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    Rodriguez v. United States Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Rodriguez v. United States. The case addressed whether a police officer’s decision to extend a completed traffic stop to use a drug-sniffing…

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    Criminal Justice Reform

    Panelists talked about efforts to reform the criminal justice system.

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    Internet Policy Conference, Part 1

    The Internet Education Foundation held their 2015 “State of the Net” Conference in Washington, D.C. Speakers talked about issues such as net neutrality, virtual currencies,…

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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York v. Kathleen Sebelius Oral Argument

    The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York v. Sebelius. The cases addresses a decision that allowed religious organizations to…

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    Immigration and Demographics, Mayors Panel

    Mayors from California, Colorado, and Utah talked about immigration policy and the nation’s changing demographics. The program opened with an interview of Los Angeles Mayor Eric…

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    Senator Orrin Hatch on Corporate Inversions

    Senate Committee on Finance Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) talked about corporate inversions and their role in business tax avoidance. A corporate inversion is when a company re-incorporates…

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    Race Coverage in America

    Panelists talked about media coverage of race following grand jury decisions not to indict officers in police shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York.

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    Congressional Budget Office Scoring

    Economic and tax policy experts talked about the processes used by the government in drafting and assessing budgets, and the steps taken to communicate and explain those figures to Congress…

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    Book Discussion on The Fierce Urgency of Now

    Julian Zelizer talked about his book, The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for The Great Society, about the importance of Congress to President…

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    Clinton Administration Domestic Policy

    Former members of President Clinton’s administration joined Bowdoin College government professor Andrew Rudalevige to look back at the domestic policies of the Clinton White…

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    Josephine Roche and 20th Century Progressivism

    Professor Robyn Muncy talked about Josephine Roche, a pro-labor feminist, and her role in progressivism in 20th century America. One of Josephine Roche’s many jobs was as the…

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    Civil War Soldiers' Letters

    John Emond read letters from ordinary Civil War soldiers, placing the letters in the context of the war as well as the soldiers' daily lives, which he says were defined by personal…

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    Dennis McDonough on Netanyahu Visit

    White House Chief of Staff sDennis McDonough spoke about Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s upcoming visit to Washington on NBC’s “Meet on Press.”

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    Social Changes of the 1970s

    Panelists talked about the social changes of the 1970s, including the effects of Watergate and the Vietnam War, as well as the rise in divorce rates and drug incarceration.  They spoke…

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    Representative John Conyers' 50 Years in Congress

    Guests, including Danny Glover, Julian Bond, and others, celebrated Representative John Conyers (D-MI) 50 years in Congress. Born in 1929, John James Conyers, Jr. was first…

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    Book Discussion on Empire of Mud

    J.D. Dickey talked about his book, Empire of Mud: The Secret History of Washington, D.C., about what Washington, D.C., was like during the 19th Century. In his book, he says that…

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    World War II and the Allied Air War

    Professor Eric Rauchway talked about the role played by the British Royal Air Force in the Allied strategy during World War II. He described how proponents of air power had to compete…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, delivered the weekly Republican address. She urged America to show global leadership in…

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    Iowa Freedom Summit, Mike Huckabee

    Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) spoke at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit held at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa. Representative Steve King (R-IA) and Dave Bossie, president of…

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    Iowa Freedom Summit, Governor Chris Christie

    Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) spoke at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit held at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa.

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