facing the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress, as well as what the first 100 days of the 113th could include. They focused on the “fiscal…

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    Senator Schumer on the Fiscal Cliff

    Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) talked about the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress as members try to reach a compromise on the “fiscal cliff,” 'the impending tax increases…

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    2012 Election Economic Issues

    Panelists, former congressional staff members, talked about economic issues facing the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress, as well as how they could be addressed by the different…

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    Speaker Boehner on the Budget and Tax Cuts

    The day after the 2012 elections, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) congratulated President and Mrs. Obama and Vice President and Mrs. Biden. He spoke to reporters about…

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    Senate Majority Leader Reid on Election Results

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke to reporters about the results of the 2012 elections, in which Democrats maintained control of the U.S. Senate. He talked about the the upcoming…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey briefed reporters. Secretary Panetta said that Congress had a “great deal of critical work”…

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    Openness and Transparency in the 112th Congress

    Panelists discussed the openness and transparency of the political process in the 112th Congress. They focused on efforts to build more open and transparent means to find and analyze…

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    House Democrats on Republican Leadership Agenda

    Democrats spoke on the House floor about House Republican leadership during the 112th Congress.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the productivity of the 112 Congress.

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    Congressional Legislative Schedule

    John Shaw spoke via Skype about what Congress will likely accomplish in the two month period before the November election. 

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Why does Congress 'kick the can?'” The question referred to the inability of the 112th Congress to make difficult…

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    Congressional Agenda

    Paul Kane discussed what Congress plans on finishing before they recess in August. Kane said that major work on the cybersecurity bill and resolving the tax cut extensions are…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on a the question, “Do you have confidence that Congress will make necessary spending cuts?”

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    Environmental Scorecard for the 112th Congress

    Gene Karpinski talked about the League of Conservation Voter’s recent scorecard, which ranked the 112th Congress among the lowest in history with regards to environmental…

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    Congress and the Environment

    The League of Conservation Voters talked about its just-released annual national environmental scorecard that ranks members of Congress based on 11 Senate and 35 House votes. According…

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    Representative Michael Capuano on 2012 Congressional Spending

    Representative Michael Capuano (D-MA) talked about the upcoming debates on spending, specifically regarding the debt ceiling, the Social Security payroll tax cut extension, and…

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