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    Middle East and Southwest Asia Policy

    Participants talked about U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and Southwest Asia, as well as the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. They were highly critical of Obama…

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    Marijuana Legalization Ballot Initiatives in 2012

    Robert Capecchi and former Representative Ernest Istook (R-OK) talked about 2012 ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana use that passed in Colorado and Washington but failed in…

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    Secret Ballots for Union Voting

    Ernest Istook talked about his organization’s effort to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act. The union-backed legislation, also known as the card-check bill, would give labor…

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    Mortgage Assistance

    Former Representative Istook spoke about a housing bill being debated in the Senate during a Saturday session and his opposition to the bill. He also responded to telephone calls and…

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    House Session

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    Oklahoma Gubernatorial Debate

    Democratic incumbent Governor Henry debated Republican challenger Representative Istook for the Oklahoma governorship in a town-hall-meeting style debate held at Rose State College.

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    House Session

    During a portion of the session the House debated and passed an extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act for 25 years on a vote of 390 to 33.

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    Customs and Border Protection Operation

    The subcommittee heard testimony on customs and border protection, detention and removal operations along the southwest border of the U.S. Witnesses focused on a surge in non-Mexican…

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    House Session

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    Public Broadcasting Funding

    Republican legislators tried to cut funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The measure was part of the Labor HHS bill, which was on the House floor. Next year, CPB…

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    House Session

    The House will consider HR 2361, Interior-Environment Appropriations for fiscal 2006.

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    House Session

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    Oklahoma City Bombing 10th Anniversary

    A memorial ceremony for victims and families in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to mark the 10th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing was held at the First United Methodist Church near the…

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    Supply of Influenza Vaccine

    The Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee held a hearing on fiscal year 2006 appropriations for pandemic preparedness and influenza…

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    House Session

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    Fiscal Year 2006 HHS Budget

    Michael Leavitt, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, testified about the Fiscal Year 2006 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services. Among the…

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    Fiscal Year 2006 Homeland Security Budget

    Secretary Chertoff testified at a homeland security subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee about fiscal year 2006 appropriations for programs under its jurisdiction. Among…

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    House Session

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    House Session

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    House Session

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