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CLIP: History of Executive Action on Immigration
Alan Kraut talked about President Obama’s recent executive order on immigration in a historical context.
November 24, 2014 : 5 min. 38 sec.

CLIP: Sen. McConnell (R-KY) on Immigration
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) criticizes President Obama's planned executive order changing current immigration policy, saying such changes should come from Congress.
November 20, 2014 : 7 min. 5 sec.

CLIP: Keystone XL Pipeline Vote Outcome
A look at the Senate's 59-41 vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline bill, one shy of the 60 needed for passage.
November 18, 2014 : 3 min. 5 sec.

CLIP: Congressional Salaries, Staffing, and Perks
Bradford Fitch talked about the salaries, staff, and perks that members of Congress receive.
November 17, 2014 : 7 min. 46 sec.

CLIP: Immigration System Reform Analysis
Brian Bennett talked about President Obama’s plan to announce an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system.
November 17, 2014 : 7 min. 5 sec.

CLIP: Congressional Leadership Races
Politico Congressional Reporter Lauren French spoke by telephone from Capitol Hill about leadership races in both the House and Senate.
November 13, 2014 : 6 min. 34 sec.

CLIP: Senate Leaders on Lame Duck Session
For the first time since the 2014 midterm elections, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) discuss the importance of working together to fund the government over the "lame duck" legislative days lying ahead for the 113th Congress.
November 12, 2014 : 6 min. 14 sec.

CLIP: New Member Orientation
Washington Examiner correspondent David Drucker talked about Congressional orientation for new members during its post-election “lame duck” session.
November 12, 2014 : 2 min. 20 sec.

CLIP: History of "Lame Duck" Congress
George Mason University Senior Research Fellow Matthew Mitchell talked about the history of lame-duck congresses, including the origins of the term "lame duck", member voting during a lame duck session, and judicial nominations and confirmations.
November 11, 2014 : 6 min. 7 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.
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