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President Obama describes his vision for American in his victory speech after winning re-election. (11-06-12 – 6 min)
Presidential Candidates: President Obama (D) and Governor Romney (R) debate about American perception in the Middle East since 2009. (10-23-12- 4 min)
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave his views on U.S. foreign policy. He focused on the Middle East, including stopping Iran from creating nuclear weapons and helping the people of Israel, Libya, and Syria. (10-08-12 – 5 mins)
Abby Kiesa on youth voters, their main issues and concerns, and the level of enthusiasm. (10-03-12 – 4 mins)
Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson discussed Medicare reform, national debt, the economy, and tax policy. (10-1-12- 5 min)
Representative Rick Larsen talked about his bill, the America Votes Act of 2012. The legislation would allow people lacking proper identification on Election Day to sign an affidavit attesting to their identity. (09-20-12)
President Obama spoke at the 8th annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting. He talked about his administration's efforts to fight human trafficking. (09-17-12 – 4 mins)
President Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention. (09-06-12 – 7 mins)
Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the Democratic National Convention. (09-05-12 – 7 mins)
Mitt Romney officially accepted the Republican nomination for President and attacked President Obama on the economy and his 2008 campaign promises of hope and change. (08-30-12 – 9 mins)
GOP VP nominee Rep. Paul Ryan accepted the nomination and compared President Obama and Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney's plans for America. (08-29-12 – 9 mins)
Generation Opportunity President Paul Conway discussed the impact that the 18-29 demographic could have on the 2012 election. (08-04-12 – 9 mins)
Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) on the effect of current campaign finance laws on elections, and his proposals for reform. (05-23-12 – 6 mins)
NRA CEO Wayne La Pierre on the Connecticut shootings at Sandy Hook elementary schools (12-21-12 – 6 mins)
Sen. Blumenthal (D-CT) responded to the NRA’s statement (12-21-12 – 4 mins)
Conservative journalist John Fund on gun laws and assault weapons in the wake of the shooting in Newtown, CT. (12-18-12 – 4 mins)
HOpen Phones and President Obama on Newtown, CT shooting (12-15-12 – 5 mins)
Analyst Robert Capecchi and former Representative Ernest Istook (R-OK) discussed the ballot initiatives legalizing marijuana use that passed this week in Colorado and Washington and failed in Oregon. (11-10-12 – 6 mins)
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano talked about U.S. cybersecurity threats and the actions needed to maintain it. (09-28-12 – 4 min)
Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Harpeet Singh Saini on domestic extremism and hate crimes in the wake of the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin. (09-19-12 – 4 mins)
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama on gun laws (07-26-12 – 2 mins)
Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) spoke about existing gun laws and the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. (07-23-12)
A clip from a press conference held by President Obama, about the Colorado movie theater shooting. (07-23-12 – 3 mins)
Open phones from C-SPAN’s Washington Journal morning program with discussion about what society can do to curb gun violence. A clip from Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s (D) press conference is also shown. (07-21-12 – 7 mins)
Open phones from C-SPAN’s Washington Journal morning program on "stand your ground" self-defense laws, in reference to the shooting of 17-year Trayvon Martin in Florida by a neighborhood watch captain. (03-22-12 – 3 mins)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on extreme bullying and harassment of members of the gay and lesbian community. (11-17-10 - 4 min)
Former Major League Baseball manager Joe Torre discusses his personal experiences with domestic violence and relays the psychological scars that carried over from his childhood. (10-27-10 - 4 min)
New York 24th Congressional District candidates Representative Michael Arcuri (D) and Richard Hanna (R) debated solutions to solve the disproportionate number of young black and hispanic men in prisons. (10-19-10 - 4 min)
Lawyer David Dow talks about inequalities in the death penalty system. (10-16-10 - 4 min)
Asa Hutchinson, from New York City, and Allen St. Pierre talked about the claims made by both supporters and opponents of Proposition 19 in California and what it would mean for marijuana possession laws in the U.S. if the measure passes. Proposition 19, if approved, would allow adults over the age of 21 to possess up to an ounce of cannabis. (10-09-10 - 6 min)
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) on domestic violence in America and the resources needed to treat and reduce future crime. (09-28-10 - 5 min)
M.A.D.D. National President Laura Dean-Mooney marked the 30th anniversary of Mothers Against Drunk Driving with a rally and news conference on Capitol Hill. They spoke about the organization's accomplishments and continuing agenda. (09-23-10 - 6 min)
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on the dangers of synthetic drugs, such as K2 or "Spice", and their ready availabilty of these legal drugs. (09-22-10 - 5 min)
Stanford University Professor Clarence Jones and former record industry executive Willam Stephney discussed the impact of the violence depicted in gangster rap music on the youth that listen to it. (09-17-10 - 3 min)
Anthony Placido spoke about the Drug Enforcement Administration’s role in enforcing U.S. drug policy and intelligence gathering. In this clip he discusses how drugs come into the country, the value of the illegal drug trade, and the specific role of his law enforcement agency. (09-07-10 - 4 min)
Luis CdeBaca spoke at the National District Attorneys Association national conference about the problem of human trafficking and his experiences prosecuting offenders. (08-23-10 - 4 min)
Joseph Califano talked about rising levels of drug abuse and the prevelance of gangs in the American school system. (08-19-10 - 4 min)
Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Drug Control Policy Office, on prescription drug abuse. (07-15-10 - 3 min)
Debbie Smith, founder of Help Exists After Rape Trauma (H.E.A.R.T.) organization, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the physical and psycological aftermath for rape victims and their families, as well as the importance for timely DNA analysis in capturing the criminals before they strike again. (12-15-09 - 5 min)
Douglas Wissing talked about U.S. exit strategy from Afghanistan (12-26-12 – 4 mins)
President Obama spoke of his administration’s commitment to nuclear disarmament. (12-3-12 - 5 min)
Brian Lepore of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) talked about the current facilities at Guantanamo Bay and factors to be considered should a decision be made to move detainees stateside. (12-02-12 – 7 min)
Mike Lyons, of The Truman National Security Project, talked about the CIA drone program. Topics included the benefits and goals of drone warfare, and the debate over who should control U.S. drone warfare capabilities. (11-15-12 - 6 min)
General Martin Dempsey on suicide rates in the military, military drafts, and enlistment in the Army ( 10-10-12 - 4 min)
Steve Gonzales talks about the unemployment rate among veterans. (09-23-12 - 7 min)
President Obama’s remarks after learning of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya. (9-12-12 - 5min)
President Obama addressed troops at Fort Bragg, NC on the end of the Iraq War, thanking serviceman and servicewoman for their sacrifice and achievment. (12-14-11 - 6 min)
Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) on defense budget cuts and the constitutional role of the military in protecting the country. (10-13-11 - 3 min)
Rep. Woolsey (D-CA) on the repeal of the U.S. Military's "Dont Ask, Don't Tell" policy. (09-21-11 - 4 min)
Senate press conference following a key vote on repeal of the U.S. Military's "Dont Ask, Don't Tell" policy. (12-18-10 - 5 min)
Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) on the detention center for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
(12-02-10 - 4 min)
Sen. Shaheen (D-NH) on why she supports the ratification of the START treaty between the USA and Russia. The treaty would reduce the number of deployed nuclear warheads in the Unites States' arsenal arond the world.
