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  • Mexican Drug Cartels
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    Mexican Drug Cartels

    Witnesses testified about the recent violence in Mexico stemming from clashes between rival drug cartels, law enforcement responses in Mexico and the U.S. to both violence and drug…

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  • emThe White House Looks Southem
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    The White House Looks South

    Professor Leuchtenburg talked about his book The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, published by Louisiana State University Press. He talked…

    153 views
  • Secret Law
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    Secret Law

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on the Bush administration’s increasing reliance on secret law and the threat it posed to democratic and accountable…

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  • Federal Cocaine Sentencing Laws
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    Federal Cocaine Sentencing Laws

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs held a hearing on the federal cocaine sentencing laws. Under current federal law it takes 100 times more powder cocaine than crack to…

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  • Legal Rights of Guantanamo Detainees
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    Legal Rights of Guantanamo Detainees

    The Senate Judiciary Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security Subcommittee held a hearing on the legal rights of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The examined what the legal rights are and…

    321 views
  • Federal Death Penalty
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    Federal Death Penalty

    Witnesses testified about the application of the federal death penalty. Topics included federal jurisdiction in a locality such as Puerto Rico that has outlawed capital punishment, the…

    275 views
  • Status of Chinese Students in America Part 1
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    Status of Chinese Students in America, Part 1

    The hearing was held to study Chinese students in America and human rights in China. The subcommittee heard from members of Congress that have offered legislation to assist Chinese…

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  • Rising Crime Rates
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    Rising Crime Rates

    Witnesses testify about the rising crime rate in the U.S. and the federal role in community-based prevention and response. They also talked about levels of federal funding for crime…

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  • Immigration Enforcement at the Workplace
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    Immigration Enforcement at the Workplace

    Government officials and others testified about issues of immigration enforcement at the workplace, with an emphasis on learning from the mistakes of the 1986 amnesty. Topics included the…

    121 views
  • Iraqi Refugees
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    Iraqi Refugees

    Witnesses testified about the status and problems of refugees from Iraq. Among the topics addressed were the plight of an estimated 1.7 million refugees who had fled Iraq, the intensity of…

    139 views
  • ATT and BellSouth Merger
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    AT&T and BellSouth Merger

    Witnesses testified about a proposed $67 billion merger between AT&T and BellSouth. The merger would create the largest telephone company, cell phone service provider, and DSL provider.…

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  • Space Shuttle Program
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    Space Shuttle Program

    NASA officials spoke to reporters about the status of space shuttle programs and the planned launch of Space Shuttle Discovery in July. The mission, designated STS-121, would continue evaluating…

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  • Space Shuttle Safety Improvements
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    Space Shuttle Safety Improvements

    NASA officials talked about the improvements to the space shuttle that will be further tested during the planned mission of Space Shuttle Discovery in July. The mission, designated STS-121, will continue…

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  • Terrorism in the United States
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    Terrorism in the United States

    In the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, committee members heard testimony from various federal law enforcement officials concerning how to combat domestic terrorism. Yesterday, President…

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  • Alito Nomination Hearing Reaction
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    Alito Nomination Hearing Reaction

    Following the conclusion of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Chairman Arlen Specter…

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  • Cable and Telecommunications Competition
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    Cable and Telecommunications Competition

    The Senate Judiciary Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights Subcommittee held a hearing titled “Video Competitino in 2005: More Consolidation, or New Choices for Consumers?” Witnesses…

    146 views
  • State Department Daily Briefing
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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Mr. Ereli spoke to reporters about assistance from the international community in response to the disaster of Hurricane Katrina. Following his brief remarks, he responded to questions and…

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  • Patent Protection System
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    Patent Protection System

    The Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the future of the U.S. patent system, intellectual property rights, and regulations governing…

    145 views
  • Border Security
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    Border Security

    At a hearing titled “Strengthening Enforcement and Border Security: The 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel,” witnesses testified about enforcement of existing anti-terrorism…

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  • Human Trafficking and Slavery
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    Human Trafficking and Slavery

    Witnesses testified regarding slavery and human trafficking. Among the topics addressed were the number and destinations of people trafficked, efforts to rescue victims, and the prosecution…

    139 views
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