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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the question: "What is your message to the Senate?", as the House-passed Affordable Care Act replacement bill. moved…

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    Senator Cornyn on Federal Spending

    Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke about recent tweets from President Trump advocating for a straight majority for all Senate votes and appearing to welcome a possible government…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on a question on Senate Republicans' threat to change chamber rules if Democrats block the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s to the Supreme…

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    Congressional Patriot Award

    Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke at a Bipartisan Policy Center ceremony to award him with the 2017 Congressional Patriot Award. The former vice president talked about the current political…

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    Senator Sasse Reading Washington's Farewell Address

    Senator Ben Sasses (R-NE) continued the annual tradition of reading President George Washington’s farewell address.

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    Week Ahead in Congress

    Niels Lesniewski reported by telephone on the key issues in Congress the next week, including Senate confirmation floor votes on Cabinet nominees, Tuesday’s Senate confirmation hearing for former…

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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) held a press conference to discuss the Republican legislative agenda. He answered questions on several topics including the president’s communication…

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    Week Ahead in Congress

    Burgess Everett previewed the upcoming week’s congressional agenda, including further debate on President Trump’s Cabinet nominations and a final vote on the confirmation of Steven Mnuchin,…

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    Swearing-In of Senator Luther Strange

    Senate President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch presented the certificate from Alabama for Luther Strange’s Senate appointment then swore him in. Senator Strange was accompanied by Senator Richard…

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    Senator Sessions Farewell Speech

    After the Senate confirmed his nomination to be attorney general, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) gave his final speech in the chamber before offering his resignation. He thanked his…

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    Senator Cornyn on Senator Warren's Speech

    Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) read from Rule 19's prohibition on statements that “impute to another senator, or to other senators, any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a senator” and said “that line was…

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    Senator Schumer on Senator Warren's Speech

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the Senate’s tradition of mutual respect and comity was violated by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) “selective enforcement” of Rule 19. He said Senate Republicans were…

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    Senators Daines and McConnell Rule XIX Conflict with Senator Warren

    Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), as chair of the Senate, warned Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) that she was violating Rule XIX of the Senate by impugning Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) in a speech she…

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    Minority Leader McConnell on Nuclear Option

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talked about changing the filibuster rules on federal judge nominees and most executive-office appointments.

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    Majority Leader Reid on Nuclear Option

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) talked about changing the filibuster rules on federal judge nominees and most executive-office appointments.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the question, “Is Democratic opposition to President Trump and congressional Republicans enough or not enough?”

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    Senators McConnell and Schumer on Changing Senate Rules

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talked about changing Senate rules. Senator McConnell was interviewed November 7,…

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    Preview of Senate Confirmation Votes

    Bridget Bowman talked about the Senate’s upcoming confirmation vote on former ExxonMobil Chair Rex Tillerson’s nomination to be secretary of state, as well as committee votes on other…

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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in

    Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The…

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    Senate Opening of the 115th Congress

    Vice President Biden presided as the U.S. Senate convened for the swearing-in of new and re-elected senators. Then after a quorum call, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), new Minority…

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