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    Gun Control Legislation Markup

    The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on gun trafficking largely along party lines. The legislation would toughen penalties for those who buy guns for people who cannot legally…

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    Senior Military Commander Nominees

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for several military commanders. The commander chosen to replace General David Petraeus in Afghanistan was Lieutenant…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate health care bill faces its first challenge in a late-night procedural vote. Yesterday, Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) said he’s prepared to vote for the bill after reaching…

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    Senate Session

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    Vote on Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense

    The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense by a 14-11 margin. All 14 Democrats supported the nomination, and 11 Republicans…

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    Vote on Judge Sotomayor Confirmation

    Committee members spoke about the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court and their opposition or support for her confirmation. Following their statements…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter began consideration of S.1867, the Department of Defense Authorization Act. Members approved a continuing resolution…

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    Constitutional Role of Judges

    Justices Breyer and Scalia testified on the role of judges in the American republic and democratic systems within the U.S. Question topics included the politicization of the judicial…

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    Afghanistan Strategy Assessment

    General Stanley McChrystal and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry testified about plans to send an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan and subsequent goals to begin reducing troop levels…

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    Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 4, Part 1

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice David…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    1. S 3576, a bill, sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, that would cut off aid to Pakistan, Libya, and Egypt. (subject to a 60-vote threshold)
    2. S J Res 41, a resolution, sponsored…

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    Senate Session

    Senators met to vote on the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, the “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy in the military and the Strategic Arms…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S 2038, the STOCK Act, with senators continuing to come to the floor to offer their amendments.

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    Gun Violence Prevention

    Advocates for and against stricter gun-control laws testified at a hearing on gun violence prevention. The hearing was held in part in reaction to the December 2012 elementary school…

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    Detainee Treatment and Interrogation Policy, Part 1

    Witnesses testified about the Bush Administration’s detention and interrogation program for prisoners and enemy combatants. This was the first hearing on the topic since the…

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    Senate Session

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    Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 4, Part 2

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice David…

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    Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 1, Part 1

    In the first day of hearings on the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice David Souter, members and the nominee presented…

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    Senate Session

    Late in the session Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) moved that a post-cloture motion by Republicans was dilatory. The chair ruled against the motion and the ruling of the chair was…

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    2008 Republican Convention, Day 4

    The theme of the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, was “Peace: A Safer and More Secure America.” The…

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