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    Justice Thomas Swearing-In Ceremony

    In a ceremony at the White House, Judge Thomas was sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. President and Mrs. Bush, Mrs. Thomas and some 300 friends and…

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    After Words with John Danforth

    Former Senator John Danforth (R-MO) talked about his book The Relevance of Religion. in which he looks at partisan politics. In his book, Senator Danforth argues that a sense of religion…

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    Federal Buddget and the 2016 Presidential Campaign

    Former Senators Bob Kerrey (D-NE) and Jack Danforth (R-MO) talked about Congress and the federal budget. Twenty years ago both were members of a bipartisan commission examining Social…

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    Relationship Between Religion and Politics

    Author George Will talked about the history of the relationship between religion and American politics. Mr. Will addressed students and faculty at the John Danforth Center on Religion and…

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    President Ronald Reagan's Birthday Centennial Celebration

    A celebration was held on the centennial of the birth of President Ronald Reagan on February 6, 1911. The event at the presidential library in Simi Valley, California, included presentation of…

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    Justice Department Nomination

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a nomination hearing for James Cole to become deputy attorney general. Mr. Cole was introduced by former Senator John Danforth.

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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 1, Part 2

    Senators Nunn and Fowler of Georgia, Warner and Robb of Virginia, and Bond and Danforth of Missouri presented Judge Thomas to the Judiciary Committee. Judge Thomas made an opening statement…

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    Allegations of Fraudulent Voter Registrations

    Former Senators Danforth and Rudman, co-chairs of the McCain-Palin 2008 Honest and Open Election Committee, argued that fraudulent voter registrations are disrupting the political system. They…

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    National Bipartisan Forum News Conference

    A number of prominent former and current public servants discussed ways of reintroducing bipartisan statesmanship into American political discourse. Former Senator Sam Nunn read the…

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    Senator Eagleton Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held for former U.S. Senator Thomas Eagleton, who died on March 4, 2007. He was eulogized by many dignitaries and colleagues. The service was conducted by Rev. Biondi…

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    Alaskan Oil Spill

    Committee held hearings to review the environmental and maritime implications of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    The first lady talked about the President Clinton’s health care reform proposal at a health care forum in Kansas City, Missouri. She stated that the president will not support a plan that…

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    After Words with John Danforth

    Former Senator Danforth discussed his book, Faith and Politics: How the ‘Moral Values’ Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together, published by Viking. He criticized the religious Right and made…

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    CIA Director Confirmation Day 1, Part 1

    The committee heard testimony in the first day of confirmation hearings for Deputy National Security Adviser Robert Gates, nominated to become Director of Central Intelligence. Mr. Gates…

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    Balancing National Security and Freedom

    Leon Panetta moderated a discussion between former U.S. Senator and Majority and Minority Leader Tom Daschle and former U.S. Senator and U.N. Ambassador John Danforth. This final event in the Leon…

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    Flag Burning Amendment

    In an excerpt from the floor of the Senate on Flag Day, members offered their opinions on a proposed constitutional amendment to make illegal flag burning and desecration.

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    Vice President Quayle 1992 Acceptance Speech

    Dan Quayle accepted his party’s nomination for vice president on the final night of the 1992 Republican National Convention. A short video introduction before his remarks described his life…

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    Special Envoy News Conference

    Former Senator Danforth briefed reporters on his recent trip to Sudan and about his efforts to build peace in the region. Following his remarks he answered questions from the reporters.

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    Senator Danforth Retirement

    Senator Danforth discussed his decision to retire and his 18 year- career in the Senate.

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    Support for Judge Thomas Confirmation

    Sen. Danforth, chief Senate sponsor and former boss of Supreme Court Nominee Clarence Thomas, held a news conference in the U.S. Capitol to distribute material supporting Judge Thomas and…

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