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  • Discussion Focuses on Role of Third Party in American Political System
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    Viability of Third Parties

    Experts debated whether a third party can succeed in a two-party system. “The Role of Parties (and Third Parties)” was the first panel of the day-long inaugural Sidley Austin Forum on “A New…

  • Federal Officials Discuss Election Day Preparations
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    Election Operations and Administration

    The Louisiana and West Virginia Secretaries of State outlined the steps taken to ensure a fair election at a discussion hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. Election…

  • Steve Hilton Speaks at Book Party for emMore Humanem
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    Book Party for More Human

    Steve Hilton made informal remarks and mingled with guests at a book party for the release of this book, More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First. In his book, he argues for…

  • Vice Presidential Candidate Selection Process Panel 2
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    Vice Presidential Candidate Selection Process, Panel 2

    Political campaign experts talked about the vice presidential selection process and offered recommendations for the candidates during the 2016 election cycle. Topics included the role of the convention…

  • Discussion on Vice Presidential Candidate Selection Process
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    Vice Presidential Candidate Selection Process, Panel 1

    Political experts, including former staff members from the Obama, Romney, and McCain presidential campaigns, talked about the process of choosing a vice presidential candidate and offered…

  • Ben Ginsberg on Republican Convention Rules
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    Ben Ginsberg on Republican Convention Rules

    Amid the possibility of a contested 2016 Republican national convention, former Republican National Committee Counsel Benjamin Ginsberg explained what a contested convention was and…

  • Washington Journal Benjamin Ginsberg on RNC Rules in 2016
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    Republican National Committee Rules in 2016

    Benjamin Ginsberg talked about his piece in Politico Magazine about Republican National Committee rules and the anti-establishment mood in the 2016 presidential election.

  • Discussion on Political Campaigns Money and Ethics
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    Political Campaigns, Money, and Ethics

    The head of the Federal Election Commission and two veteran political campaign strategists talked about the roles of money and ethics in campaigns and election laws.

  • Discussion on the Future of US Election Laws and Policy
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    Voting Access and Election Administration

    Members of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA) and White House counsel Neil Eggleston talked about various aspects of the voting process in federal elections. They also…

  • Hearing on Improving Elections
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    U.S. ElectionProceedures

    Co-chairs for the President’s Commission on Election Administration testified on their recommendations for improving U.S. election proceedures. Committee members studied problems plaguing…

  • Election Commission CoChairs on Voting Improvements
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    Presidential Commission on Election Administration Findings

    Members of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration discussed the report they had just presented to President Obama, The American Voting Experience: Report and Recommendations of…

  • Election and Voting Reform Panel 1
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    Election and Voting Reform, Panel 1

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    The secretaries of state of Ohio, Jon Husted (R), and Minnesota, Mark Ritchie (D) talked about ending partisanship in politics and government with the Bipartisan Policy Center’s John Fortier.…

  • Republican Legislative Priorities and Campaign Issues
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    Republican Legislative Priorities and Campaign Issues

    Rep. Tom Davis, ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, talked about issues facing the Committee on Oversight and about regaining Republican control of…

  • Reaction to Supreme Court Nomination
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    Reaction to Supreme Court Nomination

    Conservative leaders spoke to reporters about their support for President Bush’s nomination of Judge John Roberts to replace Justice O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court. They talked about…

  • Judicial Nominations
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    Judicial Nominations

    Progress for America held a news conference to outline their targeted judicial nomination strategy including broadcast television advertising and a grassroots campaign. Progress for America…

  • Congressional Lobbying
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    Congressional Lobbying

    Panelists spoke on the topic “A Look Ahead to the New Congress: What to Expect, How to Stay Informed and How to be Heard.” Among the topics they addressed were issues surrounding federal…

  • Annual Meeting and Election Analysis
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    Annual Meeting and Election Analysis

    Participants talked about the results of the 2004 elections, the future of the Republican Party, the state of the conservative movement, the legislative agenda for the new Congress, and the…

  • Legal Challenges to Elections
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    Legal Challenges to Elections

    Panelists spoke about potential legal challenges on and after Election Day. They discussed lessons learned after the 2000 election, changes in electoral procedures, and the Help America…

  • Political Advocacy Groups
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    Political Advocacy Groups

    Mr. Ginsberg talked about presidential politics and 527 political groups. Last week, he wrote an op-ed on the double standard that he says exists in the media over their coverage of his…

  • Federal Election Commission Oversight
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    Federal Election Commission Oversight

    Three panels appeared before the Senate Rules Committee to address concerns over enforcement of campaign finance law. Senators McCain and Feingold testified on what they see as an unwillingness of the…

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