(12-02-10 - 4 min)
Rep. Miller (R-MI) calls Wikileaks a terrorist organization and demands that the Obama administration take action to shut own the site.
Representative Pete Hoekstra talked about the fallout from the Wikileaks release of classified government documents.
(11-30-10 - 5 min)
Author Bruce Fleming talked about the misunderstandings between civilians and the military, the roles and mission of the military, and what both the military and civilian communities need to do to narrow the divide.
(11-28-10 - 5 min)
Keith Johnson on the Transportation Security Administration's screening policies, concerns over radiation and privacy, and other countries' screening methods. (11-24-10 - 5 min)
Former President George W. Bush discussed his decision to authorize enhanced interrogation techniques of suspected terrorists to prevent attacks similar to those that occurred on September 11, 2001.
(11-14-10 - 4 min)
Richard Barrett talked about reports that high-level Taliban leaders are in negotiations over ending the war in Afghanistan.
(10-25-10 - 5 min)
Representative Brian Baird (D-WA) spoke about U.S. efforts to combat terrorism and the psychology of terrorism.
(10-12-10 - 5 min)
FBI National Security Branch Excecutive Assistant Director Sean Joyce on changes to the FBI since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and efforts to prevent future attacks.
(10-06-10 - 4 min)
Senator Franken talked about the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and expressed dissapointment in the Senate's failure to pass a cloture vote on the Defense Authorization Bill.
(09-21-10 - 3 min)
Senator James Webb (D-VA) spoke about health issues and the general welfare of war veterans and their families. (09-10-10 - 3 min)
General Raymond Odierno spoke at a ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq announcing the end of "Operation Iraqi Freedom" and the beginning of "Operation New Dawn."
(09-01-10 - 6 min)
Juian Assange spoke to reporters about WikiLeaks' release of classified war documents on the war in Afghanistan. (07-26-10 - 6 min)
Footage of U.S. troops training Afghan security forces at Bagram air base, near Kabul. There are approximately 134,000 active Afghan troops and many are receiving training from the U.S. military.
(07-23-10 - 5 min)
Author and journalist Sebastian Junger talked about the physical and mental toll of soldiers fighting in remote areas of Afghanistan, as well as the camaraderie between those entrenched.
(05-19-10 - 5 min)
Freelance journalist David Axe spoke about his time embedded with US troops in Afghanistan and described an attack by Taliban militants while on patrol. (11-18-09 - 4 min)
Following an attack by hijacked airliners on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, President Bush addressed the nation from the Oval Office about the incidents. He said the U.S. was resolved to find and punish those responsible, noting that the government was fully functional, and pledged the full resources of the federal government to emergency efforts.
