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    Governing Style of Senator Kerry

    Panelists discussed the policies a potential Kerry Administration might put forward. They analyzed Senator Kerry’s record on a number of domestic and foreign policy issues and compared them…

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    Watergate's Effect on Washington

    The Washington Journal focused on the Watergate scandal and how it has affected Washington, discussing how Congress, the media, the Presidency, lobbyists and campaigns operate differently -…

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    News Review

    Mr. Walker and Mr. Downey offer Republican and Democratic perspectives on headline news stories. They both responded to audience phone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    Covering Congress

    Moderator Pergram is an adjunct professor with Miami University of Ohio’s Washington Program for communication and political science students.

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    Presidential Candidates and the Cable Industry

    Former representatives spoke about potential outcomes of the 2000 election. Among the topics they addressed were control of the House of Representatives, how control of the House would…

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    Congressional Pay Raise

    Mr. Ruskin and Mr. Downey debated whether members of Congress should receive a 2.8 percent pay raise and took viewer calls.

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    Washington Journal: Thursday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

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    Washington Sunday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    104th Congress

    Participants discussed whether and how the 104th Congress has created perceived any changes in the way Congress operates.

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    Entitlement and Tax Reform

    This was the last hearing of the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement. The goal of the commission was to recommend ways to help control entitlement spending. Some approaches include cutting…

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    Congressional Media Coverage

    The guests discussed the recent book co-edited by Mann, Congress, the Press, and the Public. Mr. Mann explained his statement that “Congress is under seige,” citing partisan bickering, the…

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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

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    Federal Entitlements and Welfare Reform

    Senators Kerrey and Danforth gave brief statements on entitlements prior to the panel discussion moderated by Katie Couric. Panelists discussed reform of the welfare system and changes that…

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    Clinton Presidential Transition

    Rep. Downey, health policy director for the Clinton presidential transition, discussed the progress of the transition, and reflected on his career in the House of Representatives. Rep.…

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    House Session

    H.R. 5368: A bill to make appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs. H.R. 5504: A bill to make appropriations for the Department of Defense. H.C.Res. 376: A resolution to provide for the preparation of official duplicates of certain legislative papers. S. 776: A bill to provide for improved energy effeciency. H.R. 5013:…

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    House Session

    H.Res. 591: A resolution to waive the requirement of clause 4(b), rule eleven, against consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules. S. 1696: A bill to…

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    House Session

    HR 3603: A bill to promote family preservation and the prevention of foster care with emphasis on families where abuse of alcohol or drugs is present, and to improve the quality and…

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    House Session

    H.R. 4312: A bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with respect to bilingual election requirements. H.R. 4850: A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide increased…

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    House Session

    SJR 324: A resolution to commend the NASA Langley Research Center on the celebration of its 75th anniversary. HR 5504: A bill to make appropriations for the Department of Defense. HR 11: A…

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    House Session

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