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    National Christmas Tree Lighting

    President Bush and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the opening holiday ceremonies on the Ellipse for the 2008 Pageant of Peace.
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    National Christmas Tree Lighting

    President Bush and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the opening ceremonies on the Ellipse for the 84th annual Christmas Pageant of Peace.
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    Role of Interior Department in Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    Past and present Department of the Interior secretaries testified on the department’s role in BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They also addressed past government…

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    Republican National Convention AM Session

    The morning session of the second day of the Republican National Convention featured speeches concerning the Republican’s election agenda by legislative officials and municipal…

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    George Washington's Farewell Address

    Senator Kempthorne, honoring a Senate tradition, repeated President George Washington’s farewell address on the floor of the Senate to commemorate President Washington’s…

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    Dedication of Plaque Honoring Senator Bob Dole

    Tom Brokaw emceed the dedication of plaque honoring Senator Bob Dole for his lifelong support of American Veterans and his instrumental role in establishing the World War II Memorial. 

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    Senate Session

    In the twelfth of fourteen speeches opposing the line-item veto, Senator Byrd continued to trace the Roman Republic’s decline in the first century B.C. He reviewed Caesar’s rise…

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    Jamestown 400th Anniversary Celebration

    President Bush and other dignitaries addressed the large crowd at the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown. The president talked about the history of…

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    Misconduct Involving Oil and Gas Royalty Collections

    A hearing was held on reports from the Interior Department inspector general on misconduct involving oil and gas royalty collections. The reports alleged that employees helped to rig…

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    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ceremony

    The 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was observed with a Veterans Day ceremony at The Wall. Keynote addresses were given by Senator Chuck Hagel and…

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    National Governors Association: Innovation

    Former President Clinton gave a keynote speech at the centennial meeting of the National Governors Association. In his remarks he talked about the NGA efforts over the past several…

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    Senate Session

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    National Conversation on American Unity

    Members of the Commission on Political Reform discussed the causes and consequences of extreme polarization of the American political process. The event opened with a video…

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    Senate Session

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    Rolling Thunder Rally

    Rolling Thunder held its annual Memorial Day rally honoring U.S. veterans, prisoners of war and those missing in action. It was described as a demonstration of the First Amendment…

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    National Governors Association Opening Session

    Ceremonies were held in recognition of the Centennial Meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA). Retrospective videos were also shown. Then current and former governors…

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