U.S. Senate

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CLIP: Midterm Election Campaign Spending Strategy
Cameron Joseph, a political reporter for The Hill, talked about the spending strategies of the Democratic and Republican senate campaign committees in the final weeks of Campaign 2014. Topics included the status of key races, the chances that Republicans will win control of the Senate, and campaign ads.
October 20, 2014 : 4 min. 39 sec.

CLIP: Congressional Ethics
Government Affairs Lobbyist Craig Holman discusses the role of the Office of Congressional Ethics in reviewing, investigating, and either referring or dismissing cases of ethical violations.
October 16, 2014 : 6 min. 52 sec.

CLIP: Social Media and Campaign 2014
Darren Samuelsohn talked about the use of digital and social media by political campaigns and how the importance of online outreach was changing traditional campaign methods.
October 12, 2014 : 5 min. 9 sec.

CLIP: Political Coverage of Candidates
Author and political columnist Matt Bai talks about the role and effects of political coverage of candidates. He discussed how Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart’s 1987 alleged affair forever changed the nature of political coverage.
October 9, 2014 : 6 min. 23 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: Attorney General Eric Holder Resignation Analysis
Carrie Johnson discussed Eric Holder’s decision to step down, its impact, and possible replacements for Attorney General.
September 26, 2014 : 4 min. 27 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: 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: 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.
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