U.S. Senate

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CLIP: 2014 Midterm Elections
Larry Sabato gave a preview of the November 2014 midterm elections, including voter attitudes and which races to watch. Topics included the possibility that Republicans could gain control of the Senate.
August 17, 2014 : 10 min. 31 sec.

CLIP: Americans' Attitude Toward Economic Recovery
NBCNews.com political reporter Carrie Dann was interviewed by phone about the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC Newspoll showing that Americans were pessimistic despite the economic recovery.
August 10, 2014 : 7 min. 3 sec.

CLIP: U.S. Policy in the Middle East
Tamara Cofman Wittes talked about recent developments in Israel, Iraq and Iran, and the ongoing nuclear talks between the U.S. and Iran.
August 4, 2014 : 11 min. 30 sec.

CLIP: Congressional Border Bills and August Recess
Michael Bender talked by phone about the two bills based by the House to address the influx of unaccompanied Central American children crossing the Mexico border into the U.S. He also previewed the congressional agenda after lawmakers return in September, following the August recess.
August 2, 2014 : 5 min. 23 sec.

CLIP: Congressional Agenda
Politico congressional reporter Lauren French talks about the legislation to-do list for Congress before adjourning for the August recess, including a Veterans Affairs overhaul bill and funding for border security.
July 28, 2014 : 8 min.

The Role of Congress in International Crises
A panel discussion on the role of the legislative branch when dealing with an international crisis, including congressional authorization for taking military action.
June 22, 2014 : 1 hr. 33 min.

Congressional Productivity
A discussion about why the House of Representatives is on track to produce the lowest number of legislative accomplishments since the Clinton administration.
May 31, 2014 : 42 min. 17 sec.

History of Congressional Select Committees
David Hawkins on the history of congressional select committees, in light of a new House Select Committee approved to investigate the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi.
May 12, 2014 : 37 min. 37 sec.

Democratic Women Senators on Pay Equity
Senate Democrats, mainly women, spoke on the Senate floor about the pay equity bill.
April 8, 2014 : 59 min. 51 sec.

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal Comparisons
Robert Costa compares the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2015 budget request to the House Republican plan being prepared by Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan.
March 4, 2014 : 49 min. 20 sec.
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