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  • The President Congress and Party Polarization
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    The President, Congress, and Party Polarization

    A panel of scholars and media members discussed how party polarization impacts the relationship between the legislative and executive branches. The panelists also talked about how power has…

  • Inflation and Monetary Policy Economists Panel
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    Inflation and Monetary Policy, Economists Panel

    The Brookings Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy held a discussion on the role inflation plays in shaping U.S. monetary policy. In this session, economists discussed alternatives…

  • Congressional Reform Roundtable Discussion
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    Congressional Reform Roundtable Discussion

    Three political scientists and two former members of Congress talked about their perspectives on congressional dysfunction and the possibilities for reform on Capitol Hill. This roundtable…

  • Federal Reserve Accountability
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    Federal Reserve Accountability

    Panelists discussed the relationship between the Federal Reserve and Congress. They gave an historical perspective and also discussed current issues about the structure and operation of the board and the banks.…

  • Joint Deficit Reduction Committee
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    Joint Deficit Reduction Committee

    Panelists talked about the newly created joint congressional Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, which was created on August 2, 2011, as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and…

  • Debt Reduction History
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    Debt Reduction History

    Sarah Binder spoke about the history of debt reduction policy and various past attempts to address the problem through committees and commissions. She also talked about the latest creation…

  • President Obama and the Democratic Congress
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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 of…

  • emPolitics or Principleem
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    Politics or Principle

    Professor Sarah Binder discussed the history of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate and current arguments for and against the practice. Ms. Binder also described some suggestions for reform…