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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the legacy of astronaut and former Senator John Glenn (D-OH), who died the previous day.

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    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Farewell Speech

    Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) gave his farewell speech from the Senate floor. He was retiring after 30 years in the Senate. He told stories about his childhood growing up in Searchlight,…

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    Senator Harry Reid Portrait Unveiling

    A ceremony was held to unveil the Senate Leadership Portrait of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who was retiring after serving 30 years in the Senate. The portrait, which would hang in…

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    Senator Coats Farewell Speech and Tributes

    Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) gave his farewell speech, saying there were two issues jeopardizing the nation: the growing U.S. debt and keeping weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of…

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    Senator Cardin Tribute to Senator Barbara Boxer

    Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) paid tribute to Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA).

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    Senator Cardin Tribute to Senator Barbara Milkulski

    Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) paid tribute to Senator Barbara Milkulski (D-MD).

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    Senator Durbin Tribute to Senator Mikulski

    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) paid tribute to Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), who was retiring. Senator Durbin recalled that Senator Mikulski was one of two women Senators when she was first…

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    Majority Leader McConnell Tribute to Senators Coats and Kirk

    Majority Leader McConnell paid tribute to retiring Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) and Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), who lost in to Senator-elect Tammy Duckworth in the 2016 election. Senator McConnell highlighted Mr.…

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    Alex Rogers on the Senate Agenda

    National Journal staff correspondent Alex Rogers was interviewed by phone about the Senate’s previous-day votes on a medical innovation bill. He also discussed the latest on a continuing…

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    Senators Barry Goldwater and Carl Hayden Collections

    Rob Spindler showed items from the collections of former Senators Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) and Carl Hayden (D-AZ) that are housed at Arizona State University. Mr. Spindler showed some of the personal and…

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    Congress and Trump Administration

    Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and James Lankford (R-OK) talked about the incoming Trump administration and the role Congress would play. The panel was moderated by Dana Bash.…

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    Senate Democratic Leadership Elections

    Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke to reporters after his election by party colleagues to replace Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) as party leader in the Senate. He talked about his…

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    Jordain Carney on Senate Leadership Elections

    Jordain Carney provided an update on the Senate leadership elections in a telephone interview.

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    Hart Senate Office Building

    Don Ritchie talked about the history of the Hart Senate Office Building. He spoke about the building’s construction, its place in congressional history, and about the building’s namesake,…

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    Giants of the Senate

    Former Senators Bob Dole (R-KS) and Nancy Kassebaum (R-KS) talked about their experiences in government in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, as well as their views on Congress today. This…

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    Nancy Ognanovich on Short-Term Continuing Resolution

    Nancy Ognanovich talked about the short-term continuing resolution under consideration in the Senate. The bill would extend funding for the federal government past September 30 and includes…

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    Life and Career of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg

    Hank Meijer talked about his forthcoming book on the life and career of former Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg (R-MI). In his book, he will details the Michigan Senator’s switch from isolationism to his role in…

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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about their legislative agenda following the weekly caucus luncheons. Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he was “cautiously optimistic”…

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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters at about their legislative agenda following the weekly caucus luncheons. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Republicans had a very good…

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    Senator McConnell on the Republican Leader's Suite

    Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave a tour of some of the oldest rooms in the U.S. Capitol. He spoke about historic events that occurred in what is now the Senate Republican Leader’s Suite,…

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