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    Electoral College Vote Count in Congress

    David Hawkings previewed a joint meeting of Congress to certify the results of the Electoral College vote.

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    Bipartisanship and the Trump Presidency

    Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle (D) and Trent Lott (R) offered suggestions for bipartisanship in the upcoming Congress and Trump presidency. “Beyond the Crisis Point with Former…

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    2016 Election Impact

    Panelists analyzed the 2016 election results and the impact on the government. Topics discussed included polling accuracy, what to expect from President-elect Trump, and what to expect from Congress in…

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    House Democrats' Sit-in on Gun Legislation

    David Hawkings talked about the week’s sit-in by House Democrats on the House floor in an effort to force House Republicans to allow a vote on gun control legislation.

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    David Hawkings on the Congressional Agenda

    David Hawkings talked about the congressional agenda. Topics included the Senate vote to advance to debate on a trade promotion authority (TPA) bill, concerns by some House Republicans about…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the previous-day announcement by the U.S. military that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been charged with desertion. Sergeant Bergdahl left his Army post in…

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    David Hawkings on Congressional Operations

    David Hawkings talked about the day-to-day operations in the House and Senate and the role of different officials, including the parliamentarian, the clerk of the House, and sergeant at…

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    Midterm Election Results, Congressional Restructuring

    Panelists talked about the structure of the 114th Congress, who might chair key committees, and how Republicans and President Obama might deal with issues such as health care and immigration.…

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    David Hawkings on Effectiveness of Congress

    David Hawkings spoke by phone about the various ways to judge the effectiveness of members of Congress. He also spoke about his blog post on the productivity of the 113th Congress, the most…

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