Checks and Balances

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CLIP: Attorney General Confirmation Vote
The confirmation vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general was discussed. Positions for and against her nomination, as well as comments from President Obama were included.
April 23, 2015 : 4 min. 10 sec.

CLIP: Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations
Linda Dempsey talked about legislation that would give President Obama special authority to “fast track” negotiations in the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
April 21, 2015 : 6 min. 56 sec.

CLIP: Iran Nuclear Negotiations
Lara Jakes talked about the latest developments in the P5+1 Iran nuclear negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland.
March 30, 2015 : 5 min.

CLIP: Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) on Iran Nuclear Negotiations
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) delivers his maiden speech on the Senate floor, focusing his remarks on national security and the nuclear negotiations with Iran.
March 17, 2015 : 2 min. 9 sec.

CLIP: Immigration Executive Action Decision
Alan Gomez talked about a Texas federal judge’s decision to temporarily block President Obama’s executive action on immigration, which will give 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit to permanently stop the orders.
February 17, 2015 : 9 min. 6 sec.

CLIP: U.S. Strategy Against ISIS
Kevin Baron talked about U.S. and international efforts against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). He also talked about the administration’s new national security strategy presented by National Security Adviser Susan Rice the previous day and the president’s expected request for a congressional resolution authorizing the use of military force against ISIS.
February 9, 2015 : 8 min. 29 sec.

CLIP: Attorney General Nomination Hearing
Todd Ruger previewed the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.
January 29, 2015 : 5 min. 2 sec.

Speaker Boehner (R-OH) on Immigration
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) criticizes President Obama's executive action changing current immigration policy, saying such changes should come from Congress.
November 21, 2014 : 4 min. 23 sec.

CLIP: Republican Control of Congress
President Obama discussed the pending Republican-controlled Congress and executive actions. Guests Gail Russell Chaddock and Jackie Kucinich also discussed presidential veto power and the math involved in overriding vetoes.
November 6, 2014 : 3 min. 54 sec.

CLIP: Lame Duck Session
Sen. Jerry Moran on the upcoming lame duck session of Congress, possible action on an appropriations Bill, and possible confirmation of officials nominated by the Executive Branch.
November 6, 2014 : 1 min. 15 sec.
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