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    Campaign Finance in 2012 Elections

    Panelists talked about campaign finance following Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, in which the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment prohibited the government from…

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    History of Political Parties

    Participants spoke about the history of party politics in the U.S., as well as ways in which the Constitution has shaped the form and role of political parties. Among the topics they…

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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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    2012 Congressional Race Analysis

    Former Representatives Martin Frost (D-TX), Dan Glickman (D-KS), and Tom Davis (R-VA) discussed some of the most important House and Senate races across the country. They also talked…

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    Moderate Republicans and the Rise of the Tea Party

    Election scholars spoke about growing division and partisanship in the political culture over the past few decades, with a focus on divisions in the Republican Party leading to declining…

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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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    Bipartisan Policy Center Post-Election Analysis

    Political analysts and pollsters analyzed voter turnout and impact in the 2012 election. Dan Glickman posed ten questions, and the panelists then responded. Ron Brownstein in his…

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    Health of Political Parties

    Panelists spoke about the health of the political party system in the U.S. In their remarks they focused on growing partisanship in Congress, electioneering tactics, public perceptions of…

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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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    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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    Partisanship And the Future of Political Parties

    Panelists spoke about the future of political parties and election campaigns. Among the topics they addressed were potential demographic changes, independent party movements, and…

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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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    Redistricting Reform

    Panelists talked about redistricting reform and the effects these reforms might have on congressional and state elections.

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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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    Barriers to Public Service

    Panelists talked about the future of public service. Topics included obstacles to public service, the impact of hyper-partisanship on young people’s attitudes toward holding…

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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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    Leadership in the Senate

    Former Majority Leaders Tom Daschle (D-SC) and Trent Lott (R-MS) talked about their experiences leading the Senate.

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    Continuity of Government

    Commission members talked about proposals to ensure the continuity of government following a catastrophic event which left the government inoperable. Among the issues they addressed…

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    Book Discussion on Hug Them Close: Blair, Clinton, Bush

    A panel of experts discussed Mr. Riddell’s book, Hug Them Close: Blair, Clinton, Bush, and the ‘Special Relationship', published by Politicos Publishing. The book is…

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    Continuity of Government after Attacks, Part 1

    At a meeting of the Continuity of Government Commission formed by the American Enterprise Institute and Brookings institution, participants talked about the continuity of government…

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