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    The Clean Air Act of 1990

    Former advisers to George H.W. Bush talked about the process of passing the 1990 Clean Air Act. They spoke about the impact of the legislation on pollution levels in America as well as…

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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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    Electoral College Reform

    Jonathan Turley, and former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) talked about the relevance of the electoral college. Mr. Turley argued against it in a recent USA Today opinion piece while…

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    Federal Budget and U.S. Economic Challenges

    Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chair Alan Simpson, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and Travelers Insurance CEO Jay Fishman were interviewed by George…

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    Shooting from the Lip: Book Party

    A book party was held at the Jefferson Hotel for the publication of Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson, written by Donald Hardy. Senator Simpson was shown mingling…

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    Heart Mountain Dedication Ceremony

    Senator Daniel Inouye -- a Medal of Honor recipient who served with the famed all-volunteer, Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team -- was the keynote speaker at the dedication and…

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    Building Renaming Ceremony

    The Interior Department building was renamed in honor of former Interior Secretary Stewart Lee Udall. He served from 1961 to 1969 during the Kennedy and Johnson…

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    Vice President Dick Cheney in Laramie, WY

    Vice President Cheney spoke to McCain supporters at a rally in Wyoming and offered hi support to Senator McCain and Governor Palin.

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    Congress and the Presidency

    Students from the University of Denver and Indiana Wesleyan University participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. The Indiana Wesleyan students were in Washington, DC…

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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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    Breyer Confirmation Hearings

    Prior to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of Senate Judiciary hearings on the nomination of Justice Steven Breyer was shown. Justice Breyer’s three…

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    Thomas Confirmation Hearings, First Round

    Prior to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of the initial Senate Judiciary hearings on the nomination of Justice Clarence Thomas was shown. Justice Thomas'…

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    Souter Confirmation Hearings

    Prior to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of Senate Judiciary hearings on the nomination of Justice David Souter was shown. Justice Souter’s…

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    Bork Nomination Hearings

    Prior to the confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge Bork was shown. Judge Bork’s hearings…

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    Chief Justice Confirmation Hearing 2

    Prior to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Justice William Rehnquist’s nomination as Chief Justice was…

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    Political Issues

    Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) spoke on “Politics as a Contact Sport” at the Commonwealth Club of California. He discussed the current state of political discourse in…

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    Former Senator Paul Simon Funeral

    Numerous dignitaries, family and friends spoke at Senator Paul Simon’s funeral, praising his life, his political ethics, and his moral courage. There were 3,500 mourners at the…

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    Current Politics and Policy

    In often humorous remarks, Former Senator Simpson talked about various current political issues, including the war on terror, congressional relations between the two parties, and the…

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    Future of the Republican Party

    Mr. Gergen moderated a panel discussion on the future of the Republican Party. Among the issues they addressed were the impact of efforts to combat terrorism on the political…

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    National Identification System

    Witnesses testified about whether the U.S. should have a national identification system for citizens, including i.d. cards. Topics they discussed included current legislation,…

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