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    First Hundred Days of the 112th Congress

    Panelists spoke about the first 100 days of the 112th Congress. Among the topics they addressed were debate over continuing budget resolutions, comparisons with the Republican take…

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    Senate Procedures

    Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, Senate Historian Richard Baker, and the Wall Journal's Capitol Hill reporter Janet Hook talked about the history of Senate procedures. Topics…

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    2010 Election Result Analysis

    The American Enterprise Institute’s election watch team talked about exit-poll results, reviewed important campaigns, previewed the new Congress, and looked at the future of the…

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    Midterm Election Preview

    Scholars at the American Enterprise Institute talked about the 2010 midterm elections. They discussed voter mood, the 112th Congress, and some of the tightest House and Senate…

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    Use of Senate Filibuster

    Panelists talked about the Senate filibuster rule. Topics included the increase in cloture motions in recent years, and the origins, use, and consequences of the…

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    Presidential Succession

    Panelists talked about vulnerabilities and flaws in the current system of U.S. presidential succession, specifically the need for authoritative continuity. Other topics included…

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    2008 Election Forecast

    Panelists examined the early primary and caucus states and talked about the implications of the primary season being condensed. They also talked about the political ideologies of…

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    Book Discussion on Second-Term Blues

    John Fortier was interviewed about the book he co-edited with Norman Ornstein, Second-Term Blues: How George W. Bush Has Governed, published by Brookings Institution Press. The book is…

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    Book Discussion on The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America

    Participants spoke about The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, published by Oxford University Press, in which authors Norman J. Ornstein and…

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    Governing Style of Senator Kerry

    Panelists discussed the policies a potential Kerry Administration might put forward. They analyzed Senator Kerry’s record on a number of domestic and foreign policy issues and…

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    Governing Style of President Bush

    Scholars talked about the governing style of George W. Bush, the policies and public rhetoric of the Bush administration, and potential policy issues in a second Bush…

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    Absentee Ballot Voting

    Mr. Gans and Ms. Vigil-Giron talked about absentee balloting practices, the history of U.S. election procedures, differences in state election laws, and the prospects for a close,…

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