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CLIP: Reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act
Neema Singh Guliani and Steven Bradbury talked about the reauthorization of parts of the PATRIOT Act and its effectiveness since its passage shortly after September 11, 2001.
May 18, 2015 : 7 min.

CLIP: Guantanamo Bay Prison Detainees
Charles Stimson talked about the status of prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay and the Defense Department’s efforts to move dozens of detainees out of the detention facility.
May 4, 2015 : 8 min. 51 sec.

CLIP: Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage
David Savage talked about the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on whether states can ban same-sex marriage, the implications of a ruling on the topic, and the status of same-sex marriage in the U.S.
April 28, 2015 : 4 min. 49 sec.

CLIP: President Obama's Use of Executive Action
Gregory Korte talked about President Obama's increasing use of executive action, including what forms they take.
April 27, 2015 : 7 min. 41 sec.

CLIP: King v. Burwell
Wall Street Journal Supreme Court correspondent Jess Bravin talked about what was expected in Supreme Court oral argument of the King v. Burwell case.
March 4, 2015 : 5 min. 42 sec.

Reading of the U.S. Constitution
Members of both parties of the House of Representative read the U.S. Constitution aloud on the House floor. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) begins the reading
January 9, 2015 : 1 hr. 13 min.

CLIP: Use of Presidential Memoranda
Gregory Korte talked about President Obama’s use of presidential memoranda as a means of executive action. He discussed the frequency of the use of this document by President Obama and the legal power it holds.
December 22, 2014 : 7 min. 57 sec.

CLIP: Gun Rights and Gun Control
Jonathan Lowy and Larry Pratt talked about gun rights and gun control, including the pros and cons of stronger background check regulations.
December 15, 2014 : 3 min. 50 sec.

CLIP: History of Executive Action on Immigration
Alan Kraut talked about President Obama’s recent executive order on immigration in a historical context.
November 24, 2014 : 5 min. 38 sec.

CLIP: 2014-2015 Supreme Court Term Preview
Adam Liptak talked by phone about the upcoming Supreme Court term, including the cases and issues that could come before the Court. He also discussed the traditional Red Mass service to mark the start of the new term.
October 5, 2014 : 5 min. 44 sec.
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