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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Is the U.S. military effort against ISIS* working?” Niels Lesniewski, speaking by phone, previewed the week…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “How much influence should Congress have over negotiations with Iran?” Niels Lesniewski, speaking by phone,…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Ben Cardin

    Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) talked by remote video about foreign policy issues facing Congress, including negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program and Congress' role in approving the…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “How much should Congress be involved in U.S. foreign…

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    Open Phones on Homeland Security Funding

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on funding for the Department of Homeland Security. CQ Roll Call's Niels Lesniewski also spoke about the issue.

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer calls reacting to President Obama’s $4 trillion fiscal year 2016 budget proposal. Niels…

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    Tax Reform and Congressional Agenda

    Niels Lesniewski previewed President Obama’s State of the Union address. Topics included the president’s tax reform proposal and upcoming congressional action.

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    Newsmakers with Senator John Hoeven

    Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), author of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act being considered in the Senate, talked about the legislation, President Obama’s threatened veto, and the future of…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the $1.1 trillion 2015 federal spending bill. Niels Lesniewski also spoke by phone about the legislation.  There program contains…

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    Congressional Agenda

    CQ Roll Call reporter Niels Lesniewski talked about the week ahead for Congress as lawmakers return to Washington from the 2014 Thanksgiving recess, including potential legislative action…

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    114th Congress Senate Preview

    Niels Lesniewski, speaking by phone, previewed the Senate Republican agenda for the 114 Congress.

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    Midterm Election Results, Congressional Restructuring

    Panelists talked about the structure of the 114th Congress, who might chair key committees, and how Republicans and President Obama might deal with issues such as health care and…

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    Congressional Agenda

    Niels Lesniewski talked by Skype about the remaining legislative items facing Congress ahead of adjourning for five weeks in August and again in September before the November 2014 midterm…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s remarks that Americans were “better off now than five years ago.” Niels Lesniewski spoke by phone about…

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    Newsmakers with Senator John Thune

    Senate Republican Conference Chair John Thune (R-SD) talked about the 2014 and 2016 elections and issues such as transportation funding, the economy, and Iraq. He also talked about his…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines are open for viewer comments on their message to Congress regarding Iraq. Niels Lesniewski spoke by phone the House and Senate agenda for the week, including the House…

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    Newsmakers with Senator John Hoeven

    Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) talked about possible legislative action in the Senate to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline without the president’s signature. The State Department had…

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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 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 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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