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Ned McDonnell's MyC-SPAN

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    User Clip: Hooray, AMB Nikki Haley!

    5½ minute vid. in which the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. pokes the bear politely. Then she pokes the Persians directly. Too bad that this did not occur four or five years ago: http://nedmcdletters.blogspot.com/2013/08/letter-83-thoughts-on-syria-case-for.html

    • 6 minutes
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    User Clip: A Mentor's Happy Day (7 min. vid.)

    Justice Anthony Kennedy explains and then administers the 'Judicial Oath' to the newest Supreme Court member, Justice Neil Gorsuch. Justice Gorsuch had clerked for Justice Kennedy many years ago. Justice Gorsuch proves his gentlemanliness once again with his gracious remarks. Kudos to President Trump for being, well presidential, in a very partisan context.

    • 7 minutes
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    User Clip: Senator Kaine's deeper question on the Syria strike

    Vid. of three minutes and change. This will be the longer-term question dating back for twenty years at least. President Trump had opposed strikes against Syria without going to Congress.

    • 3 minutes
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    User Clip: Comments by A.G. Lynch; July 2016

    Three minute video.

    • 3 minutes
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    User Clip: Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) makes a case for a Special Prosecutor for Russian activities in 2016

    Three minute vid. from the Judiciary Committee debate and vote on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. Senator Blumenthal makes a strong case for setting up a Special Prosecutor to take up where the Intel Committees leave off, should additional investigation toward possible indictments become necessary. This issue need not be partisan as the Republicans could limit the scope of the mandate to something like a Grand Jury with evidence presented and opined for probable cause within a few months. President Trump needs to have his name cleared, if his Administration is proceed.

    • 3 minutes
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    User Clip: 2⅓ min. vid. on why H.R. 186 is wrong

    Rep. Meehan (R-PA) has called on President Trump to release his tax returns. Nevertheless, he argues eloquently on why targeting an individual's rights through legislation threatens the rule-of-law. Better to work through the legal system and, perhaps, the subpoena power of a special prosecutor should the need arise.

    • 2 minutes
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    User Clip: 2 minute vid. on Bill 186

    The Ways and Means Committee is considering a bill to force President Trump to release his tax returns. The G.O.P. has two basic reservations: (1) the danger of legislation nullifying the right of privacy of targeted individuals; and, (2) the information is likely already disclosed. This vid. lays out the second G.O.P. point eloquently.

    • 2 minutes
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    User Clip: Thank you, Messrs Alexander and Stone (2¼ min. vid.)

    Fascinating hearings on the Rusian interference in the 2016 election and other cyber threats. General Alexander relates how the U.S.G. tightened up privacy protections on the metadata collection programs without compromising the paramount national security mission. Ths story displays how mutually suspicious stake-holders can transcend their pre-wired aversions to work together for the good, if the individuals involved act honorably and speak transparently. http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/Passcode-Voices/2015/0523/Opinion-An-ex-NSA-chief-and-ACLU-adviser-can-agree-on-surveillance-reform.-Why-can-t-Congress

    • 2 minutes
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    User Clip: 3½ min. vid: a Connecticut Yankee on Colorado's Curse.

    Compelling sympathy and commitment by Senator Richard Bluemnthal (D-CT) for protecting our children from carnage; valid criticism of Judge Gorsuch's testimony. The good Judge heard Mrs Phillips's loudest grief: silent, salient sadness. Of that much, I am sure.

    • 4 minutes
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    User Clip: Seven minutes of Shame and Sorrow

    Compelling testimony from the hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch. Mothers should never have to bury a child. Sadly, many do. Yet, America can make sure that mothers never have to bury a child in the faith-shattering manner this woman had to. Please note, the testimony itself apparently does not imply how Judge Gorsuch would rule of cases involving guns out-of-control. One can only hope that the good Judge heard Mrs Phillips's mournful plea for sanity.

    • 7 minutes
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