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  • Newt Gingrich Impersonation
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    Newt Gingrich Impersonation

    Comedian Chris Farley, who often portrays Speaker Newt Gingrich on "Saturday Night Live", paid a surprise visit to the House Republican Conference and did an impersonation of the speaker.

    104,319 views
  • Congressional Accountability Act
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    Congressional Accountability Act

    The participants spoke about the Congressional Accountability Act, legislation that would hold members of Congress accountable under the same laws as the rest of the American public.…

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  • Madame Chiang KaiShek Reception
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    Madame Chiang Kai-Shek Reception

    Following introductions, the former Madame Chiang spoke about the history of U.S.-Taiwan relations. Mrs. Soong is the widow of the late president of China Chiang Kai-Shek. She was first lady of…

    5,065 views
  • Spiro Agnew Bust Unveiling
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    Spiro Agnew Bust Unveiling

    The U.S. Senate dedicated a bust of former Vice President Spiro Agnew. A 1896 resolution dictates that every former vice president is entitled to a bust in the Senate wing of the Capitol.…

    2,595 views
  • Medicare Reform Disagreement
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    Medicare Reform Disagreement

    House Ways and Means Committee Democrats wanted more discussion on the Republican Medicare reform proposal. Representative Gibbons walked out of the meeting, throwing a paper on the table and calling…

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  • Rep Tauzin Party Switch
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    Rep. Tauzin Party Switch

    Following a weekend announcement that he was switching his party affiliation to Republican, Rep. Tauzin and Republican leaders talked with reporters today about his reasons for doing so. He…

    497 views
  • Government Shutdown
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    Government Shutdown

    Republican congressional leaders met with reporters to respond to President Clinton’s earlier announcement of the partial government shutdown.

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  • Aldrich Ames Spy Case
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    Aldrich Ames Spy Case

    Following a closed-door briefing by CIA Director Deutch, Senator Specter, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Vice Chairman Kerrey talked with reporters about the damage to…

    327 views
  • Circus Salute to America
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    Circus Salute to America

    In a 125th anniversary celebration, Ringling Brothers and and Barnum and Bailey Circus performed briefly before the U.S. Capitol. Members of Congress were in the audience and Washington, DC…

    325 views
  • Senate Ethics Committee Recommendation
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    Senate Ethics Committee Recommendation

    The co-chairmen announced the findings of the Senate Ethics Committee in its investigation into sexual misconduct charges against Senator Bob Packwood (R-OR). The committee found him guilty…

    174 views
  • Raoul Wallenberg Dedication
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    Raoul Wallenberg Dedication

    Participants and guests gathered to honor Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved an estimated 100,000 Hungarian Jews by threatening the Germans with postwar retribution. He…

    162 views
  • Senator Campbell Party Affiliation
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    Senator Campbell Party Affiliation

    Senators Dole, Brown and Campbell were joined by other Republican senators to announce Senator Campbell’s decision to join the Republican party. Senator Campbell is the second Democratic senator…

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  • Senate World Wide Web Page
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    Senate World Wide Web Page

    Senator Warner and Mr. Johnston talked with reporters about Senate Internet access via a World Wide Web page.

    135 views
  • Welfare Reform
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    Welfare Reform

    Various members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus talked to reporters about their opposition to Republican welfare reform. They focused on the need for “corporate welfare” reform,…

    129 views
  • Relocation of US Embassy to Jerusalem
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    Relocation of U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

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  • Reenactment of Swearingin of Senators
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    Re-enactment of Swearing-in of Senators

    This was a mock swearing-in ceremony for the opening day of the 104th Congress.

    107 views
  • Vietnam Diplomatic Relations
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    Vietnam Diplomatic Relations

    Republican representatives talked to reporters about their opposition to President Clinton’s decision to normalize relations with Vietnam.

    94 views
  • Cabinet Department Elimination Proposal
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    Cabinet Department Elimination Proposal

    The participants briefed reporters about their proposal to eliminate the departments of Commerce, Education, Energy, and Housing and Urban Development. They also took questions from the…

    92 views
  • Gay and Lesbian Issues
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    Gay and Lesbian Issues

    Mr. Sullivan spoke about the role of homosexuals in U.S. society. He has recently published a book, Virtually Normal. He talked about the process of writing the book and the reception it…

    85 views
  • World War II AfricanAmerican Veterans
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    World War II African-American Veterans

    President Clinton celebrated the history of patriotism of African-American citizens. The president said their "courage and devotion to country helped to raise the consciousness of a nation…

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