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  • Taxation of Online Retailers
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    Taxation of Online Retailers

    Witnesses testified on legislation that would require Internet retailers to collect applicable state and local taxes on all their sales. Topics included obstacles to collecting taxes from…

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  • Civil Rights Division Oversight
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    Civil Rights Division Oversight

    Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez testified on the Justice Department’s approach to enforcing voting rights laws. Republicans contended that the Justice Department…

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  • Homeland Security Oversight
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    Homeland Security Oversight

    Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland Security. Many questions focused on Secretary Napolitano’s June 15th memo on deferring deportation…

    2,898 views
  • National Security Leaks
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    National Security Leaks

    Witnesses testified about issues surrounding recent national security leaks to the media, and the options available to investigate and prosecute those responsible. The leaks revealed the…

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  • Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Renewal
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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Renewal

    Witnesses testified about proposed amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that would extend and expand the government’s ability to collect intelligence, or spy, on…

    326 views
  • Drug Enforcement Administration Oversight Hearing
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    Drug Enforcement Administration Oversight Hearing

    Michele Leonhart testified at an oversight hearing of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Among the topics she addressed were the DEA’s knowledge of the “Fast and Furious” program, the…

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  •  Justice Department Oversight
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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Holder testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing. Much of the hearing focused on national security leaks and the government’s “Fast and Furious” operation aimed at arresting…

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  • FBI Oversight
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    FBI Oversight

    Robert Mueller testified at an oversight hearing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He urged Congress to renew federal surveillance authority (FISA) to prevent plots such as a recent…

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  • Agricultural Guest Worker Programs
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    Agricultural Guest Worker Programs

    Agriculture and farming officials said that current immigration laws made it tougher for them to find workers. At issue was the temporary visa program for foreign nationals coming into U.S.…

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  • Express Scripts and Medco Merger
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    Express Scripts and Medco Merger

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition held a hearing examining the proposed merger between pharmacy benefit management companies Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions. Among…

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  • Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation Part 3
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    Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation, Part 3

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified on the government’s gun smuggling sting “Fast and Furious” operation." The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ran the operation…

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  • Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation Part 2
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    Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation, Part 2

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified on the government’s gun smuggling sting “Fast and Furious” operation." The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ran the operation…

    14,614 views
  • Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation Part 1
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    Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation, Part 1

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified on the government’s gun smuggling sting “Fast and Furious” operation." The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ran the operation…

    7,141 views
  • State  Taxation of Online Shopping
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    State Taxation of Online Shopping

    Retailers and state legislators testified on allowing states to collect sales taxes for online purchases. Much of the hearing centered on the Supreme Court’s 1992 Quill Corporation vs.…

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  • US Immigration Policy and Enforcement
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    U.S. Immigration Policy and Enforcement

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at an oversight hearing that focused on her department’s immigration enforcement record.

    1,868 views
  • Government Litigation Savings Act
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    Government Litigation Savings Act

    Witnesses testified about the Government Litigation Savings Act, which would shield the federal government from endless or frivolous lawsuits filed by environmental groups.

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  • Internet Taxation
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    Internet Taxation

    Witnesses testified on taxing digital goods and services, focusing on legislation aimed at clarifying how states may levy taxes on products such as MP3 music files and other products…

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  • Role of Social Security Administrative Law Judges
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    Role of Social Security Administrative Law Judges

    Witnesses testified about the productivity of Social Security judges and their ability to close out cases in a timely manner. In 2010, one-fourth of these judges did not meet the minimum…

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  • New York Stock ExchangeDeutsche Boerse Merger
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    New York Stock Exchange-Deutsche Boerse Merger

    Witnesses testified on the proposed merger between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Euronext and Deutsche Boerse companies. Lawrence Leibowitz said the merger would lead to more job…

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  • Justice Department Oversight Part 1
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    Justice Department Oversight, Part 1

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Topics included the killing of Osama bin Laden, the threat from al-Qaeda, DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), and the extensions…

    7,703 views
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