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  • Congressional Reaction to Tower Commision Report
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    Congressional Reaction to Tower Commision Report

    Members of the House and Senate made statements and responded to questions about the Tower Commission Report on the Iran-Contra Affair on the day it was released. This is a selection of…

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  • Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview Part 2
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    Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Arlen Specter left the United States Senate in 2011 after a 30 year career. Soon afterwards, he sat down for a series of extended oral history interviews with the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Specter reflects on events that take him…

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  • emLife Among the Cannibalsem
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    Life Among the Cannibals

    Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter talked about his political career, during which he changed from the Republican to Democratic Party, and the split between old guard members of his…

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  • Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview Part 4
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    Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 4

    In his 30 years representing Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate, Arlen Specter participated in the confirmation hearings of 14 U.S. Supreme Court nominees. Soon after leaving the Senate in…

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  • Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview Part 5
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    Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 5

    Arlen Specter left the United States Senate in 2011 after a 30 year career. Soon afterwards, he sat down for a series of extended oral history interviews with the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Specter reflected on…

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  • Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview Part 6
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    Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 6

    Arlen Specter left the United States Senate in 2011 after a 30 year career. Soon afterwards, he sat down for a series of extended oral history interviews with the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Specter reflects…

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  • Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview Part 3
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    Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 3

    Arlen Specter left the United States Senate in 2011 after a 30 year career. Soon afterwards, he sat down for a series of extended oral history interviews with the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Specter reflects…

    190 views
  • Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview Part 1
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    Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Arlen Specter left the United States Senate in 2011 after a 30 year career. Soon afterwards, he sat down for a series of extended oral history interviews with the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Specter reflects on…

    331 views
  • emLife Among the Cannibalsem
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    Life Among the Cannibals

    Former Senator Arlen Specter talked about his new book, Life Among the Cannibals, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He discussed the title of his book, his…

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  • 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.…

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  • Korean War 60th Anniversary Commemoration
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    Korean War 60th Anniversary Commemoration

    Congressional leaders spoke at a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of beginning of the Korean War. The event took place in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol.

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  • Senator Specter Farewell Address and Tribute
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    Senator Specter Farewell Address and Tribute

    Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) gave his farewell speech. Senator Specter was a Democrat from 1951 to 1965, then a Republican from 1965 until 2009, when he switched back to the Democratic…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia.

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  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement
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    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement

    Deputy Assistant Attorney General Greg Andres and international criminal law attorneys testified on the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The law, passed in 1977, made it…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    Senator-elect Mark Kirk was sworn in as the senator from Illinois to fill the seat held by Roland Burris following the election of President Barack Obama.

    View in Congressional Chronicle1,368 views
  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    Senator Joe Manchin was sworn in as the senator from West Virginia to fill the seat vacated by the death of former Senator Robert Byrd. Senator Christopher Coons was sworn in as the junior…

    View in Congressional Chronicle984 views
  • Reporting and Investigation of Rape Cases
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    Reporting and Investigation of Rape Cases

    Witnesses testified about government information gathering of rape data on reported rapes and victimization surveys. They focused on problems in data gathering as well as the need to…

    1,534 views
  • Stem Cell Research
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    Stem Cell Research

    Witnesses testified at the first congressional hearing on stem cells research since Judge Royce Lamberth banned funding for embryonic stem cell research and the Appellate Court’s stay of…

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  • Public Health Threat Preparedness
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    Public Health Threat Preparedness

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and others testified about the government’s plan for developing medicines to combat public health threats such as pandemic flu and…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

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