(09-11-01 - 5 min)
Stan Collender and Joshua Gordon talked about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and gauge what Congress can get done before the end of the year. (12-23-12 – 7 mins)
Speaker John Boehner held a press conference to discuss the on-going “fiscal cliff” negotiations between congress and the White House. (12-13-12 - 4 min)
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, discusses President Obama’s position on the upcoming fiscal cliff. (12-04-12 - 7 min)
Robert Van Order talked about the Mortgage Debt Relief Act. (12-1-12 - 6 min)
Senator Mary Landrieu (D- LA) on the SUCCESS Act, a bill to provide tax incentives for small businesses, improves programs of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes. (11-29-12 - 8 min)
Alex Brill and Ethan Pollack talked about how the upcoming “fiscal cliff” could affect the income tax cuts passed in 2001 and 2003 under President George W. Bush, and extended in 2010 under President Obama. (11-28-12 - 7 min)
Christine Owens talked about the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. (11-27-12 - 6 min)
David Walker discussed his ideas for averting the “fiscal cliff,” and his view that even if this fiscal emergency is solved it does little to diffuse the underlying problem plaguing the U.S. economy: the growing national debt. (11-19-12 - 6 min)
Tim Pawlenty talked about the financial sector and business community’s response to the “fiscal cliff” and the U.S. economy. (11-16-12 - 6 min)
Nancy Cook explained the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Among the topics she discussed were the types of taxes that would go up, whose taxes would be affected, and possible changes to Medicare and Social Security. (11-14-12- 4min)
Former Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) talked about ways to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. (11-13-12 - 4 min)
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) about working with President Obama and the Senate to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the impending automatic tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012. (11-07-12 - 5 min)
Patrick Scott on issues related to reverse mortgages, including the risks involved and government oversight of the industry. (10-20-12 - 5 min)
Bill Wiatrowski and Christopher Flavelle talked about trends in employee wages and benefits, including health and retirement benefits, pensions, and defined contribution plans. (10-19-12 - 4 min)
Bruce Morrison talked about the state of the U.S. housing market. (10-09-12- 5min)
Lisa Mascaro discussed on effects on the U.S. economy of the "fiscal cliff," referring to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. (10-09-12 – 7 mins)
Senator Chuck. Schumer (D-NY) talked about tax policy. In his remarks he rejected the idea of cutting tax rates, arguing that addressing the deficit should instead be the focus. (10-9-12 – 5 min)
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks to a crowd of supporters about the US Economy, after being nominated by Mitt Romney to be his vice presidential running-mate. (08-11-12 – 8 mins)
Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified about the Federal Reserve Board's semiannual report on U.S. economic outlook and monetary policy. (07-18-12 - 6 min)
Ben Cohen, co-owner of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream company, on the "Occupy Wall Street" movement and the balance of power between "the people" and "coroprations". (12-12-11 - 7 min)
Author and historian John Steele Gordon on the political and economic forces which led to the creation of the federal income tax. (10-25-11 - 10 min)
Matthew Segalm, co-founder and President of OUr Time, talked about the role of young adults in the Occupy Wall Street protests, Tea Party comparisons, and civic engagement. (10-15-11 - 2 min)
Stephen Bell on deficit reduction, balancing the budget, and paying for social security and medicare in the future. (09-27-11 - 2 min)
Keith Hall on unemployment statistics and trends, including long term unemployed, and how a person's education factors in.(09-23-11 - 3 min)
Michael Konczal talked about housing and the mortgage process, the factors that led to the housing crisis, and changes to help regulate and stem foreclosures. (12-21-10 - 5 min)
Jim Tankersley talked about tax cuts and unemployment benefits legislation signed by President Obama the previous week, and its possible impact on consumers and the overall economy. (12-18-10 - 4 min)
Robert Nichols talked about financial issues, including the deal struck between President Obama and congressional Republican leaders on tax cuts and unemployment benefits. Other discussion topics were President Obama’s work on financial regulation and his relationship with the business community. (12-13-10 - 7 min)
Timothy Bartik talked about the U.S. job market and initiatives that might help lower the unemployment rate. (12-10-10 - 4 min)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on why she supports extending tax breaks for the middle class. (12-03-10 - 5 min)
Representative Xavier Becerra, a member of the bipartisan commission created by President Obama to address the federal debt, talked about the proposals contained in the commission’s final report. (12-02-10 - 6 min)
George Liebmann talked about his November 22, 2010 article in the Baltimore Sun, "The Youth Employment Conundrum." He suggests policy changes to create jobs for young people may be needed to avoid social unrest. (11-26-10 - 6 min)
Ylan Mui talked about the latest predictions for retails sales in the 2010 holiday season, and consumer spending trends. (11-25-10 - 5 min)
Bethany McLean, author of All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis, talked about the causes of the economic recession, bailouts, the recovery process, and the future of the US economy. (11-14-10 - 5 min)
Neil Irwin talked about the latest economic figures and the overall U.S. economy. (10-29-10 - 5 min)
Texas 17th Congressional District candidates Representative Chet Edwards (D) and Bill Flores (R) debated the privatization of Social Security.
William Cohen talked about the politics of the outsourcing jobs to other countries and the effect on the US economy. (10-18-10 - 3 min)
Alice Rivlin talked about the economy and suggests plans to fix the deficit. The plan could include cutting Social Security benefits and raising the retirement age. (10-15-10 - 5 min)
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) on implementing tax breaks for companies that choose to keep existing jobs and create new jobs in the US.
Former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) addressed the New Hampshire Republican Party Convention and criticized President Barack Obama for not focusing enough on the economy during his first 20 months in office. (09-25-10 - 4 min)
Washington Examiner Political Columnist Timothy Carney talked about Republican strategy for social security and medicare. (09-25-10 - 2 min)
President Obama spoke about the current status of the economy and unemployment, and steps that he believes are necessary to ensure economic recovery.
(09-13-10 - 6 min)
Financial analyst Meredith Whitney spoke about new credit card laws, consumer protection, interest, and hidden bank fees. (08-24-10 - 4 min)
Republican representatives spoke to reporters following passage in the House of the STEM Jobs Act, which would stimulate the economy by making it easier for foreign students graduating with advanced degrees to stay in the U.S. (11-30-12 - 8 min)
Randi Weingarten, of the American Federation of Teachers, discussed the potential effects of tax increases and budgets cuts on teachers, as well as education reform prospects. (11-25-12 - 2 min)
James Montoya talked about recent trends in SAT scores and college admissions. (10-02-12 – 3 mins)
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke to the Education Department Bullying Prevention Summit about government efforts to curb bullying in schools. (08-07-12 – 8 mins)
Sandra Krebsbach, the Executive Director of the American Technical Education Association, talked about the expansion of technical education, preparing individuals for new computer based employment, and whether there are enough individuals trained in technical education to fill the new jobs being created. (08-05-12 – 8 mins)
EducationWeek writer Alyson Klein on funding for Title I schools and school districts with a high percentage of students from low-income families.
