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    The Speaker Orders the Cameras to Pan the Chamber

    Speaker O’Neill’s words were taken down when he answered Rep. Gingrich (R-GA) on the floor concerning the Speaker’s decision to order the cameras to pan the chambers…

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    Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Reactions

    Participants spoke to the press after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The case addresses campaign finance laws and the 2002…

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    Senate Filibuster Rule

    Bob Edgar talked about Common Causes’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Senate filibuster rule, which has been invoked with increasing frequency since 1981, and even…

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    March on Washington Anniversary Rally

    Participants talked about the legacy of the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr. at a rally to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington in which…

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    College Graduates

    College education and the impact of your degree on the workforce was discussed along with answering viewers questions regarding the daily news headlines.

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    Iranian Nuclear Development Programs

    Panelists talked about the potential threat of a nuclear Iran. Topics included Iran’s nuclear program, U.S. foreign policy with Iran, and options for a diplomatic…

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    Abolishing the Electoral College

    A panel discussion was held on the National Popular Vote Plan. Under the plan states would join a binding agreement to allocate all of their electoral votes to the candidate who…

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    Campaign Finance Laws

    Participants talk about Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and its impact on business corporations, unions, and nonprofit organizations. Following their remarks they…

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    Donor Influence on the White House

    Bob Edgar talked about campaign donor groups' shift in focus from winning campaigns to advocating for policy. One of the examples he cited was Organizing for Action, which was formed…

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    Military Weapon Systems

    Members debated the merits of proposed military weapon systems.

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    House Highlight

    The House met debated various legislation.

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    Indiana Election Results Dispute Part 3

    The House continued to consider whether to seat Rick McIntyre, an Indiana Republican who was certified to have won by a narrow margin on election night. The House refused to seat Rick…

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    Voter Fraud Allegations

    Spokesmen and advocates for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) responded to allegations of fraudulent voter registration. They characterized the…

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    Social Security

    Americans United to Protect Social Security held a rally on Capitol Hill to oppose Bush administration efforts to privatize Social Security.

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    Weapon System Debate

    The House debated limiting funding of certain weapon systems, the use of weapon systems under the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and whether the weapon systems remain useful defensively…

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    Hazardous-Waste Cleanup Program

    The House debated the hazardous-waste cleanup program. Amendments that were debated included legislation concerning the public accountability of chemical emissions, that allows…

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    The Future of Election Reform

    Professor Pastor, executive director of the the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform, talked about the state of election reform. Following his remarks, panelists…

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    Appropriation Measures

    The House debated various appropriation measures.

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    Opposition to War in Iraq

    Former members of congress spoke about their opposition to war with Iraq. Following prepared remarks, they responded to questions from the audience.

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    Opposition to War in Iraq

    Representatives from several organizations announced a coalition of groups to oppose any potential war in Iraq. Following the announcement they answered questions from reporters.

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