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    Senate Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Markup, Part 1

    In the first of three parts of the continuation of the previous day’s markup hearing, members debated budget policy and offered amendments as the Senate Budget Committee met to mark…

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    U.S. Poverty

    Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, co-hosts of the “Smiley and West” radio program, talked about their recently launched “Poverty Tour,” which will take them to 16 poor…

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    Jobs and Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Witnesses testified on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a way to create jobs and increase domestic energy production.
    During the hearing Representative Young (R-AK) and…

    265,286 views
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    Immigrant Farm Workers

    Witnesses spoke about the American agricultural sector’s reliance on foreign, and often undocumented, workers to pick fruit and vegetables on America’s farms. Comedy…

    236,805 views
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    Presidential Remarks at House Republican Conference

    President Obama spoke to House Republicans at their retreat in Baltimore. In his remarks he said he welcomed disagreement and debate, but called for genuine bipartisanship and asked…

    194,582 views
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    Senate Committee Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Overview

    Treasury Secretary Geithner gave an overview of President Obama’s budget proposals for fiscal year 2010. He spoke about the projected budget deficit of $1.8 trillion in fiscal 2009,…

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    Geithner and Bernanke Testimony on AIG Bonuses

    Secretary Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke testifed about a proposed regulations allowing the federal government to purchase “toxic” financial assets through a…

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    Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Hearing on Discretionary Spending

    Douglas Elmendorf testified on discretionary federal spending at a hearing of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Among the topics he addressed were defense spending, tax…

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    Secretary Geithner on the Economy and National Debt

    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner was interviewed by Politico’s Mike Allen. Among the topics he addressed were the economy, jobs, raising the debt ceiling, the scandal involving…

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    Budget Resolution Markup: Opening Statements

    Committee members made opening statements and considered amendments and changes to the fiscal year 2003 budget resolution. The proposal was labeled as a “wartime” budget…

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    Comcast and NBC Universal Merger, Part 2

    Witnesses testified about the potential impact on the media marketplace of the proposed joint venture agreement between Comcast and NBC Universal. Among the issues they addressed were…

    137,825 views
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    Live Sports Broadcasts and Piracy, Part 1

    The House Judiciary Committee looked at the piracy of live sports broadcasts over the Internet. Witnesses included officials from Major League Baseball, ESPN, Ultimate Fighting…

    95,207 views
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    Interview with Dana Perino

    Dana Perino talked about her experiences in the White house and the transition from public service to private life. During her appearance she spoke about the state of the economy,…

    95,108 views
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    Clinton Administration Appointments

    President Clinton announced three executive branch appointments: William Daley, a Chicago attorney and brother of Mayor Richard Daley, to be Secretary of Commerce, Rep. Richardson to…

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    Presidential Remarks on the Economy

    President Obama spoke about the U.S. economy, invoking Theodore Roosevelt’s populism and challenging Republican belief in trickle-down economic theory. In his remarks he said the…

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    Long-Term U.S. Economic Outlook

    Former National Debt Commission Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about some of the commission’s recommendations to balance the federal budget and improve the long-term…

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    Presidential Remarks on the Economy

    President Obama spoke to union workers on Labor Day at Laborfest in Milwaukee. He announced a long-term jobs program that would exceed $50 billion to rebuild roads, railways and…

    73,096 views
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    Postal Workers Union and the Future of Postal Service

    Cliff Guffey talked about the Postal Workers Union’s perspective on the future of the postal service. He responded to questions via Skype from students at Kankakee Valley High…

    68,314 views
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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Elizabeth Warren testified on the implementation and congressional oversight of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). CFPB was scheduled to open on July 21, 2011, and was…

    65,941 views
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    Investment Banks and the Financial Crisis, Goldman Sachs Chair and CEO

    Lloyd Blankfein testified about investment and trading activities of Goldman Sachs and other investment banks involving residential mortgage based securities and related products. In…

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