(12-12-11 - 7 mins)
NEA President Dennis Van Roekel talked about federal education policy. (11-13-11 - 8 mins)
Randi Weingarten talked about possible impact of the $30 billion for schools included in President Obama's jobs bill. Other topics included the No Child Left Behind waiver proposed by the Obama administration, the Occupy Wall Street protests, and the role education could play in the 2012 elections. (10-19-11 - 9 mins)
Bob Wise talked about a new Digital Learning Council report, the “Ten Elements of High Quality Digital Learning,” which examines ways digital learning can help student learning and transform the current education system. (12-21-10 - 9 min)
Bill Smoot talked about Conversations with Great Teachers, a collection of interviews that he conducted with exceptional teachers (K-12, college, professional courses, military, political mentors) to find out what makes them so effective. (11-07-10 - 8 min)
Ben Miller talked about rising college debt, and statistics suggesting that the average student has $24,000 in student loan debt.
(10-26-10 - 5 min)
Washington D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee talked about the crisis in American education and her own approach to reforming D.C. schools. (10-22-10 - 4 min)
President Obama made his second annual back-to-school address to students at Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School. In the speech President Obama relays stories of his own youth, acknowledged the tough times families face, but urged students to “dream big,” “work hard,” and “stay focused on education.” (09-14-10 - 5 min)
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten talked about the U.S. education system, specifically the Obama administration's Race to the Top program. (08-25-10 - 4 min)
Kati Haycock talked about Education Trust reports on minority student gaps in education. (08-24-10 - 4 min)
Arne Duncan addressed the Department of Education's first summit on efforts to prevent bullying in public schools. He talked about ways to end bullying and creating a national strategy to help local communities address the problem. (08-11-10 - 4 min)
President Obama spoke about the relationship between higher education, the economy, and making college more affordable. (08-11-10 - 4 min)
Bill Gates talked about education in the U.S. and around the world.(07-08-10 - 4 min)
Adam Sieminski and Frank Verrastro talked about the long-term outlook for U.S. energy production and consumption out to 2040. (12-7-12 - 6 min)
Jack Gerard talked about energy policy, including fracking (hydraulic fracturing), gas prices, and U.S. alternative energy efforts. (11-27-12 - 4 min)
Jeffrey Leonard talked about the nation’s electric grid, what can be done to repair it, and the price of repairing it. (11-21-12 - 7 min)
Steven Mufson discussed U.S. energy policy in light of the news that U.S. oil output was set to outpace Saudi Arabia by 2020. (11-19-12 - 4 min)
Charles Komanoff discussed both republican and democratic proposals for taxing CO2 emissions as a way to raise revenue for the Treasury. (11-17-12 - 7 min)
Bob Deans on the future of the coal and fossil fuel industry. (10-15-12 - 4 min)
Jim Snyder talked about energy policies during the Obama administration, specifically fracking and green jobs. (9-12-12 - 5 min)
Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) on offshore drilling and land conservation in the United States. (07-24-12 – 9 mins)
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) on peak oil production, reserves, and future energy demand. (12-02-10 - 6 min)
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director Michael Bromwich talked about the future of offshore drilling and energy development. (11-07-10 - 6 min)
Bipartisan Policy Center President Jason Grumet talks about energy policy, renewable energy sources, and energy efficiency standards.
North Carolina Senate candidates Senator Richard Burr (R) and Elaine Marshall (D) debated green energy technology and alternative enrgy policy.
Russ Ford, Executive Vice President of Shell Oil Company, answered questions about shale gas vs. drilling for natural gas offshore.
Rep. Harry Teague (D-NM) on alternative energy sources such clean bio-fuels, specifically those derived from algae, and what he believes they would mean for the US economy. (09-28-10 - 5 min)
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) on U.S. dependence on foreign oil and the need for alternative energy sources. (09-15-10 - 5 min)
Prabhakar Patil talked about the future of the electric car industry and what it means for the environment and U.S. oil consumption. (08-10-10 - 3 min)
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Rhode Island and how climate change and extreme weather will affect us in the future. (11-14-12 - 6 min)
Gene Karpinski and David Kreutzer debate Mitt Romney and Barack Obama’s respective positions on Climate Change. (09-08-12 – 3 mins)
Jake Li on endangered species and urging for greater environmental protections as a prerequisite for future subsidies and to reject efforts to cut funding for voluntary conservation programs. (08-06-12 - 5 min)
Author and historian Doug Brinkley on the Artic National Wildlife Refuge and protecting it from oil and gas exploration. (11-18-11 - 3 min)
Del. Madeleine Bordallo of Guam on the Shark Conservation Act of 2010 preventing sharks from being targeted for their fins. (12-21-10 - 2 min)
Myron Bell talked by telephone about the climate negotiations, whether these meetings are worth the time of the participants and his thoughts on climate change and the Kyoto Protocol. (12-12-10 - 4 min)
Darren Samuelsohn talked about the climate change talks held in Cancun and the resulting international and domestic policy discussed during the conference. (12-12-10 - 5 min)
Hunter Lovins talked about alternative energy. In her remarks she called on U.S. cities to use to expand their use of alternative energy, calling it the key to economic growth.
(12-03-10 - 4 min)
Scientist Gerald Meehl on the basic science of climate change, greenhouse effect, and forecasting future weather models. (11-17-10 - 5 min)
Author Peter Laufer on the network of hunters, traders, and customers who constitute the nefarious business of international animal smuggling.
