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  • Former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker on His Career and the Senate
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    Senate Leader Lecture - Howard Baker

    Howard Baker (R-TN), Senate majority leader from 1981 to 1985, offered his thoughts on Senate leadership and what made the chamber work. He also reflected on his first trip to the Senate in…

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  • Howard Baker Jr Oral History Interview
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    Howard Baker, Jr. Oral History Interview

    Former Senator Howard Baker, Jr., talked about his career. He also talked about the career of former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS). This never-before-aired interview with historian Richard…

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  • Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman
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    Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman

    Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a…

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  • Tribute to Former Senators Howard Baker and Bob Dole
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    Tribute to Former Senators Howard Baker and Bob Dole

    The Bipartisan Policy Center paid tribute to “A Century of Service” by two of the center’s founders. From military service to careers in elected office, the combined public service of…

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  • Memorial Service for Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger
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    Memorial Service for Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger

    Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger died June 2011 in Charlottesville, Virginia after suffering a short illness. He was the former secretary of state in the George H.W. Bush…

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  • Bipartisanship and Political Discourse
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    Bipartisanship and Political Discourse

    Former President Jimmy Carter and former Tennessee Senator Howard Baker talked about bipartisanship in the current political climate. They focused on a variety of issues including the…

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  • Senate Party Leaders of the 20th Century
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    Senate Party Leaders of the 20th Century

    Russell Long moderated a session focused on Senate party leaders from 1953 to 1977. Panelists discussed Lyndon Johnson, Everett Dirksen, and Mike Mansfield. The symposium marked the end of…

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  • White House Organization and Reorganization
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    White House Organization and Reorganization

    Former White House chiefs of staff spoke about the duties and responsibilities of the office during periods of transition in the middle of a president’s term. Among the issues they…

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  • Politics and Humor
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    Politics and Humor

    As part of a conference titled, “Votes and Jokes: Laughter and America’s Political Personality,” the participants examined both the humor used by politicians and the political commentary of…

    240 views
  • Civic Engagement
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    Civic Engagement

    Former Senator Thompson talked to students and faculty about public service in American life, his experiences in government, and the importance of civic engagement to the strength of the…

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  • Olympic Site Selection Process
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    Olympic Site Selection Process

    Witnesses testified about reforms undertaken by the International Olympic Committee to prevent corruption and ensure that cities bidding for the Olympic Games are given a fair chance. The…

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  • Inside Congress
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    Inside Congress

    Coverage of the 104th Congress included a review of the week’s events on Capitol Hill, visits with Representative-elect John Hayworth and retiring Representative JJ Pickle, and interviews…

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  • Inside Congress
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    Inside Congress

    Coverage of the 104th Congress included a review of the week’s events on Capitol Hill. Other topics included interviews with Representative-elect Myrick, Senator-elect Inhofe, and former…

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  • Tribute to Robert Michel
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    Tribute to Robert Michel

    Prominent Republicans paid tribute to Congressman Michel who is not seeking re-election at the conclusion of this congressional term. Speakers praised his life and accomplishments which…

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  • Women in Politics and Journalism
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    Women in Politics and Journalism

    The panelists discussed whether women have truly changed the face of American politics. Participants include elected officials and journalists. The participants discussed changes in the…

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  • US Capitol Bicentennial Celebration
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    U.S. Capitol Bicentennial Celebration

    Mr. Lamb emceed a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol celebrating the 200th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for the U.S. Capitol. The ceremony came the night before the 200th anniversary which…

    297 views
  • Global Political Issues
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    Global Political Issues

    Former Senator Baker, Mr. Salinger, and former Ambassador Kirkpatrick discussed current political issues in the U.S. and around the world. Issues brought up in the discussion included…

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  • First 100 Days
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    First 100 Days

    Members of Congress and representatives of the administration discussed the first 100 days of the Clinton administration, including his successes and failures with Congress. Issues raised in the speakers'…

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  • 1992 Presidents Dinner
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    1992 President's Dinner

    Republican party leaders appeared at a Republican party campaign fundraiser at the Washington Convention Center.

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  • Policies of the Bush Administration
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    Policies of the Bush Administration

    Mr. Sununu delivered a dinner speech to the Freedom Forum, a group which describes itself as a financially independent, non-partisan international organization dedicated to free press, free…

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