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  • 113th Congress Review
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    113th Congress Review

    Congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein talked about the year 2013 on Capitol Hill and assessed the 113th Congress. They spoke about approval ratings and trust ratings that put…

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  • Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein on Government Shutdown
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    Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein on Government Shutdown

    Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein talked about the political, ideological, legislative, and institutional causes of the dysfunction that leads to situations such as the possible government shutdown and…

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  • Washington Classroom with Thomas Mann
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    Washington Classroom with Thomas Mann

    Thomas Mann, co-author of The Broken Branch and It’s Even Worse Than It Looks, discussed the topic, “Congress: Is It the Broken Branch?” with students at Purdue University, George Mason University, and…

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  • emAn Act of Congressem
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    An Act of Congress

    Robert Kaiser talked about his book, Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t, in which he recounts the struggle to pass the Dodd-Frank Wall Street…

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  • 2012 Election and the LameDuck Congress
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    2012 Election and the Lame-Duck Congress

    Panelists talked about issues facing the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress, as well as what the first 100 days of the 113th could include. They focused on the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget…

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  • Congressional Redistricting
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    Congressional Redistricting

    Panelists talked about conflicts in several states over constitutionally-mandated redistricting. Congressional districts are redrawn every ten years to reflect population shifts. Topics…

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  • Post 2010 Midterm Elections Agenda
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    Post 2010 Midterm Elections Agenda

    David Hawkings moderated a discussion of the agenda for Congress after the 2010 midterm elections. Panelists focused on the challenges of divided government, the level of partisanship in…

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  • 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…

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  • Forum on the Filibuster
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    Forum on the Filibuster

    The Center for American Progress held a discussion on the use of the filibuster rule and its effect on modern U.S. Senate procedures. Senator Tom Udall talked about the history of the filibuster…

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  • New Congressional Agenda
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    New Congressional Agenda

    Panelists spoke about the 2008 general election results, the potential impact of an Obama presidency, and potential shifts in U.S. policy as a result of Democratic Party gains in the House and Senate. Topics…

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  • 2007 Congressional Review
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    2007 Congressional Review

    Brookings’s “Mending the Broken Branch” project released its report on congressional performance during the previous year and previewed the year ahead. The authors suggested that over the…

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  • Review of 110th Congress
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    Review of 110th Congress

    Panelists assessed congressional accomplishments during the year and examined legislators' progress in enacting reforms. Among the topics they addressed were the implementation of…

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    The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America

    Participants spoke about The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, published by Oxford University Press, in which authors Norman J. Ornstein and…

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  • Distance Learning Class
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    Distance Learning Class

    Students from the University of Denver and Pace University in New York City participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. Thomas Mann spoke to the classes about Congress and…

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  • Congressional Leadership
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    Congressional Leadership

    A bipartisan panel of former members of Congress gave advice for the leaders of the 110th Congress on working with the executive branch to set and follow a successful legislative agenda. James Thurber…

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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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  • 2006 Midterm Election Campaigns
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    2006 Midterm Election Campaigns

    The guests talked about major races for House and Senate seats in the 2006 midterm elections. Ornstein and Mann co-authored The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get…

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  • Congressional Reform Efforts
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    Congressional Reform Efforts

    Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein talked about lobbying and ethics reform efforts in Congress. They jointly wrote an editorial in the New York Times on lobbying reforms and changes needed to…

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  • Lobbying and Congressional Ethics
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    Lobbying and Congressional Ethics

    Mr. Lilly moderated a panel on political lobbying and congressional ethics. Among the topics they addressed were the recent scandal involving republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his…

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  • New Congressional Agenda
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    New Congressional Agenda

    Panelists discussed the results of the recent election and the policy agendas for the new Congress. Among the topics they addressed were the likely impact of Republican control, policies of…

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