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CLIP: Congress Overrides Veto of 9/11 Bill
A look at Congress' veto override of a bill allowing the families of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to sue Saudi Arabia. USA Today's Gregory Korte talked about the first congressional override of a presidential veto during the Obama administration and a clip of President Obama's reaction to the vote was included.
September 29, 2016 : 8 min. 11 sec.

Bureaucracy - Implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act
Sen. Lamar Alexander discusses concerns about proposed regulations by the Department of Education.
June 29, 2016 : 2 min. 57 sec.

CLIP: Supreme Court Ruling on Immigration
Lawrence Hurley talked about the Supreme Court's decision on immigration and President Obama's executive action.
June 24, 2016 : 5 min. 21 sec.

CLIP: Supreme Court to Rule on Immigration Executive Orders
Tom Jawetz explained the Supreme Court's decision to rule on President Obama's Executive Orders on immigration. He discussed the history and purpose of the executive action, the current controversy, and the Constitutional questions that will be before the Court.
January 21, 2016 : 10 min. 34 sec.

CLIP: President Obama's Executive Action on Gun Control
President Obama announced several executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence, including increased background checks and more federal funding towards mental health treatment.
January 5, 2016 : 10 min. 48 sec.

CLIP: Campaign 2016 and the Supreme Court
Kimberly Atkins talked about the possibility of the next president appointing Supreme Court justices. She also discussed previous and current cases before the Court and how these cases could become issues in the 2016 election.
October 12, 2015 : 7 min. 51 sec.

CLIP: Supreme Court Term Preview
Adam Liptak previewed some of the major cases the Supreme Court was expected to consider in the 2015-16 term.
October 5, 2015 : 5 min. 27 sec.

CLIP: Possible Government Shutdown
Paul Singer talked about the debate in Congress over keeping the government funded amid a conservative-led effort to defund Planned Parenthood, as well as House Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) decision to resign.
September 28, 2015 : 4 min. 2 sec.

Trailer: C-SPAN’s Landmark Cases Series
C-SPAN's Landmark Cases series will explore the human stories and constitutional dramas behind some of the most significant and frequently cited decisions in the Supreme Court’s history. This 12-part series delves into cases that represent some of the tipping points in our nation’s story and in our evolving understanding of rights in America. Produced in cooperation with the National Constitution Center, each 90 minute program will air on Monday nights at 9pm ET, beginning October 5, 2015.
September 15, 2015 : 2 min. 52 sec.

CLIP: Sec. Kerry on Iran Nuclear Agreement
Secretary of State John Kerry talked about the Iran nuclear agreement in a speech to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
September 2, 2015 : 7 min. 40 sec.
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