Jonathan Bloom reports that close to half of the food produced in the United States goes to waste. Mr. Bloom explores why most food becomes refuse. According to the author each American discards approximately 197 pounds of food per year, while many Americans face rising grocery costs and shortages are being reported at food banks across the country. (10-28-10 - 7 min)
Louisiana Senate candidates Senator David Vitter (R) and Representative Charlie Melancon (D) debated their positions on future business dealings with BP after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (10-28-10 - 3 min)
Felicity Barringer talked about the effects of a ten-year drought in the U.S. Southwest which has led to declining water and reservoir levels in several states, despite a simultaneous major increase in population and demand for water in the region. (10-11-10 - 5 min)
N.O.A.A. Senior Scientist Bill Lehr on lessons learned from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and government reaction to contain and clean-up spills . (09-27-10 - 3 min)
Louisiana fisherman Drew Landry testified at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling meeting performing a song expressing his frustrations with the aftermath of the oil spill and the U.S. government's response. (07-12-10 - 5 min)
Chairman of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board Harlon Pierce spoke about the federal closures of fishing grounds and how the vessels of opportunity program is affecting his business. (07-7-10 - 5 min)
Peter Gleick on how he believes the country became hooked on buying water in plastic bottles. Mr. Gleick states that convenience, taste, and marketing have all played a role.(06-14-10 - 5 min)
Aaron Viles talked about the environmental impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and what it means for area wetlands and wildlife. (05-30-10 - 3 min)
Senator Mary Landrieu talked about the federal government and BP's response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. (05-27-10 - 3 min)
BP America President and Chairman Lamar McKay testified about the accident in the Gulf of Mexico involving the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. (05-11-10 - 4 min)
Middlebury College scholar Bill McKibben argues that it's time to hunker down, make do with significantly less and concentrate on essentials if humans are to survive on a rapidly changing (degrading) planet. (04-14-10 - 3 min)
Steven Solomon contends that renewable water sources have become diminished and asserts that water is "the new oil," which has created developmental fissures between states that have it and those that don't. (01-15-10 - 4 min)
Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) on why he believes global warming is a farce, suggesting that it is a natural cycle and isn't attributable to anything mankind is doing wrong. (12-11-09 - 3 min)
Jane Goodall talked about polluting the planet and the effects on ecosystems and bio-diversity. (09-09-09 - 4 min)
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on the recent Israeli-Gaza conflict and Iran’s nuclear program. (11-29-12 - 4 min)
Damien Ma discussed the impact of new leadership in China on US-Sino relations. (11-18-12 - 7 min)
Benjamin Pauker talked about President Barack Obama’s foreign policy agenda for his second administration. Mr. Parker discussed Iran, the Middle East, Kenya, and China, and other countries as well. (11-13-12 - 9min)
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about the role of energy in U.S. diplomacy and foreign policy. (10-18-12 - 6 min)
Marvin Kalb of the Brookings Institute talked about the foreign policy and how the Presidential candidate’s views on foreign policy differ. (08-05-12 – 8 mins)
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama on U.S. foreign policy (07-25-12 – 5 mins)
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talked her past involvement in the Middle East peace process and the current state of negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians. (12-06-10 - 5 min)
Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erakat talked with Aaron David Miller about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the current state of the negotiations, U.S. policy, and future prospects for Arab-Israeli peace. (11-04-10 - 4 min)
Following their return from Sudan, George Clooney and John Prendergast talked about the political and security situation in advance of southern Sudan's independence referendum in January 2011. (10-12-10 - 4 min)
John Park talked about Kim- Jong-il, the North Korean family dynasty, and the threat of weaponized nuclear teachnology. (10-04-10 - 4 min)
Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ) on tensions threatening the peace in Sudan, and the history of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's rise to power.
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart talked about his opposition to the Obama administration's consideration of easing travel restrictions to Cuba for the first time in nearly 50 years. (08-20-10 - 4 min)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) on violence in the Congo as a result of the blood/conflict diamonds being mined in the region. (05-17-10 - 5 min)
James Martin, president of the 60 Plus Association, discussed older Americans and health care, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the cost of energy, and medicare.(11-24-12 - 5 min)
Emily Etheridge on the opposing opinions of policies for Medicare reform. (10-10-12 – 6 min)
Jessica Donze Black on the Federal School Lunch Program, including a discussion about changes to operating cost. (09-17-12 - 7 min)
Kathleen Turner on she addressed were family planning programs, access to health care for low-income women, and Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Health Care Act (09-06-12 – 5 min)
Sabrina Schaeffer discussed the women's issues. She stressed that most women were more indifferent to birth control than originally thought. (8-18-12 - 7 min)
Dr. Atul Grover on the state of the Affordable Care Act and the American health care system, the shortages of physicians across the United States, the future of Medical students, the increasing age of the American population, and how the Affordable Care Act will change the American health care system. (08-05-12 – 8 mins)
Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) on the 10th Amendment and mandatory healthcare. (10-37-11 - 3 min)
Kevin Concannon on pending nutritional changes to the National School Lunch Program and the importance nutrition plays in a young person's learning. (10-13-11 - 4 min)
David Savage, Supreme Court reporter for the Los Angeles Times, on the constitutionality of the 2010 Health Care law and the likelihood of the Supreme Court taking up the case. (10-03-11 - 2 min)
Olga Naidenko talked about the Environmental Working Group’s recent study of U.S. drinking water, finding that Chromium-6, a probable carcinogen, was found in the drinking water of 31 U.S. cities. (12-28-10 - 4 min)
Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) on legislation to reduce the amount of lead found in drinking water in many of America's cities. (12-17-10 - 2 min)
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the signing of the the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. (12-13-10 - 8 min)
Donald Blanchon talked about the advancements in the treatment and prevention of AIDS, and the latest statistics on the number of cases world-wide.(12-01-10 - 7 min)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talked about child nutrition programs and childhood obesity. (12-01-10 - 5 min)
Dr. Anthony Fauci talked about a drug that reduces the likelihood of getting HIV and addresses the Vatican's change of heart on the use of condoms to reduce sexually transmitted disease. (11-24-10 - 3 min)
Ethics and Public Policy Fellow, James Capretta, on opposition to the new health care law and strategies to fight the law short of an unlikely repeal. (11-22-10 - 6 min)
Actor Jeff Bridges and Bill Shore talked about a new national effort to end childhood hunger in the U.S. by 2015. (11-10-10 - 5 min)
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talked about new tobacco-use prevention efforts. (11-10-10 - 4 min)
Dr. Mark McClellan talked about Medicare costs and various proposals to reduce the high cost of health care. (10-22-10 - 4 min)
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli talked about the suit filed by his state challenging the federal health care law, which contends the law is unconstitutional because it requires the purchase of health insurance. (10-21-10 - 3 min)
Margo Wootan talked about child nutrition programs including school lunch programs and childhood obesity. (10-02-10 - 5 min)
Rep. Vernon Ehlers (D-MI) on sickle cell anemia and the pain experienced by those afflicted with the disease. (09-28-10 - 3 min)
Dr. Michael Houston talked about the estimated 7-12 million children suffer who from mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders in the U.S. and the prescription drugs that are prescribed to them. He also discusses the F.D.A.'s review of these drugs and the doctors prescribing them.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jonathan Weiner talked about a group of scientists and entrepreneurs who are working to achieve human immortality. (09-18-10 - 4 min)
Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institute of Health, testifies before a Senate Appropriations Committee about advancements in the scientific exploration of human embryonic stem cells. (09-16-10 - 7 min)
Sec. Tom Vilsack spoke about childhood nutrition and obesity and federal strategies for improving children's access to healthy nutrition.
