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  • Senate Session Part 2
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reached agreement on a continuing resolution to fund the government through April 15, 2011.

    View in Congressional Chronicle406,144 views
  • Senior Military Commander Nominees
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    Senior Military Commander Nominees

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for several military commanders. The commander chosen to replace General David Petraeus in Afghanistan was Lieutenant General…

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  • Mobile Technology and Privacy Industry and Consumer Officials
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    Mobile Technology and Privacy, Industry and Consumer Officials

    Industry representatives and consumer advocates testified on privacy issues surrounding smartphones, tablets and other mobile technologies. They focused on reports revealing that Apple’s…

    59,597 views
  • Constitutional Role of Judges
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    Constitutional Role of Judges

    Justices Breyer and Scalia testified on the role of judges in the American republic and democratic systems within the U.S. Question topics included the politicization of the judicial…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter began consideration of S.1867, the Department of Defense Authorization Act. Members approved a continuing resolution to…

    View in Congressional Chronicle43,504 views
  • Constitutionality of Health Care Law
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    Constitutionality of Health Care Law

    Witnesses testified about the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law. The hearing took place two days after U.S. District Court judge Roger Vinson ruled the law was unconstitutional.…

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  • Oversight of Google
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    Oversight of Google

    Witnesses testified about Google’s business practices and whether it leveraged its Internet search market power to prioritize some of its own business lines, such as YouTube, Google Books,…

    9,933 views
  • Ceremonial Swearing In for Senators
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    Ceremonial Swearing In for Senators

    Newly elected or re-elected senators posed with their families and the vice president for a photo opportunity depicting a swearing-in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber.

    8,315 views
  • Justice Department Oversight
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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified at an oversight hearing. In his opening statement Mr. Holder addressed the controversy surrounding the Fast and Furious Operation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate held four procedural votes related to fiscal year 2012 budget proposals.

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  • Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act
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    Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

    Witnesses testified for and against legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law signed by President Clinton that bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages.…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate met on a Sunday to debate and vote on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s debt reduction plan. The plan was defeated by a vote of 50 yes to 49 no. A majority of 60 was needed to…

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  • Child Abuse Issues
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    Child Abuse Issues

    Witnesses testified at a Senate hearing on existing child abuse laws and ways to improve reporting requirements. Witnesses talked about personal stories of abuse, the emotional damage abuse…

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  • Civil Rights of Muslim Americans
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    Civil Rights of Muslim Americans

    Witnesses testified on discrimination and hate crimes against Muslim Americans. Among the topics they addressed were hate speech, law enforcement practices, anti-Muslim legislative efforts…

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  • Secretary of Defense Confirmation Hearing
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    Secretary of Defense Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for CIA Director Leon Panetta to become secretary of Defense. Among the topics he addressed were troop withdrawal and transfer of…

    2,322 views
  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for one hour of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of H.R. 2354, the Energy and Water spending bill for fiscal year 2012.

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate began work on an infrastructure and transportation spending package, the second piece of President Obama’s jobs plan.

    View in Congressional Chronicle2,079 views
  • Cameras in the Supreme Court
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    Cameras in the Supreme Court

    The Senate Committee on the Judiciary heard testimony on bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Durbin and Grassley mandating the Supreme Court televise its open proceedings.…

    1,909 views
  • Mobile Technology and Privacy Government Officials
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    Mobile Technology and Privacy, Government Officials

    Government officials testified on privacy issues surrounding smartphones, tablets and other mobile technologies. They focused on reports revealing that Apple’s iPhones collected location…

    1,324 views
  • US Military Operations in Libya
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    U.S. Military Operations in Libya

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen spoke on the scope and extent of U.S. involvement in military action against the forces of Moammar…

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