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  • Drinking in the Antebellum Congress
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    Drinking in the Antebellum Congress

    Professor Thomas Balcerski talked about the prevalence of drinking in both the political and social life of congressional representatives before the Civil War. This interview was recorded…

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  • emFrom Inclusion to Influenceem
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    From Inclusion to Influence

    In his book, From Inclusion to Influence: Latino Representation in Congress and Latino Political Incorporation, author Walter Wilson explored the efforts of Latinos in Congress and the importance of Latino…

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  • emCongress at Warem
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    Congress at War

    Historian Fergus Bordewich argued that Congress, led by the Republican Party, played a vital role in the Union’s victory in the Civil War.

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  • Constitutional Role of Congress
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    Constitutional Role of Congress

    The House Select Modernization of Congress Committee held a hearing to discuss Congress' constitutional role as a co-equal branch of government. During the hearing, a panel of experts…

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  • Senator Mitch McConnell Discusses Kentuckys Role in the US Senate
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    The U.S. Senate and the Commonwealth

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Roy Brownell talked bout their book, The U.S. Senate and the Commonwealth: Kentucky Lawmakers and the Evolution of Legislative Leadership,…

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  • Brendan and Timothy McNulty Recall Life and Career of Late Representative Jack Brooks
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    The Meanest Man in Congress

    Brendan and Timothy McNulty talked about their book, The Meanest Man in Congress: Jack Brooks and the Making of an American Century, in which they recalled the life and work of the late…

    545 views
  • Life and Career of Peter Rodino
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    Life and Career of Peter Rodino

    Rep. Rodino talked about his life and political career. Topics included the U.S. Constitution, his Italian background, his retirement after 40 years in Congress, and his feelings about…

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  • emRobert H Michelem
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    Robert H. Michel

    Frank Mackaman and Sean Kelly recalled the congressional tenure of the late Representative Robert Michel (R-IL), the longest-serving Republican leader of the House of Representatives.

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  • Role of Congress in National Security
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    Role of Congress in National Security

    Congressional representatives who previously served in the executive branch discussed the role of Congress in national security and foreign affairs. Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), Elissa…

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  • Senate Finance Committee Tribute
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    Senate Finance Committee Tribute

    The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted a tribute to the Senate Finance Committee. Present and past members discussed the committee’s purpose and work since it was formally created in…

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  • House Leadership Election History
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    House Leadership Election History

    Matthew Green explained how members of Congress choose their party leaders. He looked at past elections and voting patterns, and the key factors that swung votes. He is the co-author of…

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  • Political Career of Senator Burton K Wheeler
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    Political Career of Senator Burton K. Wheeler

    Journalist Marc Johnson gave an illustrated talk about U.S. Senator Burton K. Wheeler (D-Montana), who served from 1923 to 1947. He’s known for being a prosecutor in the 1920s Teapot Dome oil scandal, and…

    238 views
  • 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…

    6,846 views
  • Improving Constituent Engagement
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    Improving Constituent Engagement

    The House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress held a hearing on how technology can improve engagement with constituents. Witnesses included Congressional Management Foundation…

    843 views
  • emBarbara F Vucanovichem
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    Barbara F. Vucanovich

    Representative Barbara Vucanovich (R-NV) was Nevada’s first woman ever elected to a federal office. Her daughter and co-author, Patricia Cafferata, shared her mother’s story through her memoir, Barbara…

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  • Ellen Tauscher Memorial Service
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    Ellen Tauscher Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held at the Washington National Cathedral for Ellen Tauscher, the former Democratic California lawmaker and Obama State Department official. Former Secretary of State…

    1,949 views
  • Executive Privilege and Congressional Oversight
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    Executive Privilege and Congressional Oversight

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on executive privilege and the role that congressional oversight plays. The legal experts testifying before Congress offered their expert…

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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.

    705 views
  • 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…

    956 views
  • emEvery Day is Extraem
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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.

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