Confirmation Hearings

The Takeaway

Examining The Fed Under Janet Yellen's Stewardship

Friday, November 15, 2013

Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama’s nominee for chair of the Federal Reserve, gave a passionate defense of stimulus efforts in Senate hearings Thursday. If confirmed, Yellen, who currently holds the number two post at the Fed, is expected to reinforce many of the policies current Chairman Ben Bernanke has put in place. But there are some significant ways in which her economic philosophies differ from Bernanke’s.  Heidi Moore, finance and economics editor for The Guardian U.S. explains.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Filibuster by Any Other Name

Friday, February 15, 2013

Yesterday the Senate voted "no" -- by one vote -- on a move that would have allowed the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary. Steven Dennis, White House corespondent for CQ/Roll Call, discusses why Republicans are delaying the vote, and what next week may hold.

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The Week In Politics: SOTU, Nuclear, Rubio

Monday, February 11, 2013

Last week saw two high-profile confirmation hearings, and this week brings the State of the Union - and the GOP response from Marco Rubio. Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for the Washington Post, discusses the news from Washington.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel on the Lopate Show in 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

On Thursday, Senator Chuck Hagel, Pres. Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, will testify before the Senate Armed Forces Committee. As he prepares for his confirmation hearings, you can hear his 2008 conversation with Leonard Lopate about his memoir, America: Our Next Chapter: Tough Questions, Straight Answers.

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Dave Weigel on Capitol Politics

Friday, January 25, 2013

Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor Dave Weigel discusses the Kerry confirmation hearings, filibuster reform, and state GOP strategies.

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Judge Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings Day 1

Monday, July 13, 2009

Supreme Court nominee judge Sonia Sotomayor (R) with Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) (L). Confirmation hearing for Sotomayor start July 13. (Getty Images)

Supreme Court nominee judge Sonia Sotomayor (R) with Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) (L). Confirmation hearing for Sotomayor start July 13. ...

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