Separation of Powers

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CLIP: Keystone XL Pipeline
Ed O'Keefe previewed the upcoming Senate debate on the Keystone XL Pipeline legislation.
January 13, 2015 : 2 min. 38 sec.

CLIP: The 114th Congress
Political pollsters Brian Nienaber and Stefan Hankin talked about public opnion on policy issues expected to be addressed in the 114th Congress. Topics included health care, immigration, taxes, the economy, foreign crises, and the role of government.
January 5, 2015 : 6 min. 48 sec.

CLIP: Use of Presidential Memoranda
Gregory Korte talked about President Obama’s use of presidential memoranda as a means of executive action. He discussed the frequency of the use of this document by President Obama and the legal power it holds.
December 22, 2014 : 7 min. 57 sec.

CLIP: CIA's Enhanced Interrogation Techniques
Ken Dilanian talked about the newly released Senate report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. Remarks from Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Ranking Member Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) were included.
December 10, 2014 : 8 min. 19 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.

CLIP: Lame Duck Session
Sen. Jerry Moran on the upcoming lame duck session of Congress, possible action on an appropriations Bill, and possible confirmation of officials nominated by the Executive Branch.
November 6, 2014 : 1 min. 15 sec.

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: History and Significance of the Magna Carta
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts talked about the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. He spoke about why there was a need for the Magna Carta, how it helped to shape a young and growing America, and its significance today.
August 31, 2014 : 7 min. 56 sec.

CLIP: U.S. Policy on Combating ISIS
Foreign Policy senior writer Shane Harris spoke by phone about the latest on U.S. strategy to combat ISIS' stronghold on parts of Syria and Iraq, and whether the Obama administration would seek congressional approval before taking further action.
August 31, 2014 : 5 min. 23 sec.

CLIP: Nixon Resignation 40th Anniversary
Historian Douglas Brinkley talked about the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation and the impact the secret audio recordings had on his presidential legacy. President Nixon announced his resignation on August 8, 1974, and left the White House the following day.
August 10, 2014 : 7 min. 53 sec.
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