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  • Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell on His Career and the Senate
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    Senate Leader Lecture - George Mitchell

    Former Senator Mitchell spoke about democracy and the rule of law, particularly as they related to U.S. history and ancient history as well as the recent agreement reached in Northern…

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  • Former Senate Majority Leader Senator Robert Dole on His Career and the Senate
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    Senate Leader Lecture - Bob Dole

    In often humorous remarks, former Senate Majority Leader Dole spoke about his Senate career, the collegial nature of the Senate, and several colleagues who influenced him. The senator also gives his…

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  • Senator Robert Byrd on the History of the Senate
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    Senate Leader Lecture - Robert Byrd

    Senator Byrd (D-WV) spoke about the history of the Senate and its role in American society. He specifically discussed the powers and responsibilities bestowed on senators by the Constitution,…

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    Nelson Mandela was honored by American leaders for his effort to promote racial equality in South Africa. They praised him for continual work for freedom and the end to apartheid. For his…

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  • Fmr Vice Pres Walter Mondale
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    Senate Leader Lecture

    Former Democratic Senator and Vice President Mondale described about his experiences in the Senate and the vice presidency. He also talked about the rules of debate in the Senate. This was the…

    1,701 views
  • Congressional Gold Medal Awards
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    Congressional Gold Medal Awards

    Former President Gerald and Mrs. Betty Ford were presented with the Congressional Gold Medal Award for their service to the nation. Former President Ford was honored for healing the nation after…

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  • Terrorist Attacks in US
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    Terrorist Attacks in U.S.

    At 7:15 p.m. EDT members of Congress gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. The buildings had been closed earlier in the day because of the threat of attack. Congressional leaders spoke about the…

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  • Senator Tom Daschle Portrait Unveiling
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    Senator Tom Daschle Portrait Unveiling

    The U.S. Senate Commission on Art presented a portrait of former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle in the Old Senate Chamber. Current and former Senate leaders spoke about Senator…

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  • Budget Issues
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    Budget Issues

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  • Medicare Legislation Vote
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    Medicare Legislation Vote

    Democratic senators responded to the passage of the Medicare bill with warnings that it is inadequate and that seniors would soon demand revisions. After their remarks the senators answered…

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  • Senate Democratic Leadership Elections
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    Senate Democratic Leadership Elections

    Newly elected Minority Leader Daschle and other Senate Democratic leaders talked to reporters about the Democratic agenda as a minority party. They also took questions from the press.…

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  • Capitol Security
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    Capitol Security

    Senator Daschle, Lt. Nichols, and Dr. Eisold spoke to reporters about security in the Capitol after a member of Senator Daschle’s staff opened a letter with a powdery substance that was delivered…

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  • Rare Senate Ledger
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    Rare Senate Ledger

    Senator Daschle and Mr. Baker spoke to reporters about the discovery of several old ledgers dating from 1791 to 1881 in which were recorded the expenses of the Senate. The first volume also…

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    Congress honored Rosa Parks for her courage when she defied authority by refusing to relinquish her seat on a bus to a white man in 1955 and her advocacy of civil rights since then. Ms. Parks…

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    President Bush and lawmakers paid tribute to Dorothy Height for work on behalf of civil rights. Ms. Height then spoke about her experiences as she accepted the Congressional Gold Medal.

    203 views
  • Manufacturing Issues
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    Manufacturing Issues

    Democratic lawmakers talked about the manufacturing industry, outsourcing of U.S. jobs, global trade agreements, and tax relief for business employing U.S. citizens.

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  • Senate Agenda
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    Senate Agenda

    Senator Daschle reminisced about former President Reagan. He also talked about the Senate agenda for the week. Following prepared remarks, the senator responded to questions from reporters.

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  • emBrown v Board of Educationem Anniversary
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    Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary

    Congressional Democrats hosted an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case that ended school segregation in the U.S. Rep. Cummings,…

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  • Democratic Agenda and 2004 Election
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    Democratic Agenda and 2004 Election

    Following the Senate Democratic luncheon Senator Kerry said that his colleagues were enthusiastic about his presidential campaign as the presumptive nominee. Topics included criticism of President…

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  • Senate Minority Leader News Conference
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    Senate Minority Leader News Conference

    Senator Daschle and governor Vilsack spoke to reporters about a number of issues including a proposed amendment to the Constitution defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman,…

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