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    Power and the Presidency

    Mr. Beschloss moderated a panel who spoke about how presidents wielded their power. They recounted personal experiences with various presidents, related the different personal…

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    Power and the Presidency: Richard Nixon

    Mr. Bradlee talked about the career and presidency of Richard Nixon. He focused on the personality of Nixon and his relationship with the press. He also talked about the 1960…

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    Power and the Presidency: Lyndon B. Johnson

    Mr. Caro talked about the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. He focused on Johnson’s effective use of political power, his civil rights record, and the criticism of the…

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    Power and the Presidency

    David McCullough talked about the office of the presidency and the power that the office holds. He focused on the dynamic nature of the office, both from the perspective of the…

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    Power and the Presidency: Eisenhower and Kennedy

    Mr. Beschloss talked about the presidencies of Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. He compared and contrasted their leadership styles and the issues they faced while in…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 4481 Defense Savings Act to provide for the closing and realigning of certain military installations. Also under suspension of the rules the House passed the…

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    House Session

    The House disagreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1720, the Family Welfare Reform Act of 1987 and agreed to a conference.

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H4717-H4748. The House passed H.R. 3893, to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act relating to the removal of asbestos in the nation’s schools.

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H4479-H4532. The House passed H.R. 4781, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 1989. The House also passed H.R. 4150, the Postal Reorganization…

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H4355-H4429. The House disagreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 4567, to make appropriations for energy and water development for fiscal year 1989, and agreed to a…

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H4153-H4178. The House voted to suspend rules and passed ten sundry measures.

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H4074-H4136. The House passed H.R. 4418, to authorize appropriations for the National Science Foundation for fiscal years 1989 and 1990.

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H4001-4072. The House voted to suspend rules and pass five bills that were debated on Tuesday, June 7. A message was read from the president wherein he transmits his proposed…

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H3651-H3722. The House passed H.R. 4387,to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1989 for intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government. The House also agreed…

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H3505-3594. By a vote of 308 to 113 the House voted to override the president’s veto of H.R. 3, the Omnibus Trade Bill, to enhance the competitiveness of American…

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H3399-H3467. The House passed H.R. 458, making appropriations for the legislative branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1989.

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H3273-H3354. The House passed H.R. 4567, granting appropriations for energy and water development for fiscal year 1989.

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H3032-H3043. The House voted to suspend rules in order to pass six sundry measures.

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H2984-H3031. The House continued consideration of H.R. 2464, the Defense Authorization Bill.

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    House Session

    CR, pp. H2493-H2540. Representative-elect Jim McCrery of Louisiana was administered the oath of office by the speaker. The House debated H.R. 4264, the Defense Authorization Bill,…

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