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  • Tom Charles Huston Church Committee Hearing
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    Tom Charles Huston Church Committee Hearing

    Tom Charles Huston testified before the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, commonly known as the Church Committee, on the 43-page plan he…

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  • William Colby Church Committee Hearing
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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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  • The Importance of Being Liberal
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    The Importance of Being Liberal

    Former Senator Mathias defined the importance of liberalism in America. He argued that liberalism allows for freedom of opinion and democracy. He also stated that liberalism is an important…

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  • Scalia Nomination Hearing Day 1 Part 2
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    Scalia Nomination Hearing Day 1 Part 2

    Prior to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts and Judge Samuel Alito, a compilation of Senate Judiciary hearings on the nomination of Justice Antonin Scalia was shown. Justice…

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  • Chief Justice Confirmation Hearing
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    Chief Justice Confirmation Hearing

    Associate Justice William Rehnquist and members of the American Bar Association testified on Justice Rehnquist’s nomination to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

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  • Scalia Confirmation Hearing Day 1
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    Scalia Confirmation Hearing Day 1

    Judge Antonin Scalia responded to questions from committee members about his views regarding such topics as federal-state relationships, the Constitution, death penalty, abortion, national…

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  • Funeral for Former Senator Charles Mathias
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    Funeral for Former Senator Charles Mathias

    The family of former Maryland Senator Charles Mathias held a memorial service for him at the National Cathedral. Speakers included Vice President Joe Biden, former Mathias staffer and Washington…

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  • 25th Anniversary of Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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    25th Anniversary of Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Participants commemorated the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The ceremony included color guards, an invocation, a wreath laying, and taps. It took…

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  • President Reagan 1985 Inauguration
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    President Reagan 1985 Inauguration

    C-SPAN showed the second inauguration of Ronald Reagan in 1985, which took place in the Capitol Rotunda on January 21, 1985. A private swearing-in was held the previous day at the White…

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  • Washington Politics and the New Congress
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    Washington Politics and the New Congress

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  • Bipartisan Opposition to Senate Filibuster
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    Bipartisan Opposition to Senate Filibuster

    This was a news conference held by an organization called Action, Not Gridlock! It describes itself as a nonprofit educational group. More than a dozen former senators, representatives,…

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  • Filibuster Reform
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    Filibuster Reform

    Former legislators and administration officials spoke about the impact of filibusters in the U.S. Senate and the need for congressional reform to reduce the import of the minority…

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  • BCCI Investigation Day 3
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    BCCI Investigation, Day 3

    THe committee heard testimony on the financial affairs of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International from officials of a Washington bank owned by B.C.C.I. during the third day of hearings…

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  • Business Investment in E Europe  USSR
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    Business Investment in E. Europe & U.S.S.R.

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  • Campus Perspectives on the Private Sector
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    Campus Perspectives on the Private Sector

    The conference was sponsored by the National Commission on Public Service in conjunction with the Brookings Institution.

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  • Presidents Ethics Proposals
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    President's Ethics Proposals

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  • Release of Final Report on Public Service
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    Release of Final Report on Public Service

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  • Separation of Powers in the Constitution
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    Separation of Powers in the Constitution

    It was generally agreed by all of the panelists in this roundtable discussion that the separation of powers is important to democracy. Justice Antonin Scalia argued that this system…

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  • Natl Security Challenges to Next Admin
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    Natl. Security Challenges to Next Admin.

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  • The Judicial Selection Process
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    The Judicial Selection Process

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