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    Democratic National Convention, Day 2 Preview

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments before the second night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines open for viewer responses to the question, “Do payday loans need more regulation?” Niels Lesniewski, speaking by phone, previewed the…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Mark Warner

    Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) talked about a variety of issues, including a proposed digital security commission to investigate encryption issues, safety and funding of public transportation…

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    Campaign 2016 and the Congressional Agenda

    Niels Lesniewski talked about the potential impact of the 2016 presidential campaign on the year’s congressional elections and agenda. Topics included President Obama’s…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on Senate Republicans announcement that they would not allow a confirmation hearing for President Obama’s yet-to-be-named nominee to…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Lamar Alexander

    Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) talked about the Every Child Succeeds legislation signed by President Obama, bringing efficiency to the Senate, and the 2016 election. Senator Alexander…

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    Niels Lesniewski on Government Funding

    Niels Lesniewski talked about the congressional debate over a long-term, omnibus spending bill. The House was expected to take up a continuing resolution later in the day to extend…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Do you feel secure shopping online?” Niels Lesniewski spoke by phone about the deadlines facing Congress before…

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    Week Ahead in Congress

    CQ Roll Call's Niels Lesniewski, speaking by phone, previewed the upcoming week in Congress, including upcoming highway funding and government spending deadlines.

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Should the U.S. close its borders to Syrian refugees?” Niels Lesniewski, speaking by phone,…

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    Niels Lesniewski on the Senate Agenda

    Niels Lesniewski talked about the Senate agenda as Congress prepare to return following its August recess. Topics include the Iran nuclear deal, which obtained the necessary votes to…

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    Robert F. Kennedy Assassination

    Niels Lesniewski talked about Roll Call's reporting on the 1968 assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy. This was part of a series of interviews to mark the 60th anniversary of the Capitol…

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    Niels Lesniewski on USA FREEDOM Act

    Niels Lesniewski talked about the Senate vote to limit debate on the USA FREEDOM Act, which makes changes to National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance provisions under the PATRIOT act…

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    Niels Lesniewski on the Senate Agenda

    Niels Lesniewski talked about the Senate agenda for the week, and explained some of the intricacies of expiring provisions of the PATRIOT Act. The previous day the Senate held a rare…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Is the U.S. military effort against ISIS* working?” Niels Lesniewski, speaking by phone, previewed the week…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “How much influence should Congress have over negotiations with Iran?” Niels Lesniewski, speaking by phone,…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Ben Cardin

    Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) talked by remote video about foreign policy issues facing Congress, including negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program and Congress' role in approving the…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “How much should Congress be involved in U.S. foreign…

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    Open Phones on Homeland Security Funding

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on funding for the Department of Homeland Security. CQ Roll Call's Niels Lesniewski also spoke from Capitol Hill about the issue.

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer calls reacting to President Obama’s $4 trillion fiscal year 2016 budget proposal. Niels…

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