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  • Washington Journal Douglas Brinkley Discusses the History of Presidential Relations With Congress
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    Douglas Brinkley on Presidential Relations With Congress

    Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley talked about the history of presidents and their relationships with Congress.

  • John Dingell Memorial Service in Michigan
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    John Dingell Memorial Service in Michigan

    A memorial service was held in Dearborn, Michigan, for the late Representative John Dingell (D-MI), who died on February 7, 2019, at age 92. He the served in the House of Representatives from…

  • QA with Representative Jackie Speier
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    Q&A with Representative Jackie Speier

    Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) talked about her memoir Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back. In 1978, Representative Speier was a congressional staffer working for…

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    Every Day is Extra

    Former Secretary of State John Kerry discussed his memoir, Every Day is Extra, on his life and career.

  • Washington Journal David Barker  Molly Reynolds Discuss President Trump  Divided Congress
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    David Barker and Molly Reynolds on President Trump and a Divided Congress

    American University’s David Barker and Brookings' Molly Reynolds talked about how President Trump might work with a divided Congress. They also spoke about the history of presidents who…

  • Senator Daniel Inouye Oral History Interview
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    Senator Daniel Inouye Oral History Interview

    Daniel Inouye was the first Japanese American to serve in both the U.S. House and Senate. He served until his death on December 17, 2012. In this 2008 oral history, Mr. Inouye talked about…

  • African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century
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    African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott used a selection of artifacts from their collections to tell the story of black members of congress between the 1920s and the 1970s. This program draws…

  • African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century
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    African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and House curator Farar Elliott discussed the history of African Americans who served in Congress during the late 19th century.

  • Jim Wright Special Collections
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    Jim Wright Special Collections

    Jim Wright represented Texas' 12th District for thirty-four years, rising to the speakership in 1987 and eventually resigning because of an ethics investigation. Mary Saffell, senior archivist at Texas Christian…

  • emPuckem Magazine Cartoons on Congress
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    Puck Magazine Cartoons on Congress

    Michael Alexander Kahn, co-author of What Fools These Mortals Be! The Story of Puck, discussed a selection of political cartoons about the U.S. Congress. Published from 1876 to 1918, Puck was…

  • Senator Grassley on Congressional Oversight
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    Senator Grassley on Congressional Oversight

    Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) spoke about the role of congressional oversight. The Judiciary Committee chair talked about what he thought was an increasing shift in the balance of governing…

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    Lone Star Leaders

    In Lone Star Leaders: Power and Personality in the Texas Congressional Delegation, author James Riddlesperger examined the representatives that fueled Texas' political influence during the past 125 years.…

  • Beth Plemmons Testifies on US Capitol Visitor Center Operations
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    U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Operations

    Beth Plemmons, CEO of visitor services at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, testified at a House Administration Committee hearing on operations of the Center as it neared its tenth anniversary.…

  • The Weekly with Cokie Roberts
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    The Weekly with Cokie Roberts

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    ABC and NPR commentator Cokie Roberts talked about the relationships between Congress and The White House. This program is available as a C-SPAN Podcast.

  • Kentucky Lawmakers and US Senate Leadership
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    Kentucky Lawmakers and U.S. Senate Leadership

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the history of Kentucky lawmakers and how U.S. Senate leadership has changed. His speech focused on Senators Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn and Alben…

  • Legacy of Jeannette Rankin
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    Legacy of Jeannette Rankin

    Jane Armstrong Hudiburg talked about the life and legacy of suffragist, pacifist and politician Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society…

  • J William Fulbright Collection
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    J. William Fulbright Collection

    The University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collection’s Joshua Youngblood showed various images, documents, and personal items from J. William Fulbright’s career as a U.S. Senator, internationalist, and…

  • First Federal Congress
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    First Federal Congress

    Journalist Cokie Roberts moderated a discussion on the First Federal Congress at the American Historical Association annual meeting. The panel talked about the nation’s founders, including…

  • Senator Richard Pettigrew
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    Senator Richard Pettigrew

    Bill Hoskins gave a tour of former Senator Richard Pettigrew’s home. Richard F. Pettigrew was South Dakota’s first U.S. Senator and played a vital role in the development of Sioux Falls. C-SPAN’s Local…

  • emJohn William McCormackem
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    John William McCormack

    Garrison Nelson talked about his book John William McCormack: A Political Biography, in which he recalls the life of John William McCormack, who served in the House of Representatives for…

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