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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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    Supreme Court Nominees, Part 2

    As lawmakers debated the future of Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination, C-SPAN presented past speeches on the nomination process by then-Senators Joe Biden (D-DE) and Barack Obama…

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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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    Congressional Select Committees

    David Hawkings talked about the history of congressional select committees. The House had voted the previous week to create a House Select Committee that would investigate the September 11,…

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    President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    David Hawkings was interviewed by phone about President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget request.

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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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    David Hawkings on Senate Agenda

    David Hawkings spoke about the nomination fight in the Senate and the 2014 Omnibus appropriations bill that was being crafted as the final step to avoid a government shutdown in January.

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    David Hawkings on Kennedy Assassination

    David Hawkings talked about his Roll Call article, “How the Capitol Turned the Day JFK Died.” He also discussed White House and Washington, D.C., preparations the president’s state funeral.…

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    David Hawkings on Debt Ceiling and Government Shutdown Deal

    David Hawkings was interviewed by telephone about the bill passed by the House and Senate to re-open the federal government and raise the debt ceiling. He previewed negotiations between…

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    David Hawkings on the Government Shutdown

    David Hawkings, speaking by phone, talked about the latest information on the second day of the federal government shutdown.

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    Senate Vote on the House Continuing Resolution

    David Hawkings was interviewed by phone about the likelihood of a government shutdown.

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    2012 Election Review

    Panelists discussed the 2012 election results, focusing on the presidential race, including an in-depth look at the demographic breakdown of voter turnout and what the implications of the post-election statistics are on…

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    Guide to the 113th Congress

    Panelists talked about upcoming leadership elections and likely committee assignments in both the House and Senate for the 113th Congress. Topics included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s future, possible replacements for…

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    2012 Election and the Lame-Duck Congress

    Panelists talked about issues facing the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress, as well as what the first 100 days of the 113th could include. They focused on the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget…

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