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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Election of the Speaker

First day back at the gym, and as there is wifi, I listened to C-SPAN on my iPhone. As luck would have it, my go on the treadmill (walking machine or whatever trendy title it has now) coincided with the rebroadcast of the speeches made by the defeated candidate, Nancy Pelosi - and the re-elected Speaker, Paul Ryan. These speeches are part of the proceedings on the first day of the Congress.

C-SPAN has an app that allows you to listen to the live feeds of C-SPAN Radio; and the three TV channels. I listen to it sometimes during the night. During the day I prefer to watch the TV via C-SPAN's website. There is also a searchable archive of all programmes broadcast ( which as a researcher into Congress (increasing specialising in its development from the 1970s - is an invaluable resource - and allowed me to watch yesterday's proceedings this morning - I was driving home from Bath).

There is also a Congressional Record app available - Also an invaluable tool for both researching & following Congress.

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