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    Newsmakers with Senator Rand Paul

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) talked by video from Bowling Green, Kentucky, about investigating the terrorist attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya, the 2012 elections, including his…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Tom Coburn

    Sen. Tom Coburn talked about federal budget issues. Topics included House and Senate passage of a congressional resolution, the budget process, and sequestration budget…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Debbie Stabenow

    Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) talked about what was next on the Farm Bill, after a small part of it was passed as part of the fiscal cliff package, with the bulk of it unpassed. Some…

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    Reporter Previews Senate Filibuster Rule

    Niels Lesniewski was interviewed by phone about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s threat to invoke the “nuclear option” in an effort to end Republican filibusters on the…

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    Senate Debt Ceiling Vote

    Niels Lesniewski talked about the Senate vote to raise the debt limit bill. He explained the process that was used and why the names of senators were not called out as the vote…

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    Congressional Agenda

    Niels Lesniewski and Jennifer Bendery previewed the upcoming week in Congress, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the budget conference…

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    Newsmakers with Michael Needham

    Michael Needham, CEO of Heritage Action for America talked about his Heritage Action organization plans to promote a conservative agenda on issues such as (ACA), budget and spending,…

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    Senate Agenda

    Niels Lesniewski previewed the Senate agenda for the week.

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    Open Phones

    Viewers commented on President Obama’s cancellation of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putinat the upcoming G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg. He made the decision…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Debbie Stabenow

    Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) talked about the effort to pass a farm bill. The Senate was scheduled to vote on June 10 on a bill that included a $400…

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    Senate Block of Presidential Nominations

    Niels Lesniewski was interviewed on Skype about Republican senators blocking a vote on President Obama’s nominees for Federal Housing Finance Agency director and a Washington, D.C.,…

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    Congressional Options for the National Security Agency

    Niels Lesniewski, staff writer for Roll Call, reported by telephone on the options available for Congress to make changes at the National Security Agency (NSA) in the wake of President…

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    Congressional Agenda

    Niels Lesniewski previewed the week in Congress, and responded to viewer phone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the House vote on repealing the health care law,…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the value of bipartisanship In Congress.

    Niels Lesniewski, speaking by phone, talked about the status of House Republican negotiations on…

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    Review of Congressional Leaders' Meeting with President Obama

    Niels Lesniewski talked about President Obama’s meeting with House and Senate leaders the previous night to discuss ending the federal government shutdown.

    The interview with…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the influence of movies, television, and video games on gun violence.
    Niels Lesniewski spoke by phone about the congressional agenda for the…

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    Open Phones on Senate Budget Debate

    Niels Lesniewski talked about Senate consideration of fiscal year 2014 budget legislation. Telephone lines were open for comments on the debate and proceedings.

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    Niels Lesniewski on Tax Policy

    Neils Lesniewski spoke about congressional debate over competing tax policy proposals and extending Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans. 

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    Niels Lesniewski on Congressional Agenda

    Niel Lesniewski, speaking by phone, previewed the House and Senate agenda for the week as they attempted to wrap up business before recessing. The Senate was scheduled to be in session…

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    Senate Democratic Budget Proposal

    Niels Lesniewski talked about the Senate Democratic fiscal year 2014 budget unveiled by Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA), and shared Democratic and Republican reaction to the plan.

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