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    Book Discussion on I Heard My Country Calling

    Former Senator James Webb (D-VA) talked about his book, I Heard My Country Calling: A Memoir, in which he recounts his early life as the son of a career military officer, and how it shaped…

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    Book Discussion on Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America

    Former Secretary Webb talked about his book Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America, published by Broadway. He traced the immigration of the Scots-Irish, an ethnic group…

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    Congressional War Powers

    Former Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) discussed his National Interest piece, “Congressional Abdication.” In the article he detailed the constitutional authority of Congress in…

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    Senator Jim Webb Farewell Speech

    Retiring Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) gave his farewell address on the Senate floor.

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    Senate Session

    The U.S. Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate passed H. R. 6156; A bill to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The U.S. Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Afghanistan War Commander Nomination

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of General Joseph Dunford to lead the war in Afghanistan. Topics included war planning, troop levels, safe…

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    Vice President Biden Campaign Event in Sterling, Virginia

    Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill spoke at an Obama campaign event at the Heritage Farm Museum in Sterling, Virginia, on the day before the election. He was critical of…

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    Senate Pro Forma Session

    The U.S. Senate convened in a pro forma session.

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    Senate Pro Forma Session

    The U.S. Senate convened in a pro forma session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted on Democrat and Republican tax cut proposals. 

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    Senate Session

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    Law of the Sea Treaty, Military Leaders

    Military branch leaders testified on the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty, an international convention that sets rules for maritime travel and commerce. The treaty establishes a…

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    Senate Session

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    Wartime Contracting Reform

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation to overhaul the federal government’s planning, management, and oversight of wartime-support contracting. A recent report found as…

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    Military Operations in Afghanistan

    General John Allen and Undersecretary James Miller testified on operations in Afghanistan. Among the topics they addressed were force levels in the country, tensions between the U.S.…

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    Violence and Political Unrest in Syria

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the violence in Syria. Several committee members pressed for military action against the forces of…

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    U.S. Military Operations in the Middle East

    Witnesses testified on the U.S. Central and Special Operations Command fiscal year 2013 budget. They focused on political unrest and violence in Syria, Iran’s nuclear program and…

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