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    Book Discussion on The Partisan Divide

    Former Representative Martin Frost (D-TX) and journalist Richard Cohen talked about their book, The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis, which they wrote with former Representative Tom…

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    Funeral Service for Former House Speaker Jim Wright

    A funeral service was held at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, for former House Speaker and Representative Jim Wright (D-TX). Representative Wright died on May 6, 2015,…

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    Bipartisanship in Congress

    Former Representatives Martin Frost (D-TX) and Tom Davis (R-VA) talked about their book, The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis, which examines the causes of legislative gridlock and…

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    Former Members of Congress on Midterms Elections

    Former members of Congress talked about the results of the 2014 midterm elections and their likely impact on Congress. Topics included tea party movement members of the House and Senate. “Can Congress…

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    Former Congressman on Government Shutdown

    Former Representatives Martin Frost (D-TX) and Tom Davis (R-VA) talked about the government shutdown from the perspective of two former members who were in Congress during the 1995-96…

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    2012 Congressional Race Analysis

    Former Representatives Martin Frost (D-TX), Dan Glickman (D-KS), and Tom Davis (R-VA) discussed some of the most important House and Senate races across the country. They also talked about the…

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    2012 Elections

    Political analyst Charlie Cook previewed the 2012 elections with former U.S. Representatives Tom Davis (R-VA) and Martin Frost (D-TX) . Among the topics they addressed were senior and…

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    Congressional Response to September 11, 2001

    Four former members of Congress and one former member of the Bush administration discussed the relationship between Congress and the executive branch through the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks…

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    Modern Congressional Partisanship

    Former Representatives Martin Frost (D-TX) and Robert Walker (R-PA) talked about partisanship in Congress.

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    House Session

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    U.S. Economy and Job Creation

    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer outlined the Democratic legislative agenda heading into midterm elections. He talked about Democratic initiatives which targeted the U.S. manufacturing…

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    Preserving Congressional Records

    Former members of Congress who took an active interest in maintaining their papers shared their observations. Historical records of Congress are housed at the Center for Legislative…

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    News Review

    Former Congressmen Tom Davis and Martin Frost talked about current news of the week, including the health care bill that President Obama signed into law and the political ramifications of…

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    Presidential Succession

    Panelists talked about vulnerabilities and flaws in the current system of U.S. presidential succession, specifically the need for authoritative continuity. Other topics included emergency…

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    Perspectives on American Democracy

    The Center for American Progress and American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies hosted a one day symposium on “Checks and Balances, Perspectives on American Democracy…

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    House Session

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    House Session

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    House Session

    The House of Representatives debated the use of military force with Iraq. Note: there is recording problems due to solar flares at around 16:50 hours.

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    House Session

    Elections for the 102nd Congress was shown. Rep. Foley (D-WA) was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives. Rep. Gephardt (D-MO) and Rep. Michel (R-IL) were elected majority and…

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    House Session

    Elections for the 101st Congress was shown. Rep. Jim Wright (D-TX) was elected Speaker of the House. Party leaders were announced and an election of other House officers was held.

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