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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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    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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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued a second day of debate on health care reform legislation. They voted 60-39 to move forward with further debate on the bill.

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

    The Senate held its 15th day of health care debate. Senator Bernie Sanders entered an amendment for a single-payer system by expanding Medicare to everyone. Senator Coburn…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with two hours of tributes to Senator Robert Byrd. Thereafter the Senate resumed consideration of David Hamilton to the U.S.…

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter proceeded to executive session to consider the nomination of Irene Berger, to be United States District Judge for the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate proceeded with debate on amendments to H.R. 3590, the health care bill. Yesterday, the Senate passed an amendment providing preventive health services for women and another…

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    Troop Levels and Strategy in Afghanistan

    Obama administration officials testified about the president’s plan to raise troop levels in Afghanistan as part of a revised strategy to disengage forces beginning in July 2011.…

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    Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Officials and Kennedy family members spoke at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate on the campus of the University of Massachusetts.

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    Senate Session

    Day 9 of the Senate health care reform debate. Senators discuss an amendment, submitted by Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), restricting the use of federal funds for abortions and Senator…

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    Response to H1N1 Flu Virus

    Cabinet Secretaries Sebelius, Napolitano, and Duncan testified on efforts to monitor national response to the H1N1 flu virus. Since September 2009, more than 300 U.S. citizens have…

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    Northwest Flight 253 Bombing Attempt

    Former heads of the 9-11 Commission testified about the attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas day, intelligence gathering, and interagency communications. They said…

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    Oversight of Afghanistan Contracts

    Witnesses testified about steps taken to ensure adequate management and oversight of contracts in Afghanistan, and whether lessons learned from contracting oversight in Iraq were being…

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    Terrorist Threats to the U.S.

    Witnesses testified on current terrorist threats to the United States, including the radicalization of individuals within the United States, and efforts to address those…

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