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  • Reading of the US Constitution
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    Reading of the U.S. Constitution

    In celebration of Constitution Day, dignitaries and faculty and students of Georgetown University participate in a dramatic reading of the U.S. Constitution, which was signed on September…

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  • Election of the President by Popular Vote
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    Election of the President by Popular Vote

    Participants spoke to reporters about a proposal to change election laws in several states in order to ensure that the outcome of presidential elections reflected the popular vote. They…

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  • Report on Minority Voters
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    Report on Minority Voters

    The panelists discuss the findings of a new report, “Protecting Minority Voters,” and how these findings will affect the civil rights community. They also talked about their experiences at…

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  • Improving Public Education
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    Improving Public Education

    A national task force, Campaign for America’s Future, announced its education policy recommendations, entitled “Getting Smarter, Becoming Fairer: A Progressive Education Agenda for a Stronger…

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  • Discrimination in Voting Historical Overview
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    Discrimination in Voting: Historical Overview

    The National Commission on the Voting Rights Act convened its first hearing as part of a nationwide series to examine the impending reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act. The privately…

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  • Discrimination in Voting Role of the Justice Dept
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    Discrimination in Voting: Role of the Justice Dept.

    The Commission convened its first hearing as part of a nationwide series to examine the impending reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act. The witnesses focused on the role of the Justice…

    104 views
  • Opposition to War in Iraq
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    Opposition to War in Iraq

    Former members of congress spoke about their opposition to war with Iraq. Following prepared remarks, they responded to questions from the audience.

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  • Bipartisan Opposition to Senate Filibuster
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    Bipartisan Opposition to Senate Filibuster

    This was a news conference held by an organization called Action, Not Gridlock! It describes itself as a nonprofit educational group. More than a dozen former senators, representatives,…

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  • Homosexuals in the Military
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    Homosexuals in the Military

    Participants discussed the president’s decision to lift the ban on homosexuals in the military. They supported the president’s original effort to totally eliminate the ban and feel that…

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  • The Impact of Christian Conservatives
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    The Impact of Christian Conservatives

    Political scholars and public policy specialists spoke in a forum to a class attending the Campaign Management Institute on the effect of the religious right on the Republican Party and the 1992…

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  • A Progressive Republican Agenda for Congress
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    A Progressive Republican Agenda for Congress

    Former Rep. Smith, president of the Ripon Society, former Rep. Frenzel, former Rep. Buchanan, and spoke at a news conference to introduce the Ripon Society’s legislative recommendations for…

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  • National Arts Endowment Appropriations AM
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    National Arts Endowment Appropriations A.M.

    The subcommittee heard testimony from artists, state and local officials on the fiscal year 1993 appropriation for the National Endowment for the Arts. The newly appointed head of the NEA…

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  • Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7 Part 6
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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 7, Part 6

    Representatives of civil rights organizations opposed the confirmation of Judge Thomas. Mr. Buchanan felt that Judge Thomas was hostile to Supreme Court precedents and to the U.S. Congress. Other…

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  • Election Discussion
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    Election Discussion

    Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Viguerie discussed the impact of the 1990 elections on various groups of Americans. They explained the role of each party’s support of candidates who ran for election.

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  • Childrens Values
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    Children's Values

    The commission discussed a variety of issues concerning children’s values and their formation.

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  • National Endowment for the Arts Funding
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    National Endowment for the Arts Funding

    The subcommittee heard testimony from several businessmen and members of the art community. A videotape of a ballet performance was shown during Ms. Levitzky’s testimony. Mr. White Eagle…

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  • National Endowment for the Arts Funding
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    National Endowment for the Arts Funding

    The committee heard from a number of people in the art world and from representatives of consumer groups. At issue was whether federal funds should be used to support art work that may be…

    272 views
  • Civil Rights Act of 1990 Part 1
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    Civil Rights Act of 1990, Part 1

    The House Education and Labor Committee met with the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights to hear testimony on the Civil Rights Act of 1990.

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  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    The committee discussed campaign finance reform legislation and proposals. The committee considered ways to amend the enforcement provisions of current legislation to provide for the…

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  • Learning and Literacy
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    Learning and Literacy

    The education task force meeting is a follow-up to the “Education Summit” held between President Bush and the nation’s governors in September.

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