Checks and Balances

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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.

CLIP: Secret Service Oversight
Representative and Reform Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-CA) delivered his opening statement at the hearing on Secret Service protocols in response to a September 19, 2014 security breach at the White House. In the incident Omar Gonzalez allegedly scaled a White House fence, ran across the North Lawn, and entered the executive mansion.
September 30, 2014 : 6 min. 32 sec.

CLIP: Supreme Court Vacancies and Nominations
Constitutional attorneys and scholars discuss the possibility of vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court as well as the politicization of the nomination process.
September 23, 2014 : 5 min. 38 sec.

CLIP: President Ford and the Nixon Pardon
John Robert Greene talked about why President Ford pardoned Richard Nixon, and considered the existence of a deal between the two men.
September 6, 2014 : 4 min. 35 sec.

The Living Constitution vs Originalism
Supreme Court Justices Breyer and Scalia discussed their views on interpreting the Constitution.
September 4, 2014 : 4 min. 1 sec.

CLIP: Congressional Border Bills and August Recess
Michael Bender talked by phone about the two bills based by the House to address the influx of unaccompanied Central American children crossing the Mexico border into the U.S. He also previewed the congressional agenda after lawmakers return in September, following the August recess.
August 2, 2014 : 5 min. 23 sec.

Congressional Productivity
A discussion about why the House of Representatives is on track to produce the lowest number of legislative accomplishments since the Clinton administration.
May 31, 2014 : 42 min. 17 sec.

Farm Bill Signing Ceremony
In the wake of congressional action on the farm bill, President Obama traveled to Michigan State University to speak about the $956.4 billion package and signed it into law.
February 7, 2014 : 45 min. 1 sec.
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