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    William Colby Church Committee Hearing

    CIA Director William Colby testified before the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, commonly known as the Church…

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    Senator Howard Baker Interview in New Hampshire

    An interview with Senator Howard Baker (R-TN) from the 1980 presidential campaign. The interview was taped by Salem High School students in New Hampshire and played on cable access in parts…

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    Senate Leader Lecture - Howard Baker

    Howard Baker (R-TN), Senate majority leader from 1981 to 1985, offered his thoughts on Senate leadership and what made the chamber work. He also reflected on his first trip to the Senate in…

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    Howard Baker, Jr. Oral History

    Former Senator Howard Baker, Jr., talked about his career. He also talked about the career of former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS). This never-before-aired interview with historian Richard…

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    White House Press Conference

    White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker talked to reporters about his first day on the job and his relationship with President Reagan. He answered their questions. Other topics included the…

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    Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman

    Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a…

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    Tribute to Former Senators Howard Baker and Bob Dole

    The Bipartisan Policy Center paid tribute to “A Century of Service” by two of the center’s founders. From military service to careers in elected office, the combined public service of…

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    Memorial Service for Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger

    Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger died June 2011 in Charlottesville, Virginia after suffering a short illness. He was the former secretary of state in the George H.W. Bush…

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    Bipartisanship and Political Discourse

    Former President Jimmy Carter and former Tennessee Senator Howard Baker talked about bipartisanship in the current political climate. They focused on a variety of issues including the…

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    Senate Party Leaders of the 20th Century

    Russell Long moderated a session focused on Senate party leaders from 1953 to 1977. Panelists discussed Lyndon Johnson, Everett Dirksen, and Mike Mansfield. The symposium marked the end of…

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    The Legacy of Churchill's Atlantic Alliance

    The panelists talked about the legacy of Winston Churchill. The panel, moderated by Bill vanden Heuval, included the son of Winston Churchill and the granddaughter of Harry Hopkins, an adviser to President Roosevelt.…

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    Senator Byrd Portrait Unveiling

    Senator Robert Byrd was honored as his portrait was unveiled in the Old Senate Chamber. He was praised by many present and former colleagues who shared reminiscences. Senator Byrd has…

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    U.S. Capitol Historical Society Dinner

    Former Senate Majority Leader Baker gave the keynote speech at a diner honoring the role and contributions of the Majority and Minority Committee Staff Directors of the Senate. His remarks…

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    Watergate: 25 Years Later

    Panelists reflected on the Watergate scandal that culminated in the resignation of President Richard Nixon. This was part of a symposium that marked the 25th anniversary of the Watergate…

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    Carter Administration and Environmental Policy

    Michael Beschloss made the opening remarks for the second day of the conference, talking about the uniqueness of the Carter campaign and victory and about some of the accomplishments of the Carter administration. Moderated by Jay Hakes,…

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    Carter Administration and Middle East Policy

    Moderated by Jon Meacham, former members of the Carter administration talked about the Middle East, defense policy, and intelligence. Topics included Carter administration peace efforts, former President Carter’s new…

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    Prosperity, Peace, and Freedom

    Participants reflected on the Reagan Administration and his views on foreign policy. They focused on the increased strength of American defenses and the fight against Communism. They also…

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    Senate Bicentennial Session

    Senators commemorated the 200th Anniversary of the Constitution, and by extension the Senate. Members convened in the Old Senate Chamber before moving to the current Chamber. The…

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    White House Organization and Reorganization

    Former White House chiefs of staff spoke about the duties and responsibilities of the office during periods of transition in the middle of a president’s term. Among the issues they…

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    Politics and Humor

    As part of a conference titled, “Votes and Jokes: Laughter and America’s Political Personality,” the participants examined both the humor used by politicians and the political commentary of…

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