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    Long-Term U.S. Economic Outlook

    Former National Debt Commission Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about some of the commission’s recommendations to balance the federal budget and improve the long-term…

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    Bork Nomination Day 1, Part 1

    The committee begins hearings on the nomination of Judge Robert Bork to be associate justice of the Supreme Court. Former President Ford, Senators Dole and Danforth, and Congressman…

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    Senate Session

    CR, pp. S1091-S1517. Senate continued consideration of S.2, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, to provide for a voluntary system of spending limits and partial public…

    27,893 views
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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 2

    The committee heard testimony from University of Oklahoma Law Professor Anita Hill during the first day of the reopened confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee and U.S. Court of…

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    Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Hearing

    Former officials tasked with finding a solution to the nation’s debt and deficit problems testified about their previous attempts to offer solutions and the work of the Joint Select…

    7,703 views
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    Scalia Confirmation Hearing Day 1

    Justice Scalia responded to questions from committee members about his views regarding such topics as federal-state relationships, the Constitution, death penalty, abortion, national…

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    U.S. Debt and Deficit Reduction

    The former co-chairs of the presidential deficit reduction commission, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, held a news conference on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, created in…

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    U.S. and Global Debt Outlook

    The National Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform held a public meeting on the outlook for the national debt and ways in which deficit reduction might impact the U.S.…

    2,720 views
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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 4

    The committee heard testimony from Supreme Court nominee and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas during the first day of his reopened confirmation hearings. Judge Thomas, in…

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    Souter Confirmation Day 1, Part 2

    Judge Souter made his opening statement. Judiciary Committee members
    began their questioning of the nominee in thirty-minute rounds. 

    There is a four-minute break midway through…

    1,887 views
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    Bork Nomination Day 2

    The Senate Judiciary committee questioned United States Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork. Judge Bork’s hearings lasted 30 hours over 5 days, taking place in September of 1987.…

    1,720 views
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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 1

    The committee heard a statement from Supreme Court nominee and U.S.
    Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas to begin his reopened
    confirmation hearings. Anita Hill, a former employee…

    1,608 views
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    U.S. Federal Debt

    Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles spoke about the work of the president’s debt commission, its final recommendations, and congressional reaction to the report. They also talked…

    1,605 views
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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 3, Part 5

    The committee heard testimony from Mr. Doggett in support of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas in Judge Thomas' reopened Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The…

    1,578 views
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    Senate Session

    HCR 376: A resolution to provide for the preparation of official duplicates of certain legislative papers. HJR 560: A resolution to waive certain enrollment requirements with respect…

    1,470 views
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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 3

    Following a break, Professor Hill continued answering questions from the Senators.

    1,395 views
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    U.S. Debt and National Security, Defense Department Perspective

    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen and other former national security officials talked about the impact of U.S. debt on national security. Among the topics they…

    1,338 views
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    Budget Deficit

    Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles talked about the work on the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Both urged the committee to “go big and bold” in a…

    1,291 views
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    Bork Nomination Day 7, Part 3

    Witnesses testified against the United States Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork. Several senators criticized Judge Bork’s views on freedom of speech and freedom of literary…

    1,194 views
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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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