Sonia Shah talked about her book, The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years. In her book she looks at the 500,000 year history of malaria and questions why a pathogen we know how to control still infects over 500 million people every year and kills nearly 1 million. (08-22-10 - 3 min)
Veronique de Rugy and Elizabeth Lower-Basch discussed poverty in the United States, government assistance programs, and the effectiveness of various public and private efforts to alleviate hunger and poverty. (11-22-12 - 7 min)
Dr. Cornell West and Tavis Smiley on the latest Census Bureau statistics that found rising poverty levels within the USA. (09-13-12 – 5 mins)
M William Sermons and Nan Roman on the factors contributing to the rise in homelessness in various states, including youth homelessness, homeless veterans, and those affected by the foreclosure crisis. (01-12-11 - 4 min)
Brandon Roberts talked about the new Working Poor Families Project report, and the toll of high unemployment and the economic recession on low income families. (01-03-11 - 6 min)
Jodie Levin-Epstein talked about various approaches that state and federal governments are taking to reduce poverty and the challenges facing these programs. (11-25-10 - 4 min)
Nan Roman talked about the impact the economy is having on the number of families entering homeless shelters. (09-18-10 - 6 min)
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan talked about the Obama administration's strategic plan to end homelessness, and particularly programs aimed at assisting veterans and the mentally ill. (07-13-10 - 3 min)
Fawn Johnson talked about the various proposals and potential areas of compromise in immigration reform. A clip of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was shown during the program. (11-12-12 - 6min)
Al Cardenas on Conservative Immigration reform. (10-15-12 – 2 mins)
Mitt Romney discusses immigration reform at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention (09-17-12 – 5 mins)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement director John Morton testified about U.S. immigration policy, border security, and the deportation process for undocumented immigrants. (07-10-12 – 3 min)
David Savage, Supreme Court reporter for the Los Angeles Times, on state vs. federal immigration laws. (10-03-11 - 1 min)
Darrell West talked about his proposals for attracting more highly educated and entrepreneurial immigrants. He is author of the book Brain Gain: Rethinking U.S. Immigration Policy. (12-27-10 - 4 min)
Daniel Stein talked about the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act legislation, which he opposes. The act would give individuals who were brought to the U.S. as children and have successfully completed high school an opportunity to work towards citizenship.
Author Carlos Eire talks about his life experiences, arriving in Miami as a young Cuban refugee, and what it meant to become an American.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg testifies before a House immigration subcommittee and expresses his support for immigration reform suggesting that immigrants help to strengthen America's economy. (09-30-10 - 3 min)
Comedy Central Talkshow host Stephen Colbert testified in character at a House hearing on immigrant workers in the agriculture industry.
John Morton, director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.), talked about the U.S. deportation policy and Illegal immigrants. (08-08-10 - 2 min)
Telephone lines were open for comments on a federal judge's decision to block key parts of the Arizona immigration law. (07-29-10 - 4 min)
Open phone discussion about drought conditions, crop farming, and climate change. (08-08-12 – 5 min)
Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) on drought and other issues affecting the agriculture community across the USA this year. (08-02-12 – 5 mins)
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) on industry, trade, and transportation and the importance of building infrastructure capable of connecting American products domestically and internationally. (10-25-11 - 5 min)
Chandler Goule talked about the the impact of the economic downturn on small farmers, and how the new food safety bill will affect them. (12-28-10 - 5 min)
National Journal Correspondent Amy Harder talked about the latest federal regulations, technology, and possible laws that will affect the coal industry. (11-27-10 - 5 min)
Rep. Kit Bond (R-MO) on continued funding and research for bio-technology in the Agriculture industry and its potential benefits. (11-18-10 - 5 min)
Steven Rattner talked about his stint as the Obama administration "car czar", and shared his opinions on the economic impact of restructuring Detroit's auto companies. (10-18-10 - 3 min)
Jaydee Hanson talked about the genetically modified food industry, health concerns, and the federal government’s role in overseeing this growing trend. (09-29-10 - 3 min)
Author Jonathan Safran Foer talked about his book Eating Anmials, the effect of American's meat-eating habits on the environment, and the factory farming industry. (09-25-10 - 3 min)
Washington Post cars columnist Warren Brown spoke about the goverrnment bailout of General Motors. (09-14-10 - 5 min)
Vice President Joe Biden spoke about the economic crisis, creating new jobs and the importance of the building and manufacturing industry.
Tavis Smiley on rap music and other media/entertainment sources and their influence on society. (01-12-11 - 3 min)
Panelists talked about changes in journalistic sourcing and reporting in an era of new media, including verifying sources and stories, competition with other news organizations, and partisanship in media. (12-06-10 - 7 min)
Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart of the "Daily Show" and Stephen Colbert of the "Colbert Report" on mainstream media and fear mongering.
