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  • George Mason University Hosts Discussion on Voter Anger
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    Voter Anger and the 2016 Presidential Election

    George Mason University hosted a symposium to honor the memory and scholarship of the late Susan Tolchin, a professor emerita in the institution’s Schar School of Policy and Government. Professor…

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  • Discussion Focuses on Political Culture in 2016
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    Political Culture in 2016

    The University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture hosted a series of presentations on their new survey addressing American political culture, which found widespread dissatisfaction with…

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  • emThe Age of Austerityem
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    The Age of Austerity

    Thomas Edsall talked about his new book, The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics. He also responded to viewer phone calls and electronic communications. The book is…

    344 views
  • Campaign Strategies and the Midterm Election
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    Campaign Strategies and the Midterm Election

    Moderated by Ms. Killian, two political writers talked to journalism students about campaign strategies. They discussed the possible change in power in Congress after the November 2006…

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  • Congressional Redistricting and 2006 Election
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    Congressional Redistricting and 2006 Election

    Stuart Taylor moderated a panel discussion on ways in which the 2006 election results will be affected by congressional redistricting. Panel members explained that the ‘gerrymandering’ of some districts is…

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  • Lobbying
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    Lobbying

    Mr. Edsall talked about his Sunday, January 2, 2006, article in the Washington Post on BellSouth and lobbying. He discussed spreadsheet files received from Vicki Taylor, an employee, on…

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  • New Campaign Finance Laws and the Internet
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    New Campaign Finance Laws and the Internet

    A panel discussed the effect of the new campaign finance laws and the role of special interest groups in the presidential campaigns. One aspect discussed was the redirection of money to…

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  • Moveonorg Advertisements
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    Moveon.org Advertisements

    Mr. Edsall talked about a contest hosted by Moveon.org to create a campaign advertisement to challenge President Bush in the 2004 election. Following his remarks some of the winning…

    21 views
  • Media Coverage of the Bush Administration
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    Media Coverage of the Bush Administration

    Participants talked about the media coverage of the Bush Administration. They focused on the Administration’s attempts to manage the media and if the first 100 days are a valid measure of a…

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  • Washington Journal Feature
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    Washington Journal Feature

    In a satellite interview from Dearborn, Michigan, Mr. Edsall spoke about the Reform Party convention and current newspaper headlines. He also took audience calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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  • Daybook Interview
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    Daybook Interview

    Mr. Barnes discussed headline news and congressional campaigns. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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  • 105th Congress Agenda
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    105th Congress Agenda

    Participants discussed various items on the 105th Congress legislative agenda. They also examined how the White House and both parties in Congress can be as cooperative as they have stated…

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  • Dole Vice Presidential Rally Preview
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    Dole Vice Presidential Rally Preview

    Journalists and viewers commented on Bob Dole’s choice of Jack Kemp as his running mate. They talked about why Dole chose him and what he brings to the Republican campaign effort.

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  • Washington Friday Journal
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    Washington Friday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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  • The 1996 Presidential Campaign
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    The 1996 Presidential Campaign

    A group of political observers talked about the issues the 1996 presidential candidates are discussing and how journalists are covering the candidates.

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  • Washington Friday Journal
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    Washington Friday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers' interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

    42 views
  • emChain Reactionem
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    Chain Reaction

    Thomas Edsall, co-author of the recent book, Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights and Taxes on American Politics, is a political reporter for the Washington Post. He discussed the…

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  • Race Rights and Taxes in American Politics
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    Race, Rights, and Taxes in American Politics

    The authors discussed how the ideas in their latest books related to the upcoming presidential election. Mr. Blum, who has written sixteen books on American history, addressed the group at…

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  • Race and Politics
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    Race and Politics

    Mr. Edsall discussed an article he wrote for Atlantic Magazine on the role of race in partisan politics. He contends that race infuses all aspects of domestic and foreign politics, such as:…

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  • Veto of Civil Rights Act
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    Veto of Civil Rights Act

    Mr. Edsall discussed President Bush’s veto of civil rights legislation, calling the veto a double-edged sword in the current political climate.

    33 views
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