607,552Mar 26, 2009
Senate Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Markup, Part 1
In the first of three parts of the continuation of the previous day’s markup hearing, members debated budget policy and offered amendments as the Senate Budget Committee met to mark up the ...
267,287Aug 10, 2011
Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, co-hosts of the “Smiley and West” radio program, talked about their recently launched “Poverty Tour,” which will take them to 16 poor ...
265,291Nov 18, 2011
Jobs and Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Witnesses testified on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a way to create jobs and increase domestic energy production.
During the hearing Representative Young (R-AK) and ...
236,813Sep 24, 2010
Immigrant Farm Workers
Witnesses spoke about the American agricultural sector’s reliance on foreign, and often undocumented, workers to pick fruit and vegetables on America’s farms. Comedy Central’s ...
194,585Jan 29, 2010
Presidential Remarks at House Republican Conference
President Obama spoke to House Republicans at their retreat in Baltimore. In his remarks he said he welcomed disagreement and debate, but called for genuine bipartisanship and asked for ...
193,035Mar 4, 2009
Senate Committee Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Overview
Treasury Secretary Geithner gave an overview of President Obama’s budget proposals for fiscal year 2010. He spoke about the projected budget deficit of $1.8 trillion in fiscal 2009, saying ...
158,039Mar 24, 2009
Geithner and Bernanke Testimony on AIG Bonuses
Secretary Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke testifed about a proposed regulations allowing the federal government to purchase “toxic” financial assets through a ...
157,139Oct 26, 2011
Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Hearing on Discretionary Spending
Douglas Elmendorf testified on discretionary federal spending at a hearing of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Among the topics he addressed were defense spending, tax policy, ...
151,865May 25, 2011
Secretary Geithner on the Economy and National Debt
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner was interviewed by Politico’s Mike Allen. Among the topics he addressed were the economy, jobs, raising the debt ceiling, the scandal involving former IMF ...
144,994Mar 13, 2002
Budget Resolution Markup: Opening Statements
Committee members made opening statements and considered amendments and changes to the fiscal year 2003 budget resolution. The proposal was labeled as a “wartime” budget and relied ...
137,827Feb 4, 2010
Comcast and NBC Universal Merger, Part 2
Witnesses testified about the potential impact on the media marketplace of the proposed joint venture agreement between Comcast and NBC Universal. Among the issues they addressed were ...
95,211Dec 16, 2009
Live Sports Broadcasts and Piracy, Part 1
The House Judiciary Committee looked at the piracy of live sports broadcasts over the Internet. Witnesses included officials from Major League Baseball, ESPN, Ultimate Fighting Championship, ...
95,108Mar 15, 2009
Interview with Dana Perino
Dana Perino talked about her experiences in the White house and the transition from public service to private life. During her appearance she spoke about the state of the economy, saying that ...
87,314Dec 13, 1996
Clinton Administration Appointments
President Clinton announced three executive branch appointments: William Daley, a Chicago attorney and brother of Mayor Richard Daley, to be Secretary of Commerce, Rep. Richardson to be ...
85,601Dec 6, 2011
Presidential Remarks on the Economy
President Obama spoke about the U.S. economy, invoking Theodore Roosevelt’s populism and challenging Republican belief in trickle-down economic theory. In his remarks he said the theory ...
78,094May 6, 2011
Long-Term U.S. Economic Outlook
Former National Debt Commission Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about some of the commission’s recommendations to balance the federal budget and improve the long-term U.S. ...
73,096Sep 6, 2010
Presidential Remarks on the Economy
President Obama spoke to union workers on Labor Day at Laborfest in Milwaukee. He announced a long-term jobs program that would exceed $50 billion to rebuild roads, railways and ...
68,314Sep 29, 2011
Postal Workers Union and the Future of Postal Service
Cliff Guffey talked about the Postal Workers Union’s perspective on the future of the postal service. He responded to questions via Skype from students at Kankakee Valley High School in ...
65,941Jul 14, 2011
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Elizabeth Warren testified on the implementation and congressional oversight of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). CFPB was scheduled to open on July 21, 2011, and was created as ...
65,131Apr 27, 2010
Investment Banks and the Financial Crisis, Goldman Sachs Chair and CEO
Lloyd Blankfein testified about investment and trading activities of Goldman Sachs and other investment banks involving residential mortgage based securities and related products. In sometimes ...
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