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CLIP: President Obama Supreme Court Nomination Announcement
President Obama announced U.S. Court of Appeals of D.C. Chief Judge Merrick Garland as his nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
March 16, 2016 : 2 min. 45 sec.

CLIP: Supreme Court Nomination Debate
David Savage talked about the looming battle between Senate Republicans and President Obama over who should nominate a successor for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Topics included the presidential process of choosing a nominee and the meaning of the constitutional clause “advice and consent” regarding the Senate’s role in the nomination process.
February 18, 2016 : 7 min. 22 sec.

CLIP: Improving Congress and the Political Climate
Former Senators Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Trent Lott (R-MS) talked about the current climate in Congress and offer recommendations for moving America forward. Topics included the role of the media, political debate, and possible areas of cooperation.
January 26, 2016 : 4 min. 43 sec.

History of the State of the Union Address
Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the history of the State of the Union from George Washington to the present. The interview includes historic video clips, photographs, and artwork depicting joint sessions of Congress.
January 9, 2016 : 13 min. 5 sec.

CLIP: Every Student Succeeds Act
Senator Lamar Alexander, Chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, talks about the Every Student Succeeds Act legislation signed by President Obama.
December 20, 2015 : 3 min. 4 sec.

CLIP: Two-Year $80 Billion Budget Agreement
CBS News Reporter Rebecca Shabad talked about the details of the two-year, $80 billion budget agreement that was passed by the House and Senate. The agreement suspends the debt limit on borrowing until March 2017.
November 1, 2015 : 5 min. 41 sec.

CLIP: U.S. Troops in Afghanistan
A clip from our morning program, Washington Journal, discussing the debate over whether to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan past the original 2016 timeline, in light of recent developments in the country. A clip of Afghanistan Operations Commander Gen. John Campbell’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee was also included.
October 7, 2015 : 2 min. 37 sec.

CLIP: House Approves Continuing Resolution to Fund Government
Rep. Harold Rodgers (R-KY) and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) discussed the continuing resolution to fund the federal governement beyond the September 30 deadline, through December 11, 2015. The House passed the resolution 277-151, while the Senate passed the resolution in a 78-20 vote earlier in the day.
October 1, 2015 : 8 min. 41 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.

CLIP: Temporary Government Spending Bill
Politico Congressional Reporter Burgess Everett talked about the status of temporary spending measure, or continuing resolution, to keep the government funded.
September 24, 2015 : 4 min. 35 sec.
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