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An episode on the passing of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, by remembering his role in the 2012 presidential campaign. During the spring and summer of 2012, Harry Reid took to the Senate floor multiple times and offered pointed remarks abou
One way to mark the anniversary of the January 6, 2021, riot on Capitol Hill is by remembering the prayers offered by Congressional chaplains. Both the House and Senate chaplains offered memorable and often remarkable language in the hours befo
This episode marks ten years since writer Christopher Hitchens died. Remembered as a slashing polemicist, Mr. Hitchens' targets ranged from Henry Kissinger to Mother Teresa to the British monarchy, and even religion. Hear some of his best momen
On December 24th, 2009, the Senate met in the early morning to debate and vote on the Affordable Care Act. Vice President Biden presided over the Senate. We look back at the day, one of the rare times Congress has met and held a vote on Christm
Many tributes to the late Senator noted his fondness for quips, jokes, and humor throughout his public life. We look back specifically at jokes he made in connection with his time in the U.S. Senate -- and play some of his funniest lines.  Lear
On the one-year anniversary of the FDA approval of the COVID vaccine, we look back at the history of what the FDA calls emergency use authorization. Its roots are in the post 9/11 war of terror -- preparing for a bio attack. Learn more about y
This week. a look back at 30 years of Supreme Court justice nominees being asked their positions on abortion and Roe v. Wade. This topic is particularly noteworthy right now because the Supreme Court recently heard oral argument about a Mississ
C-SPAN remembers U.S. Presidents making surprise holiday visits to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.  With President Biden withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the United States now has no troops engaged in an active war overseas. So, this y
Starting with President Biden's recent visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome, we look back at other presidents who have met with -- or mentioned -- Popes. We'll hear President Carter citing Pope John Paul II at the 1980 Democratic Conv
 Memorable moments from politicians speaking at America's national war memorials. President Ronald Reagan at Arlington National Cemetery, Sen. John Warner at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, President Bill Clinton at the Korean War Veterans Memor
People wonder when -- or if -- we'll hear bipartisan language from our country's political leaders again ...in this episode examples of when United States' political leaders had nice things to say about those who differed from them ideologicall
In this episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly," we'll remember several members of the Progressive Caucus from the early days -- and see where they are now.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Colin Powell died October 18, 2021, from complications from COVID ... His career included Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, and, as National Security Adviser..... But it was one thing that he didn't do -- run for presi
After the Facebook whistleblower - Frances Haugen - testified to Congress, Mike Allen of Axios reported "Facebook says Zuckerberg has testified before Congress seven times in the past four years." In this episode, we'll remember the times Mark
Looking back to 2011...and another debt-ceiling debate. Compromise seemed elusive, angry words seemed abundant...and it all came down to the wire. Sound familiar? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, we'll use the C-SPAN Video Library to remember other significant hearings in Congress which involved military officials  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
After over a decade and a half, the era of Angela Merkel is coming to an end... She has chosen not to run in national elections... Germany will have a new leader... But, after serving as chancellor of Germany over a period that lasted through f
In this episode learn more about one of the characters portrayed in the FX impeachment story -- Internet news pioneer Matt Drudge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11th, a look back at some of the language used the week after the attack. You'll hear from then-President George W. Bush, then Senators Joe Biden (D-DE), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Hilla
In this episode, we'll use the C-SPAN Video Library to hear Presidents who worked in the prophet Isaiah in their public speeches, including President Joe Biden just last week after the attack in Kabul. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Two House lawmakers - Reps. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Susan Wild (D-PA) - recount their first-hand experiences on January 6, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Learn more about your ad c
Three House lawmakers - Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Dean Phillips (D-MN) - recount their first-hand experiences on January 6, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election res
Three House lawmakers - Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Ronny Jackson (R-TX), and Colin Allred (D-TX) - recount their first-hand experiences on January 6, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election resul
Three House lawmakers - Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Rodney Davis (R-IL), and Madeleine Dean (D-PA) - recount their first-hand experiences on January 6, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
Three House lawmakers - Reps. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Jason Crow (D-CO), and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) - recount their first-hand experiences on January 6, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election resul
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