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… read more

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 influence by moderate Republicans. Panelists from both sides of the issue examined recent elections showing how both the Republican and Democratic Parties had become more clearly divided into liberal and conservative camps. President Nixon, according to the panel, was the last true moderate, but his contributions are largely ignored because of the Watergate scandal. close

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305752-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 1, 2012
Last Aired:
May 6, 2012

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  • May 01, 2012 | 11:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 02, 2012 | 11:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 02, 2012 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 04, 2012 | 8:11am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 06, 2012 | 1:54am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 06, 2012 | 6:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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