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  • IranContra Investigation Day 28 Part 1
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 28 Part 1

    Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North was questioned further by committee members, including Representative Boland on the Boland amendment. The committee chairs then directed summary statements to Lieutenant…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 27
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 27

    Questioning of Oliver North continued, with many members of the committee making statements concerning patriotism, democracy, and the lessons of the Iran-Contra affair.

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  • Ginsburg Confirmation Hearing Day 3 Part 1
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    Ginsburg Confirmation Hearing Day 3 Part 1

    Committee members questioned Supreme Court nominee Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg during the third day of her confirmation hearings. In thirty minute rounds of questioning, senators questioned…

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  • Ginsburg Confirmation Hearing Day 1 Part 2
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    Ginsburg Confirmation Hearing Day 1 Part 2

    The committee heard testimony from Judge Ginsburg during the first day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. She responded to questions on her legal writings and views from committee…

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  • 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…

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  • National Bipartisan Forum News Conference
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    National Bipartisan Forum News Conference

    A number of prominent former and current public servants discussed ways of reintroducing bipartisan statesmanship into American political discourse. Former Senator Sam Nunn read the…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    By 52 yeas to 48 nays, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas of Georgia as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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  • Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing
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    Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing

    Committee members heard testimony from William Cohen, who retired from the Senate after three terms of representing Maine, President Clinton’s Secretary of Defense nominee. His testimony…

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  • National Security Appointments
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    National Security Appointments

    President Clinton appointed Senator Cohen, a Republican, to be Defense Secretary, Ambassador Albright to be the first female Secretary of State, Anthony Lake to be Director of Intelligence…

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  • The Trouble with Washington Congress
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    The Trouble with Washington: Congress

    As part of a panel discussion titled, “The Trouble with Washington,” two former congressional leaders and Senator Cohen, who is retiring at the end of this year, discussed why the public…

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  • Washington Journal Tuesday
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    Washington Journal: Tuesday

    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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  • USAsia Policy Debate
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    U.S.-Asia Policy Debate

    Mr. Armacost moderated a discussion between Mr. Solarz and Mr. Cutter, who represented the Clinton campaign, and Mr. Zoellick and Mr. Paal, represented the Dole campaign, on U.S. policy…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

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  • Senator Cohen Interview
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    Senator Cohen Interview

    Senator Cohen talked about why he writes, the different types of things he writes and some of his favorite books and authors. He has written eight books in all, including poetry, spy novels…

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  • Senator Simpson Roast
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    Senator Simpson Roast

    Friends and colleagues, including former President Bush, gathered to honor Senator Simpson, who is retiring at the end of this year after eighteen years in the U.S. Senate. They shared…

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  • Aviation Safety
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    Aviation Safety

    U.S. and British airport authorities testified about the necessity of heightened airport security. Witnesses gave input as to why these increases are necessary, and strategies to accomplish…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

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  • ValuJet Grounding Part 1
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    ValuJet Grounding Part 1

    The subcommittee heard testimony concerning investigations by the Senate Oversight and Government Management subcommittee, which Senator Cohen chairs, and the Department of Transportation…

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