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  • Hearing Examines Border Security Technology
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    Border Security Technology

    Homeland Security officials with the Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection agencies testified at a hearing on the various technologies they were using to secure the nation’s borders.…

  • Emotion in Foreign Policy
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    Emotion in Foreign Policy

    Historians look at emotion in foreign policy and the role it played in the career of Cold War diplomat George F. Kennan, one of America’s strongest advocates for using a containment policy…

  • emPatriotic Betrayalem
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    Patriotic Betrayal

    Karen Paget talked about her book Patriotic Betrayal: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism, in which she recounts the Central…

  • IranContra Investigation Day 28 Part 1
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 28 Part 1

    Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North was questioned further by committee members, including Representative Boland on the Boland amendment. The committee chairs then directed summary statements to Lieutenant…

  • IranContra Investigation Day 27
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 27

    Questioning of Oliver North continued, with many members of the committee making statements concerning patriotism, democracy, and the lessons of the Iran-Contra affair.

  • Washington Journal Randy Capps Discusses the Increase in LowSkilled Worker Visas
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    Randy Capps on Low-Skilled Worker Visas

    Randy Capps talked about the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement that the number of H-2B visas for the second half of 2017 would be increasing by 15,000.

  • Experts Tell Senate Panel New AUMF is Needed for Military Action in Syria
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    Authorization for the Use of Military Force

    Former George W. Bush and Obama administration officials testified at a hearing on the legal issues of congressional authorizations for the use of military force (AUMF) overseas. The…

  • Senators Durbin and Graham Reintroduce DREAM Act
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    Immigration Legislation

    Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Dream Act of 2017, a bill allowing certain undocumented immigrant students to have a path toward U.S. citizenship. The…

  • Heather Nauert Briefs Reporters on Irans Compliance with Nuclear Deal
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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Heather Nauert updated reporters on economic sanctions on Iran. One day earlier, the White House certified that Iran was in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) but expressed…

  • Senate Hearing Examines Problem of Visa Overstays
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    Visa Overstays Review

    Homeland Security Department representatives from various divisions testified at a hearing on visa overstays and the national security implications. The witnesses talked about some of the pilot…

  • Washington Journal Brandon Judd Discusses Border Security
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    Brandon Judd on Immigration and Border Security

    Brandon Judd talked about the Trump administration’s approach to border security. Mr. Judd is president of the National Border Patrol Council, the labor union that represents U.S. Border…

  • IranContra Investigation Day 25
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 25

    North reads his opening statement, which he had not been able to read on his first day of testimony because the statement had not been made available to the committee 48 hours in advance. North…

  • IranContra Investigation Day 23
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 23

    Oliver North was sworn in by Senator Inouye. Oliver North testified that he had authority and approval from his superiors for all his activities. North maintained that he assumed…

  • Race Religion and Immigration
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    Race, Religion, and Immigration

    Panelists talked about the effects of race, ethnicity, and religion on policies such as affirmative action and immigration. This forum was part of a series of discussions on the state of…

  • Immigration Laws
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    Immigration Laws

    State legislators from Texas, Arizona, and California, as well as civil rights attorneys and a Texas sheriff talked about immigration laws around the country. Topics included the…

  • White House Discussion on Immigration Crime and Deportation Policy
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    White House Discussion on Immigration, Crime and Deportation Policy

    President Trump met with the families of people killed by undocumented immigrants. At the time of the meeting, Congress was considering two immigration-related pieces of legislation, Kate’s Law…

  • IranContra Affair
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    Iran-Contra Affair

    Douglas Rossinow talked about the Iran-Contra affair. The scandal stemmed from Reagan administration officials funding of the Contras, who were fighting against the Sandinista regime in…

  • Washington Journal Avideh Moussavian Discusses Immigration Actions
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    Avideh Moussavian Discusses Immigration Actions

    Avideh Moussavian talked about the Trump administration travel ban implementation and legislative actions against sanctuary cities.

  • Senator Coons and Madeleine Albright Discuss US Role in Global Diplomacy
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    National Security Forum, Senator Coons and Madeleine Albright

    Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about the United States' role in global diplomacy and foreign relations. This program was part of a House…

  • Brookings Institution Forum Examines US Global Image
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    Global Perceptions of the United States

    The Brookings Institution hosted a panel discussion on global perceptions of the U.S. following the release of a new Pew Research study examining America’s global image in regions such as…

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