A second clip from New York Times columnist Bob Herbert who talked about journalistic integrity and the line between fact based and opinion based journalism. (10-06-10 - 4 min)
One of two clips from New York Times columnist Bob Herbert who talked about the current state of journalism and the prevalence of social media. (10-06-10 - 4 min)
Dave Kindred, author and long-time Washington correspondent, profiles the current state of the newspaper industry. (07-29-10 - 3 min)
David Westin, president of ABC News, spoke about media bias in journalism and the future of news media. (07-08-10 - 4 min)
Author and syndicated radio talk show host Bill Bennett talked about media bias on network and cable news, as well as talk radio. (07-04-10 - 2 min)
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about religious freedom around the world. (07-30-12 - 6 mins)
Republican Representatives Ted Poe (TX), Gregg Harper (MS), Paul Broun (GA), James Lankford (OK), and Trent Franks (AZ) on freedom of religion and its role throughout US history.(11-1-11 - 8 min)
Sally Quinn talked about the mixture of religion and politics, and the separation of church and state. (12-24-10 - 7 min)
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on his belief that religious faith has a major part to play in shaping the values which guide the modern world, and can and should be a force for progress. (11-26-10 - 5 min)
Secretary Clinton announced the release of the 2010 International Religious Freedom Report. In her remarks she said the report noted that religious freedom was under threat from "authoritarian regimes," "violent extremist groups that exploit and inflame sectarian tensions," and from "the harm caused by intolerance and mistrust which can leave minority religious groups vulnerable and marginalized." (11-17-10 - 7 min)
Delaware Senate candidates Chris Coons (D) and Christine O'Donnell (R) debated faith and how it influences their political views. (10-13-10 - 4 min)
Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, on totalitarianism and atheism. (09-07-10 - 6 min)
David Berlinski, author of The Devil's Delusion, states that "atheism poisons everything" and challenges scientific theories that dismiss religion.
New York Daily News columnist S.E. Cupp holds the liberal left and media accountable for what she says is an assault on religion and the nation's heritage. (05-10-10 - 4 min)
President Obama spoke at the annual National Prayer Breakfast. In his remarks he called for greater civility and understanding when engaging one another on matters of disagreement. He also talked about the power of faith to "unite people to serve the common good." (02-04-10 - 5 min)
Jon Iadonisi discussed the U.S. government’s current approach to cybersecurity, and strategies for strengthening our cyber infrastructure. (11-25-12 - 7 min)
Julian Sanchez expressed his concerns with how federal authorities gain access to emails and if current electronic privacy laws have to be updated. (11-17-12 - 7min)
Senator Joseph Lieberman (I- CT) discusses the Cyber Security Act of 2012 and the recent attacks made in cyberspace. (11-14-12 - 6 min)
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta discussed the Department of Defense’s role in defending the nation in cyberspace. (10-11-12- 6min)
Deborah Hersman, chairman of the NTSB, on distracted driving, technology, and road accidents. (12-19-11 - 8 mins)
Vice President Joe Biden on free speech, technology, and government transparency. (11-10-11 - 7 mins)
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on net neutrality and regulation of the internet. (11-09-11 - 10 mins)
Lynn Stanton talked about the details of the recently-passed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules concerning “net neutrality,” the principle that all Internet content should be treated equally by service providers. (12-26-10 - 4 min)
A round table discussion between students and administrators on teens and "sexting". (12-14-10 - 4 min)
A round table discussion between students and administrators about defining clear boundaries for technology use to prevent distraction while at school and similar learning environments. (12-14-10 - 4 min)
Stacey Kopnitsky on students texting during school hours and the effects on the learning environment. (12-14-10 - 3 min)
Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski outlined a plan for regulating broadband networks. "Net neutrality" aims to address concerns over the ways large Internet service providers manage their networks. (12-01-10 - 6 min)
Common Sense Media Founder and CEO James Steyer on social media networks and children’s privacy. (10-8-10 - 5 min)
Syracuse, New York Police Captain Shannon Trice on enforcement strategies for policing distracted drivers that are using cell phones to make phone calls and text while driving. (09-21-10 - 5 min)
Fortune magazine senior editor David Kirkpatrick on the political use and influence of Facebook. (06-21-10 - 4 min)
Rolling Stone's Steve Knopper on what he believes is the rapidly approaching death of the recording industry and the effects of digital and pirated music. (01-28-10 - 6 min)
Mickey McCarter talked about the current work of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) eleven years after its creation and nine years after it became a part of the Department of Homeland Security. (09-10-12 – 6 mins)
Former Representative Thomas McMillen (D-MD) suggests ways in which to reform Congress in order to discourage partisan posturing and encourage members to “cross the aisle” and work towards compromise. (08-09-12 – 8 mins
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney on a variety of topics such as health care, energy, education, trade, federal deficit, small business, manufacturing, jobs, housing, government handouts, and the economy. (08-02-12 – 8 mins)
Correspondent Rachel Bade of Congressional Quarterly talked about postal service reform, including legislation, the proposed mail processing centers to be closed, and the suspension of Saturday delivery. (07-15-12 – 6 min)
Fmr. Speaker of the House and current presidential candidate New Gingrich (R-GA) on abortion and his pro-life beliefs. (12-14-11 - 5 min)
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) on racial profiling. (10-13-11 -3 min)
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) on tax payer funding of abortion. (05-04-11 -3 min)
Rep. Chros Smith (R-NJ) on tax payer funding of abortion. (05-04-11 - 2 min)
Rep. Mike Enzi (R-WY) on equal pay for both men and women in the workforce. (11-17-10 - 4 min)
Indiana Senate candidates former Senator Dan Coats (R), Representative Brad Ellsworth (D), and Rebecca Sink-Burris (L) debated sex education and abortion.
