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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…

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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…

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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…

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    Politico Playbook Breakfast with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson

    Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about the national debt and budget deficit reduction. The co-founders of Campaign to Fix the Debt…

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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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    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.…

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    Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles on Debt and Deficit Reduction

    Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles talked about the “fiscal cliff” at the Christian Science Monitor breakfast for reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. They co-chaired the…

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    Fiscal Cliff, Simpson and Bowles

    Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked about the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget…

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    U.S. Debt and National Security, Defense Department Perspective

    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen and other former national security officials talked about the impact of U.S. debt on national security. Among the topics they…

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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…

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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…

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    Alan Simpson on U.S. Fiscal Outlook

    Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY), who co-chaired President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, talked about the fiscal year 2013 budget proposal, and Congress…

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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…

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    Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Hearing

    Former officials tasked with finding a solution to the nation’s debt and deficit problems testified about their previous attempts to offer solutions and the work of the Joint Select Committee on…

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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.

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    Budget Deficit

    Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles talked about the work on the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Both urged the committee to “go big and bold” in a recommended…

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    U.S. Economy and Federal Deficit

    Lawrence Summers and Robert Gibbs debated Karl Rove and Alan Simpson on ways to solve U.S. economic issues. The debate included opening remarks, roundtable discussion, and responses to questions submitted by members of the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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