Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Watching Congressional Committees
In addition to watching proceedings in the Chambers (C-SPAN 1 - House : C-SPAN 2 - Senate - http://www.c-span.org/Watch/C-SPAN_wm.aspx), it is possible to watch live broadcasts of many committee hearings. The website http://www.capitolhearings.org/ provides the easiest access to the relevant committee's 'broadcast'.
Most committees provide email updates on planned hearings and statements by the Chair. You can sign up for these by visiting the relevant committee website. (via http://www.house.gov/ and http://www.senate.gov/ )
News from Lake Wobegon
Al Franken, comedian and commentator, has won the Democratic nomination for the US Senate seat from Minnesota. He rose to fame for his appearances on 'Saturday Night Live'. International fame came with his excellent books - Why Not Me?; Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot; Lies and the lying liars who tell them; and The Truth with Jokes. His website is - http://www.alfranken.com/