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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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    Washington Classroom with Thomas Mann

    Thomas Mann, co-author of The Broken Branch and It’s Even Worse Than It Looks, discussed the topic, “Congress: Is It the Broken Branch?” with students at Purdue…

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    Book Discussion on An Act of Congress

    Robert Kaiser talked about his book, Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t, in which he recounts the struggle to pass the Dodd-Frank…

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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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    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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    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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    Political Dysfunction and Foreign Policy

    Panelists examined the effects of U.S. domestic political discord on foreign policy strength and overall standing abroad. Much of the discussion focused on on recent debt ceiling…

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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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    Aftermath of National Tragedies

    Thomas Mann and Douglas Brinkley talked about the response of government and political leaders to crises throughout U.S. history, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Post 2010 Midterm Elections Agenda

    David Hawkings moderated a discussion of the agenda for Congress after the 2010 midterm elections. Panelists focused on the challenges of divided government, the level of partisanship…

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    President Obama and the Democratic Congress

    Political scientists spoke about the the Obama administration’s legislative agenda and how the Democratic Congress responded to it. Among the topics they addressed were the level…

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    Institutions and Governing Process

    Panelists talked about institutions and the governing process. Among the topics they addressed were civility and collaboration, the legislative process, and accountability and…

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    Forum on the Filibuster

    The Center for American Progress held a discussion on the use of the filibuster rule and its effect on modern U.S. Senate procedures. Senator Tom Udall talked about the history of the…

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    Senate Seat Succession Process

    Thomas Mann talked about the succession progress when it comes to filling the seat left vacant by the death of Senator Edward Kennedy.

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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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    Electoral College

    Thomas Mann talked about the casting of electoral votes today and the history of the electoral college.

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    New Congressional Agenda

    Panelists spoke about the 2008 general election results, the potential impact of an Obama presidency, and potential shifts in U.S. policy as a result of Democratic Party gains in the House…

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    Federal Intervention Financial Plan Forum

    The panel talked about the fate and implications of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Topics included the rescue package, the 2008 election cycle, the international…

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    2007 Congressional Review

    Brookings’s “Mending the Broken Branch” project released its report on congressional performance during the previous year and previewed the year ahead. The authors…

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