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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: Muslim American Population
James Zogby talked about the Muslim population in the United States, the refugee crisis, as well as the effect of the recent rhetoric concerning Muslims in the U.S.
December 16, 2015 : 8 min. 52 sec.

CLIP: GOP Presidential Debate
A look at the GOP Presidential debate in Las Vegas, NV including an exchange between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on NSA surveillance.
December 16, 2015 : 6 min. 57 sec.

CLIP: NSA Bulk Data Collection Program
Stewart Baker and Neema Singh Guliani talked about the end of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk collection of phone metadata and how this could affect terrorism investigations.
December 7, 2015 : 6 min. 51 sec.

Supreme Court Landmark Cases: Korematsu v. United States
Peter Irons and Karen Korematsu talked about the 1944 U.S. Supreme Court case Korematsu V. United States, in which the court ruled 6-3 that Japanese internment camps were necessary for the protection of all citizens during World War II.
November 9, 2015 : 1 hr. 31 min.

Supreme Court Landmark Cases: Schenck v. United States
Beverly Gage and Thomas Goldstein talked about the 1919 Supreme Court case Schenck v. United States, in which the Court unanimously ruled that the Espionage Act of 1917 was constitutional, even when used to punish speech that would be permissible in times of peace, establishing that the First Amendment was not absolute.
November 2, 2015 : 1 hr. 31 min.

CLIP: President Obama Remarks on Oregon College Shootings
President Obama made a statement on the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Ten people are believed to have died and more than 20 were injured. The 26-year old male shooter also died in the attack. In his statement, President Obama called on the need for more gun control measures.
October 2, 2015 : 5 min. 57 sec.

CLIP: Texas 9th Grader Suspension
A discussion on the Texas ninth grader's suspension over a homemade clock he brought to school, and whether the actions of the school and the police were justified.
September 18, 2015 : 3 min. 32 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: Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
Jess Bravin talked about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling the previous day that same-sex marriage was a right. In Obergefell v. Hodges the Court ruled 5-4 that the Fourteenth Amendment requires all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize marriages from other states.
June 29, 2015 : 7 min. 32 sec.
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