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    Thomas Confirmation Vote Reaction

    Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Robert Kerrey, and Senator Strom Thurmond spoke separately with reporters, describing their reactions to today’s Senate vote to confirm Clarence Thomas as a…

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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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    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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    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 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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    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…

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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

    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

    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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    Kennedy Nomination Day 1, Part 2

    The Senate Judiciary committee continued hearings on the nomination of Anthony M. Kennedy to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court. Judge Kennedy made his opening statement followed…

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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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    Thomas Confirmation Hearing Day 1, Part 2

    Senators Nunn and Fowler of Georgia, Warner and Robb of Virginia, and Bond and Danforth of Missouri presented Judge Thomas to the Judiciary Committee. Judge Thomas made an opening statement…

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    Strom Thurmond's Political Memorabilia

    A tour was conducted of Senator Strom Thurmond’s Senate office, filled with political memorabilia from his 48-year Senate career. Senator Thurmond (R-SC) just celebrated his 100th birthday…

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    Senator Thurmond Tribute

    Senator Thurmond was honored at a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of his commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Reserve. The ceremony included a review of troops from the 3rd US Infantry,…

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    Homosexuals in the Military

    The committee heard testimony from Department of Defense officials on the administration’s new policy concerning homosexuals in the U.S. military. The previous day, President Clinton announced the introduction of the new…

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Bicentennial Session

    Senators commemorated the 200th Anniversary of the Constitution, and by extension the Senate. Members convened in the Old Senate Chamber before moving to the current Chamber. The…

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    Tribute to Senator Thurmond

    Republican and Democratic Senators paid tribute to Senator Thurmond to his 41 years and 10 months of service, which breaks the record of Carl Hayden from Arizona. They talked about their…

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    Senator Thurmond Interview

    In a taped interview, Senator Thurmond talked about his career in the U.S. Senate, which began in 1954. On May 25 he is the longest-serving senator in U.S. history.

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    U.S. Senate Television Coverage

    Senator Al Gore and others spoke on the benefits of television coverage of the U.S. Senate. After nearly fifty years of television of the executive branch, June 2, 1986 marked the beginning…

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