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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…

    21,849 views
  • Heart Mountain Dedication Ceremony
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    Heart Mountain Dedication Ceremony

    Senator Daniel Inouye, a Medal of Honor recipient who served with the famed all-volunteer, Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team, was the keynote speaker at the dedication and…

    497 views
  • Edward M Kennedy Oral History Project
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    Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project

    Former Senate colleagues, staff, and historians talked about senator Edward M. Kennedy’s (D-MA) legislative efforts for civil rights during his Senate career. This event took place at the…

    358 views
  • The Clean Air Act of 1990
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    The Clean Air Act of 1990

    Former advisers to George H.W. Bush talked about the process of passing the 1990 Clean Air Act. They spoke about the impact of the legislation on pollution levels in America as well as the…

    417 views
  • Bork Nomination Day 11 Part 2
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    Bork Nomination Day 11, Part 2

    Former Attorney General Elliot Richardson testified in support of Robert Bork’s Supreme Court confirmation. In October 1973 Richardson resigned rather than carry out President Nixon’s order to fire special…

    306 views
  • Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman
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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…

    731 views
  • emShooting from the Lipem Book Party
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    Shooting from the Lip: Book Party

    A book party was held at the Jefferson Hotel for the publication of Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson, written by Donald Hardy. Senator Simpson was shown mingling with the guests.…

    784 views
  • Electoral College Reform
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    Electoral College Reform

    Jonathan Turley, and former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) talked about the relevance of the electoral college. Mr. Turley argued against it in a recent USA Today opinion piece while Senator…

    485 views
  • Federal Budget and US Economic Challenges
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    Federal Budget and U.S. Economic Challenges

    Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chair Alan Simpson, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and Travelers Insurance CEO Jay Fishman were interviewed by George…

    425 views
  • Budget Reconciliation Conference
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    Budget Reconciliation Conference

    House and Senate Budget Committee conferees worked on a final version of the budget reconciliation bill, which attempts to balance the federal budget in seven years.

    168 views
  • Thomas Second Hearing Day 1 Part 4
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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 4

    The committee heard testimony from Supreme Court nominee and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas during the first day of his reopened confirmation hearings. Judge Thomas, in his second appearance of the day before the…

    2,647 views
  • Clarence Thomas Second Confirmation Hearing
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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 2

    The committee heard testimony from University of Oklahoma Law Professor Anita Hill during the first day of the reopened confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee and U.S. Court of…

    62,422 views
  • Thomas Second Hearing Day 1 Part 1
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    Thomas Second Hearing Day 1, Part 1

    The committee heard a statement from Supreme Court nominee and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas to begin his reopened confirmation hearings. Anita Hill, a former employee under Judge Thomas in the…

    2,365 views
  • Building Renaming Ceremony
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    Building Renaming Ceremony

    The Interior Department building was renamed in honor of former Interior Secretary Stewart Lee Udall. He served from 1961 to 1969 during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Speakers at…

    248 views
  • Souter Confirmation Day 1 Part 1
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    Souter Confirmation Day 1, Part 1

    Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee made opening statements on the first day of Judge Souter’s confirmation hearing. Senators Humphrey and Rudman of New Hampshire presented Judge…

    449 views
  • 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.

    113 views
  • 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…

    6,463 views
  • Bork Nomination Day 2
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    Bork Nomination Day 2

    The Senate Judiciary committee questioned United States Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork. Judge Bork’s hearings lasted 30 hours over 5 days, taking place in September of 1987. Committee members took approximately 20 to 30 minutes each to…

    1,620 views
  • Ginsburg Confirmation Hearing Day 1 Part 3
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    Ginsburg Confirmation Hearing Day 1 Part 3

    Committee members continued to question Judge Ginsburg during the first day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. She responded to questions on her views of legal issues including the…

    278 views
  • Breyer Confirmation Hearings
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    Breyer Confirmation Hearings

    Prior to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of Senate Judiciary hearings on the nomination of Justice Steven Breyer was shown. Justice Breyer’s three days of testimony…

    356 views
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