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    President Clinton Relationship with Congress

    Journalists, as well as congressional and White House staff, described the relationship between President Clinton and Congress. They discussed his relations with both the 103rd and the…

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    Campaign 2008 and the Latino Vote

    Campaign advisers spoke about the importance of the Latino vote in the 2008 presidential election campaign, efforts by both the Obama and McCain campaigns to conduct outreach to Latino…

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    Health Care Reform

    Former Senator Breaux moderated a discussion on health care reform with former HHS Secretaries Donna Shalala and Tommy Thompson. Secretaries Shalala and Thompson talked about pressing…

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    History of National Party Conventions

    After opening remarks by James Thurber and Mike Berman, panelists discussed the history of political conventions. Topics included the present importance of presidential conventions,…

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    Congressional Oversight Duties, Opening Session

    After opening remarks, the panelists, moderated by Mr. Lilly, discussed what is required for good congressional oversight of the executive branch and also evaluation of the work of…

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    Television Political Advertising and Political Consultants

    Candace Nelson moderated a panel titled “Televised Political Advertising, the Role of Political Consultants and the Conduct of the Modern Campaign.” Panelists focused on the…

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    Presidential Transitions

    Participants in a conference on the upcoming presidential transition spoke about past administration efforts during transition periods, promises made by both 2008 presidential candidates to…

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    Role of the Media at National Party Conventions

    The panelists talked about the role of the news media at the national party conventions. Topics included the decreasing media coverage of conventions, the role of cable news…

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    White House Transition Project

    Participants in a conference on the upcoming presidential transition spoke about past administration efforts during transition periods, promises made by both 2008 presidential candidates to…

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    Congressional Leadership

    A bipartisan panel of former members of Congress gave advice for the leaders of the 110th Congress on working with the executive branch to set and follow a successful legislative…

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    Religion in American Political Life

    Joseph Eldridge moderated a panel on religion in American political life. Panelists talked about the use of religious themes in recent campaigns and political advocacy, the use of…

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    American Political Campaign Ethics

    The panelists talked about ethics in political campaigns, including examples of ethical dilemmas and unethical conduct. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Strategy, Themes, and Messages of Campaigns

    Mr. Maxwell spoke to students about developing an effective campaign strategy and how to deliver a persuasive message to the electorate. He also answered students' questions.

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    Presidential Transitions

    Participants in a conference on the upcoming presidential transition spoke about past administration efforts during transition periods, promises made by both 2008 presidential candidates to…

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    The Future of the Democratic and Republican Parties

    Curtis Gans moderated a panel on the future of the two major political parties. Among the issues addressed were the relative strengths and weaknesses in each party, likely themes for…

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    Presidential Convention Delegates and Rules

    A panel discussion was held on the process of selecting delegates to the national party conventions and the importance of convention rules. Topics included winner-take-all primaries,…

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    A New Look at Campaign Strategy

    Mr. Winston outlined the elements of a campaign strategy and talked and making the strategy effective.

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    Political Reform Issues

    Nancy Tate moderated a panel on various political reforms. Panelists focused on reform proposals being considered in Congress, redistricting, voter registration and voting law, and the…

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    Midterm Elections Analysis

    Panelists examined the 1994 congressional and gubernatorial elections. They focused on reasons for the significant Republican gains, such as the nationalization of most of these…

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    Measuring Presidential Success

    Thurber and Dulio’s topic is “Presidential-Congressional Relations and the Politics of the Appropriations Process.” Dietz’s topic is “Presidential Influence in…

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