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    President Obama's Planned Executive Action on Immigration

    Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) talked about executive actions President Obama might take regarding immigration reform. Representative Grijalva, the co-chair of the Congressional…

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    Laura Barron-Lopez on the Keystone XL Pipeline

    Laura Barron-Lopez spoke by phone about congressional action on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    Leadership Remarks on Senate Agenda

    Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor about the 2014 midterm elections and the Senate agenda for the remainder of the 113th…

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In

    House Speaker John Boehner held a mock swearing-in with Representatives-Elect Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Alma Adams (D-NC), and David Brat (R-NC). Each won special elections to serve out the…

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    Congressional Lame-Duck Agenda

    David Drucker talked about legislation Congress might take up during the lame-duck session. He said Congress needed to vote on an omnibus spending bill to fund the government beyond…

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    Congressional Agenda

    Rebecca Shabad previewed the congressional agenda as members returned from midterm elections for the lame-duck session. Topics included a spending measure for fiscal year 2015 and…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Bernie Sanders

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about Secretary Robert McDonald’s efforts to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. He also spoke about what the 113th Congress might do…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on “Your "To-Do” List for Congress?"

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    Congressional Agenda

    Niels Lesniewski talked by Skype about the remaining legislative items facing Congress ahead of adjourning for five weeks in August and again in September before the November 2014 midterm…

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    Congressional Productivity

    Derek Willis talked about his article in the May 28, 2014, issue of The New York Times, "A Do-Nothing Congress? Well, Pretty Close, in which he examines how and why the House of…

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    113th Congress Legislative Agenda

    Emma Dumain previewed the legislative agenda in the second session of the 113th Congress. Topics included health care, unemployment insurance, and spending.

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    David Hawkings on Effectiveness of Congress

    David Hawkings spoke by phone about the various ways to judge the effectiveness of members of Congress. He also spoke about his blog post on the productivity of the 113th Congress, the…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on “President Obama on 2014: 'A Breakthrough Year'.” The question was inspired by President Obama’s year-ending press…

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    House Speaker Boehner on Democratic Obstruction

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) spoke on the floor to criticize Senate Democrats and President Obama for failing to work together with the House to pass legislation to help create jobs…

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    Political Landscape in 2013

    David Winston and Steven McMahon talked about the political landscape during the opening months of the 113th Congress, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Washington Classroom with Jonathan Martin

    Jonathan Martin previewed the agenda for the 113th Congress and President Obama’s second term. He discussed the factors and events that determined the outcome of the 2012…

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    New Member of Congress, Representative Steven Horsford

    Representative Steven Horsford (D-NV), a freshman member of the House, talked about agenda for the 113th Congress, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Senate Leaders' Priorities for the 113th Congress

    In the first Senate session since the inauguration Democratic and Republican leaders outlined their priorities for the 113th Congress. Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke about the…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Patrick Leahy

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about upcoming hearings on gun control and other issues on the committee’s agenda. Topics included immigration…

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    Senate Judiciary Committee Legislative Priorities

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about gun violence and the Violence Against Women Act as the committee’s top priorities in the 113th Congress. Other…

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