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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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    Senate Hearing on Benghazi Consulate Attack

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. During her testimony, she choked up as she spoke of comforting…

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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in

    Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate…

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    Secretary of State Nomination Hearing

    Senator John Kerry (D-MA) testified about his nomination as secretary of state. Among the topics he addressed were Iran’s nuclear weapon program, Afghanistan, and the civil war…

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    Authorization for Use of Military Force in Syria

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Joint Chiefs Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the Obama administrations’s case for the use of force against…

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    Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing, Part 3

    Former Senator Chuck Hagel continued testimony on his nomination to be secretary of defense.*Among the topics he addressed were military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, his opinions and…

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    Benghazi Consulate Attack

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Secretary Panetta in…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) launched a lengthy speech in opposition to continued funding of the Affordable Care Act, saying he “would speak until I am no longer able to stand.” He…

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    Intelligence and Military Nominations

    General Paul Selva and Navy Vice Admiral Michael Rogers testified at a hearing on their respective nominations. General Selva was chosen to lead the U.S. Transportation Command, and…

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    Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy

    In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Conference Committee Meeting

    House and Senate negotiators held their first formal meeting on the 2014 federal budget. The conference committee was supposed to come up with a budget plan by mid December 2013, as…

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    Sequestration Defense Budget Cuts

    Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget cuts. They said the reductions would mean less training, furloughs for thousands of workers, and a…

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    Syria, Ukraine, and the Middle East

    Officials from the State and Defense Departments and foreign policy scholars testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the growing threat of terrorism in Syria and…

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    Sexual Assaults in the Military, Panel 1

    Military service branch chiefs and others testified on pending legislation on sexual assault in the military. Among the issues they addressed were reporting procedures for assault…

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    State Department Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified on national security and foreign policy priorities for the State Department in the proposed fiscal year 2015 international affairs budget. The…

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    Civil Unrest in South Sudan

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing about the civil unrest and growing ethnic violence in South Sudan.

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Douglas Elmendorf testified on the Congressional Budget Office report The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2014 to 2024. Many questions dealth with the impact of the Affordable Care Act on…

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    Syrian Civil War

    Experts on Syria testified on the country’s civil war and the Obama administration’s approach to the conflict. Among the issues addressed were the flow of refugees to other…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate reconvened for a period of morning business with senators allowed to speak for up to ten minutes each.

    At 5:00 p.m. ET senators began talking about climate change.

    At 5:30…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Conference Meeting

    Doug Elmendorf testified before the House and Senate budget Conference Committee. He told members that even a short term agreement on spending levels would be better than no deal at…

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