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Brian Powell on a recent survey he conducted looking at Americans' changing view of what constitutes a family, including gay marriage and civil unions, and the potential public policy implications. (09-25-10 - 4 min)
University of San Diego Law School Professor Roy Brooks on what he calls "resource disparity" between white and black Americans, including economic and education standing. (09-14-10 - 6 min)
Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer and Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina state their positions on same sex marriage. (09-01-10 - 4 min)
Rep. Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Rep. Scott (D-VA) on the legacy and future of the Americans with Disabilities Act 20 years after its enactment.
Former Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and David Souter talked about transparency and cameras in the courtroom. (12-13-10 - 4 min)
Garrison Keillor discusses the role of humor and why it is a fundamental to American life, including for people in politics. (12-05-10 - 4 min)
Author Bradford Fitch on influencing elected officials and why he believes that a well-informed constituency can be a driving force in swaying their thinking on the issues. (11-26-10 - 6 min)
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) on foster care and adoption laws to assist in helping children find families. (11-17-10 - 4 min)
Susan Herbst, a public policy professor at Georgia Tech, argues that American political debate has become unwieldy and simply rude. The author presents her thoughts on how to reintroduce civil debate into American politics, which includes the use of new media and developing a thicker "political skin". (10-30-10 - 6 min)
Comedy Central host Jon Stewart on the partisanship of Washington politics and how to bridge that divide.
Actor Wendell Pierce on economic and political issues effecting recovery efforts in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina. (10-21-10 - 3 min)
Former Representatives John Porter (R-IL) and David Skaggs (D-CO) proposed their ideas for helping members of congress to find common ground and have a spirited but civil debate on the issues before them. (10-12-10 - 5 min)
Lobbyists Tony and Heather Podesta talked about the role of lobbyists in Washington, D.C., and their own personal experiences. (10-01-10 - 4 min)
Rock the Vote President Heather Smith talked about their new poll on the impact of young voters on elections and what motivates them to vote.
Claire Gaudiani looks at the history of philanthropy in the U.S. and argues that Americans would benefit more if there was less government regulation of private foundations (09-23-10 - 4 min)
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin spoke about her Pro-Life beliefs and her own experiences as the mother of a child with Down syndrome.
Jefferson Keel talked about Native American issues at the seventh annual State of Indian Nations address. (01-29-10 - 5 min)
Hal Herzog, psychology professor at Western Carolina University, examines the moral issues of human/animal relations and the difference between how we treat those animals raised for consumption, those used in entertainment, and those raised as pets. (09-16-10 - 5 min)
The three candidates running for the U.S. Senate in Utah participated in their first general election debate and discussed the issue of state sovereignty. (09-16-10 - 3 min)
Actor, Producer, Director Robert Redford testified about funding for the arts and the importance of the arts in all areas of life. (04-01-08 - 5 min)
GWU Law Professor Jonathan Turley on surveillance and privacy issues. (12-19-11 - 8 min)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) on swearing an oath to the Constitution and the process for considering Constitutional Amendments.(12-13-11 - 7 min)
Larry Pratt, Gun Owners of America executive director, on the 2nd Amendment and the passage of the National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act.(11-19-11 - 6 min)
David Abshire on Executive Orders, laws created by the President that bypass Congress, and the importance of working to find compromise. (11-18-11 - 3 min)
Callista Gingrich on the Rule of Law, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property rights. (11-18-11 - 4 min)
Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) on Native American heritage and recognizing their contributions to our culture and society. (11-16-11 - 5 min)
Author Adam Winkler on the 2nd Amendment. (10-23-11 - 3 min)
Justice Antonin Scalia on the idea of a "living Constitution", the intent of the framers, and how he interprets the Constitution when ruling on cases dealing with modern technologies. (10-06-11 - 10 min)
David Savage, Supreme Court Reporter for the Los Angeles Times, on 4th Amendment rights and GPS surveilance of suspected criminals. (10-03-11 - 3 min)
Tim Storey talked about new congressional maps being drawn and the Constitutional requirement specifying the proess. (09-27-11 - 2 min)
Kristie Miller talked about the 25th Amendment and the requirement to cede presidential power, using Woodrow Wilson's incapacitation as an example. (09-25-11 - 2 min)
David McCullough talked about the framers of the Constitution and the words "all men are created equal". (09-25-11 - 5 min)
Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison and CFO WG Stover plead the 5th Amendment while being questioned by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. (09-23-11 - 3 min)
Actor Richard Dreyfuss talked about the importance of democracy. (09-17-11 - 2 min)
Actor Richard Dreyfuss on civic education and civic responsibility.(09-17-11 - 6 min)
Justice Ginsburg on the 14th Amendment and related cases heard during her time on the Supreme Court. (09-15-11 - 8 min)
Rep. Virginia Foxx on US military operations in Libya, enumerated powers, and the Constitution. (06-03-11 - 3 min)
Heram Basser, Litigation Director of the Liberty Institute, on student rights and free speech. (05-13-11 - 7 min)
GWU Law Professor Orin Kerr on the 4th Amendment. (01-15-11 - 5 min)
Sanford Levinson talked about the 2nd Amendment and the role of the Constitution in American culture. (12-21-10 - 3 min)
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) on an individual's rights to "keep and bear arms". (06-30-10 - 4 min)
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) talks about the 19th Amendment and women's voting rights. (09-15-10 - 5 min)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein on voting rights and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (07-20-06 - 6 min)
Former Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) on the 7th Amendment. (07-07-03 - 2 min)
Mr. Dinerstein talked about a case being heard in the U.S. Supreme Court that focused on whether mentally retarded defendants can be executed, or whether this is an infringement of the Eighth Amendment. (02-20-02 - 5 min)