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    Book Discussion on The Parties Versus the People

    Former Representative Mickey Edwards (R-OK), author of The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans, talked about his theory on why the political…

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    Political Party System Reform

    Participants spoke about independent political movements, the challenges of being an unaffiliated candidate, and the two-party system of American politics. Among the topics they…

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    U.S. Constitution, Politics and Civic Discourse

    Former Justice David Souter moderated a panel on the U.S. Constitution and its role in shaping civil society. Among the issues they addressed were the state of political discourse,…

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    Public Access to Personal Congressional Papers

    Ray Smock, Former historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, led a discussion with former members of congress about making their personal congressional papers publicly…

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    Mickey Edwards Remarks

    Former Oklahoma Representative Mickey Edwards spoke about the relationship between the president and Congress. Among the issues he addressed were the prescribed roles of the executive…

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    Conservative Foreign Policy

    Ambassador John Bolton talked about the 2008 presidential candidates and about foreign policy. Following the ambassador’s speech, Gary Jarmin moderated a discussion, “What…

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    Warrentless Domestic Surveillance, Afternoon Panel

    Participants spoke about recent amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Civil liberties and national security experts spoke about legal and constitutional objections…

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    Lobbying and Congressional Ethics

    Mr. Lilly moderated a panel on political lobbying and congressional ethics. Among the topics they addressed were the recent scandal involving republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff and…

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    Perspectives on American Democracy

    The Center for American Progress and American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies hosted a one day symposium on “Checks and Balances, Perspectives on…

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    Civil Liberties and Security

    Commissioners Ben-Veniste and Fielding held a two-part discussion on the balance between liberty and security in the post-September 11 world, including progress on recommendations in the…

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    O'Neill Speakership

    Following opening remarks by sponsoring officials at a day-long symposium on former House speakers, former congressman and others talked about the speakership of Former Representative Tip…

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    Independent Judicial System

    Mr. Cutler and others announced the creation of Citizens for Independent Courts, a bipartisan effort to help support and maintain an independent judiciary in the federal and state…

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    Constitutional Amendment Process

    Professors and law scholars debated how often and under what circumstances the Constitution should be amended. The panelists gave opening statements and then debated the various…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    This forum on campaign finance reform discussed the possibilities of reform in the coming terms. The United States Senate was unable to complete work on a campaign finance reform…

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    Congressional Departures

    Representatives Edwards and Anthony, who were recently defeated in their bid for re-election, talked about their careers in Congress, their views on Congressional reform, and their thoughts…

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    Presidential Campaign Coverage in the 1990s

    Participants in this forum, “The Girls & Boys on the Bus,” discussed the media coverage of the presidential campaigns in the 1990s.

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    Oklahoma Fifth District Republican Debate

    KWTV-TV of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, sponsored a televised debate between five candidates for the Republican nomination for the fifth congressional district in Oklahoma. The debate…

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    Oklahoma House Race

    Coverage of the campaigns for the upcoming Republican primary in Oklahoma’s fifth district included scenes of Mr. Istook and Mr. Price campaigning in Oklahoma City shopping…

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    Health Care Reform Legislation

    House Republican leaders held a news conference in the U.S. Capitol to announce the introduction of a health care reform proposal they claimed would help the health care crisis meeting the…

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    House Session

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