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    Newsmakers with Grover Norquist

    Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, discussed the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to agree…

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    Senate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Extension

    Russell Berman was interviewed via Skype about the Senate vote to extend emergency unemployment benefits.

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    House Debt Ceiling Bill

    Russell Berman talked about House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to allow a vote to raise the debt ceiling in a “clean” bill, i.e., containing no policy…

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    Congressional Agenda

    Russell Berman previewed the week in Congress. He was interviewed by phone.

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    Newsmakers Representative Tom Price

    Representative Tom Price (R-GA), a surgeon and the Republican Policy Committee chair, talked about his party’s perspective on the 2010 health care law. He also discussed tax…

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    Newsmakers With Representative Jim Jordan

    Representative Jim Jordan talked about the strength of the study committee within the House Republican Conference, its relationship with the tea party movement, and the debate over cutting…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the 113th Congress.
    Russell Berman talked about House Republicans pulling the Transportation and HUD funding bill off the docket for floor…

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    House Vote on Tax Cut and Unemployment Benefits

    Russell Berman was interviewed by phone on the delay by the House of Representatives on further action on the tax cuts and jobless benefits bill. 

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    Congress and the Federal Budget

    Russell Berman was interviewed by phone about the House Republican alternative budget plan (H.R. 4966) to the 2011 Budget Control Act. H.R. 4966 would replace defense cuts included in…

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    Newsmakers with Jim Jordan

    Republican Study Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) talked about the reasons he supports House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan’s fiscal year 2013 budget plan, which was passed by the…

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    Republican Immigration Efforts

    Russell Berman reported on the Republican Party’s immigration agenda.

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    Current News Events

    Aamer Madhani and Russell Berman talked about the political and foreign policy news of the week, including China President Hu Jintao’s visit to the U.S. and Republican attempts to…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA)

    Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA), the new chair of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), discussed congressional debate over spending and taxes and other topics, including energy policy…

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    Debt and Deficit Negotiations

    Russell Berman was interviewed by phone about the status of talks between President Obama and congressional leaders to reach an agreement on the budget deficit and national debt reduction.

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    Continuing Resolution Negotiations

    Russell Berman spoke by phone about the latest in negotiations on a continuing resolution for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 and the potential of a government shutdown.

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    House Agenda

    Russell Berman spoke by phone about ongoing House work on the continuing resolution, the spending bill to fund the federal government through the end of fiscal year 2011. Topics included…

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    House Contempt Vote on Attorney General Holder

    Russell Berman was interviewed by phone about the House vote later in the morning to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. He also talked about congressional work…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the tax cut bill passing the House and the spending bill failing in the Senate.
    Russell Berman spoke by phone action in the lame-duck…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the approaches being considered by congressional leaders to raising the debt ceiling and reducing the long term budget deficit .
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for comments on President Obama’s announcement that military trials will resume at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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