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    Vietnam War Reporting

    Journalists Bob Schieffer, Peter Arnett, and David Hume Kennerly talked about reporting from the battlefields during the Vietnam War and the role of the press during that…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Patrick Leahy

    Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT), a co-sponsor of the USA FREEDOM Act that was signed earlier in the week. He discussed the effect on intelligence…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate passed H.R. 2048, the USA FREEDOM Act,67-32, which makes changes to National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance provisions under the PATRIOT act that expired on June 1. All…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted to 83-14 to limit debate on the USA FREEDOM Act, which makes changes to NSA surveillance provisions under the PATRIOT act that expired midnight Sunday.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 2048, the USA FREEDOM Act, a House-passed bill to extend expiring PATRIOT Act provisions related to the National Security…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 62-37 to approve a trade promotion authority bill. A currency manipulation amendment to the trade promotion authority bill by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Debbie…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for fast-track trade promotion authority and trade adjustment assistance.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for fast-track trade promotion authority and trade adjustment assistance.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1314, trade promotion authority and trade adjustment assistance legislation, and amendments to the bill. Amendments to the bill were voted on.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the motion to proceed to H.R. 1214, a trade promotion authority bill. Members also voted 84-12 to confirm the nomination of Sally Yates for deputy attorney…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate considered H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for trade promotion authority reauthorization. It would give the president broad fast-track authority when negotiating trade…

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    Justice Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified on the Justice Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. This was her first appearance before Congress since her confirmation as…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified about the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Secretary Carter…

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    Global Health Programs

    Elton John and Rick Warren were among the witnesses at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on State Department global health programs. They focused on the ongoing fight…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1191, a bill that would require the president to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review.

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    Senate Democrats on Judicial Nominations

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) held a news conference to urge Senate Republicans to begin confirming judicial nominees. They also spoke…

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    Annual Constitutional Awards

    Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) were presented Constitutional Champion Awards by the Constitution Project during the group’s 2015 Constitutional Champions Gala in…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 56-43 vote confirmed Loretta Lynch to become the 83rd attorney general and first African-American woman to the position. The Senate debated legislation that would…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed 99-0 the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (S. 178), anti-human trafficking legislation that would impose fines and others penalties against persons convicted…

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    Agricultural Trade with Cuba

    Farmers, ranchers, and officials from the Agriculture, Treasury, and Commerce Departments testified at a hearing on the opportunities and challenges of trade with Cuba. Legislation was…

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