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    Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman

    Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a…

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    Tribute to Former Senators Howard Baker and Bob Dole

    The Bipartisan Policy Center paid tribute to “A Century of Service” by two of the center’s founders. From military service to careers in elected office, the combined…

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    Memorial Service for Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger

    Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger died June 2011 in Charlottesville, Virginia after suffering a short illness. He was the former secretary of state in the George H.W. Bush…

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    Howard Baker, Jr. Oral History

    Former Senator Howard Baker, Jr., talked about his career. He also talked about the career of former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS). This never-before-aired interview with historian Richard…

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    Senator Byrd Portrait Unveiling

    Senator Robert Byrd was honored as his portrait was unveiled in the Old Senate Chamber. He was praised by many present and former colleagues who shared reminiscences. Senator Byrd…

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    U.S. Capitol Historical Society Dinner

    Former Senate Majority Leader Baker gave the keynote speech at a diner honoring the role and contributions of the Majority and Minority Committee Staff Directors of the Senate. His…

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    Carter Administration and Middle East Policy

    Moderated by Jon Meacham, former members of the Carter administration talked about the Middle East, defense policy, and intelligence. Topics included Carter administration peace…

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    Carter Administration and Environmental Policy

    Michael Beschloss made the opening remarks for the second day of the conference, talking about the uniqueness of the Carter campaign and victory and about some of the accomplishments of the…

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    The Legacy of Churchill's Atlantic Alliance

    The panelists talked about the legacy of Winston Churchill. The panel, moderated by Bill vanden Heuval, included the son of Winston Churchill and the granddaughter of Harry Hopkins, an…

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    Politics and Humor

    As part of a conference titled, “Votes and Jokes: Laughter and America’s Political Personality,” the participants examined both the humor used by politicians and the…

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    Civic Engagement

    Former Senator Thompson talked to students and faculty about public service in American life, his experiences in government, and the importance of civic engagement to the strength of the…

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    Watergate Hearing Clip

    In this portion, Senator Baker questioned Mr. Haldeman on what President Nixon knew about the break-in at the Watergate Hotel and the Watergate tapes.

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    Senate Party Leaders of the 20th Century

    The Dirksen Congressional Center and the Senate Bicentennial Commission sponsored a forum on Senate party leaders of the 20th Century. Senators and scholars discussed Senate party…

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    Senate Party Leaders of the 20th Century

    Russell Long moderated a session focused on Senate party leaders from 1953 to 1977. Panelists discussed Lyndon Johnson, Everett Dirksen, and Mike Mansfield. The symposium marked the…

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    The View From Both Ends of the Avenue

    Former Senator Baker gave the keynote address at the 21st Annual Student Symposium of the Center for the Study of the Presidency. From his vantage point of having served both in the…

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    Salute to Congress Dinner

    The Washington Press Club Foundation held its annual Salute to Congress Dinner, this year honoring the women in Congress. The remarks of some of the women were controversial because of…

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    Senate Bicentennial Session

    Senators commemorated the 200th Anniversary of the Constitution, and by extension the Senate. Members convened in the Old Senate Chamber before moving to the current Chamber. The…

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    Bicentennial Session

    The Senate met in the Old Senate Chamber in the Capitol to celebrate its bicentennial. Former and present leaders made remarks.

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    Baker News Conference

    The former Republican Senator from Tennessee tells reporters he is exploring the possibility of seeking the nomination for the presidency. Although he expects to make a decision in a…

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    Congressional Interview

    Senator Howard Baker gave his endorsement of Governor Richard Snelling’s senatorial campaign. He answered questions from reporters.

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