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    Impact of Eric Cantor's Primary Loss

    Norm Ornstein talked about the implications of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) primary loss means for the congressional agenda for the rest of the year. C-SPAN…

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    Campaign Finance Disclosure

    The Senate Rules and Administration Committee held a hearing on campaign finance law, the first congressional hearing since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier in the month that struck…

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    113th Congress Review

    Congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein talked about the year 2013 on Capitol Hill and assessed the 113th Congress. They spoke about approval ratings and trust ratings…

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    Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein on Government Shutdown

    Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein talked about the political, ideological, legislative, and institutional causes of the dysfunction that leads to situations such as the possible government…

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    Norm Ornstein on Senate Filibuster Rule Changes

    Norman Ornstein talked about the previous night’s meeting among Senators in an effort to avoid changing Senate filibuster rules on executive branch nominees. He also responded to…

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    Washington Classroom with Norm Ornstein

    Norm Ornstein talked about Congress and whether it should be considered the “broken branch.”

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    Senate Filibuster Reform

    Senior Republican policy advisers talked about proposed rule changes to the Senate filibuster. They said Democratic efforts to curb the rule’s use would obstruct Senate…

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    Senate Filibuster Rules

    Norman Ornstein discussed the historical use of the Senate filibuster, the proposed changes to the rule, and the potential effects of changes to Senate procedure. He also responded to…

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    2012 Election and the Lame-Duck Congress

    Panelists talked about issues facing the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress, as well as what the first 100 days of the 113th could include. They focused on the “fiscal…

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    American Enterprise Institute Post-Election Analysis

    Panelists talked about 2012 voter blocs. Topics included which groups voted for which candidates, most important election issues, how soon voters made their ballot decisions, and some…

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    Swing States, Polls, and Voting Patterns

    Panelists talked about the 2012 presidential race, voting patterns, the latest polling results, and the closest Senate and House races. They discussed Ohio and its status as a…

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    Book Discussion on It's Even Worse Than It Looks

    In their new book, congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein examine partisan politics in the U.S. government. The authors contend that the level of…

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    Debate on the Republican Party

    Participants talked about conservatism and the Republican Party and debated whether the party had become too extreme. Among the topics they addressed were the degree of partisan…

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    Book Discussion on It's Even Worse Than It Looks

    Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein talked about their book, It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism. In the book…

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    Race and National Politics

    Juan Williams moderated a discussion on the role race might play in the 2012 elections. Panelists agreed that race would be a factor. Topics included the Arizona immigration law,…

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    2012 Presidential Race

    American Enterprise Institute scholars talked about the Republican 2012 presidential primaries, and President Obama’s chances of reelection. Henry Olsen and Michael Barone…

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    Senator Portman on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, talked about reasons the committee failed to reach agreement. Following his remarks, economic…

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    Congressional Redistricting

    Panelists talked about conflicts in several states over constitutionally-mandated redistricting. Congressional districts are redrawn every ten years to reflect population…

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    Debate on Mandatory Voting

    Ralph Nader hosted a debate between Norm Ornstein and Fred Smith on mandatory voting. Mr. Ornstein criticized the influence of vocal minorities in politics as expressed through…

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    U.S. Economy and Federal Debt

    Ben Bernanke made the keynote address at a conference on the U.S. economy and the federal debt ceiling. In his remarks he said that “failing to raise the debt ceiling in a timely…

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