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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: Census Report on Poverty
Robert Doar and Olivia Golden talked about a recent census report showing 45 million Americans living below the poverty line. They also examined the societal and economic roots of poverty in the U.S., barriers to economic mobility, and the efficacy of federal programs to combat poverty.
September 28, 2014 : 9 min. 25 sec.

CLIP: 2014 Midterm Election Races Update
Chris Cillizza talked about some of the most competitive midterm U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races, which take place on November 4, 2014.
September 23, 2014 : 9 min. 3 sec.

CLIP: State of U.S. Economy
Jason Fichtner and Rudolph Penner talked about the U.S. economy six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. They discussed House Speaker John Boehner’s five-point plan for the economy he gave in a speech September 18, 2014, and the broader economic climate as the midterm elections approached. Topics included the national debt, entitlement programs, tax code reforms, and “right-to-work” laws.
September 20, 2014 : 6 min. 7 sec.

CLIP: Ukrainian President Address to Congress
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivered remarks to a joint meeting of Congress about the situation in his country and the ongoing conflict with Russia. He called on the U.S. to give his country a special defense and security status as a non-NATO member in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea almost one year ago.
September 18, 2014 : 2 min. 3 sec.

CLIP: Ebola Survivor Dr. Kent Brantly Testifies Before Senate Committee
American Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly tesitifed before a Senate Committee on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its possible risk to the U.S. He told the committee that he requested international aid well before he contracted the disease but was ignored until he and a colleague became ill.
September 16, 2014 : 10 min. 11 sec.

CLIP: Midterm Election Strategies
Political strategists Jim Manley and David Winston talked about strategy and campaign messaging in the 2014 midterm elections.
September 15, 2014 : 4 min. 18 sec.

CLIP: President Obama's ISIS Strategy
Eli Lake talked about President Obama’s strategy to combat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, as well as questions surrounding the legality of the White House’s plan.
September 15, 2014 : 7 min. 6 sec.

Announcing C-SPAN's 2015 StudentCam Competition
C-SPAN announced the theme for its 2015 StudentCam documentary competition: “The Three Branches and You.”
September 10, 2014 : 1 min. 23 sec.

CLIP: Upcoming Midterm Elections
Nathan Gonzales and Jessica Taylor talked about House and Senate races to watch in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections. They also discuss President Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections, and the role the elections played in that decision.
September 7, 2014 : 8 min. 4 sec.
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