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  • Judge Robert Bork Nomination
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    Bork Nomination Day 1, Part 1

    The committee begins hearings on the nomination of Judge Robert Bork to be associate justice of the Supreme Court. Former President Ford, Senators Dole and Danforth, and Congressman Fish present…

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  • Justice Thomas SwearingIn Ceremony
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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…

    782 views
  • After Words with John Danforth
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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…

    1,215 views
  • Discussion on Tax Policy and the 2016 Presidential Campaign
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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…

    308 views
  • Relationship Between Religion and Politics
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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…

    4,507 views
  • President Ronald Reagans Birthday Centennial Celebration
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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…

    1,115 views
  • Justice Department Nomination
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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.

    181 views
  • Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 1 Part 2
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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…

    663 views
  • Allegations of Fraudulent Voter Registrations
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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…

    649 views
  • National Bipartisan Forum News Conference
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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…

    168 views
  • Senator Eagleton Memorial Service
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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…

    266 views
  • Religion and Politics in America
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    Religion and Politics in America

    Panelists examined the evolving influence of religion in American politics and the role of faith in public life. Among the topics they addressed were constitutional protections of religion…

    110 views
  • Alaskan Oil Spill
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    Alaskan Oil Spill

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

    116 views
  • Presidential Health Care Proposal
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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…

    53 views
  • After Words with John Danforth
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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…

    209 views
  • CIA Director Confirmation Day 1 Part 1
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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…

    189 views
  • Muslim and Western Global Opinion Survey
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    Muslim and Western Global Opinion Survey

    The Pew Global Attitudes Project released a report titled “The Great Divide: How Westerners and Muslims View Each Other.” Following the presentation of findings Secretary Albright and…

    33 views
  • Balancing National Security and Freedom
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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…

    47 views
  • Flag Burning Amendment
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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.

    307 views
  • Religion and Faith in a Plural World
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    Religion and Faith in a Plural World

    Tom Brokaw moderated a panel discussion titled “Why God? Understanding Religion and Faith in a Plural World,” which was held in conjunction with the inauguration of the University of Notre Dame’s new…

    144 views
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