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    Establishment of the Legislative Branch

    Linda Monk and Mickey Edwards talked about the origins of the legislative branch and the roles and responsibilities of Congress. James Thurber moderated. The panelists responded…

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    2010 Midterm Elections

    Political analysts talked about their belief that Republicans will take control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections. Topics included the the issues affecting the…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Panelists talked about U.S. foreign policy, issues raised during the 2006 midterm elections, potential impact of Democratic control of the 110th Congress, and likely changes in approaches…

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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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    Conservatism in America

    At the Aspen Ideas Festival, panel members, moderated by Priscilla Painton, discussed “The State of Conservatism in America.” Topics included the history of conservatism, the…

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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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    Lobbying Rule Changes

    The House Rules Committee held an original jurisdiction hearing on revising the lobbying gift and travel rules. Topics included transparency, banning gifts from lobbyists, and…

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    Lobbying Reform

    Former Representative Edwards (R-OK) talked about lobbying reform, ethics, and legislative solutions suggested by House and Senate Democrats and Republicans. He defended lobbying as a…

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