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    The U.S. Senate 1960-2010

    Panelists talked about the history of the U.S. Senate over the past 50 years. Among the topics they addressed were the intensification of partisan disputes in the past several years, the…

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    Senate Party Leaders of the 20th Century

    Russell Long moderated a session focused on Senate party leaders from 1953 to 1977. Panelists discussed Lyndon Johnson, Everett Dirksen, and Mike Mansfield. The symposium marked the end of…

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    Presidential-Congressional Relations in a New Century

    Pfiffner’s and Polsby’s topic was “President and Congress at the Turn of the Century: Structural Sources of Conflict.” Wayne’s topic was “Congress and Presidential Leadership.” Davidson’s topic was…

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    Measuring Presidential Success

    Thurber and Dulio’s topic is “Presidential-Congressional Relations and the Politics of the Appropriations Process.” Dietz’s topic is “Presidential Influence in Congress: New Solutions to Old…

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    The Twentieth Century Senate

    The scholars discussed a variety of issues such as floor deliberations, reforms, leadership, minority rights, and rules and regulations. They expressed opinions as to how well the Senate…

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    Evaluating Performance of Congressmen

    The American political Science association held an event on , Evaluating the Performance of Representatives and Senators. Three papers were discussed, one on the status of the American…

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    Setting Course

    Guests discussed their book, Setting course : a congressional management guide , which covers issues facing new members of Congress. They also answered questions from viewers.

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