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  • Doug Chapin and Tammy Patrick Discuss Election Integrity
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    Electoral Process

    The University of Minnesota hosted a discussion on allegations made by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that the 2016 election is “rigged.” Panelists including election scholars…

  • Walter Mondale and Education
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    Walter Mondale and Education

    Former Vice President Walter Mondale participated in a discussion about his impact on the U.S. education system. “Opportunity and Social Justice -- Quality Education for All” was part of the forum,…

  • Walter Mondale Legacy Introduction
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    Walter Mondale Legacy, Introduction

    Opening remarks wee made for the forum, “Walter Mondale: Living Legacy,” held in George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium.

  • Bipartisanship and Budget Agreement
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    Bipartisanship and Budget Agreement

    Participants talked about the Budget Conference Committee two-year agreement and its implications for congressional bipartisanship. The agreement at the time of this event had passed in the…

  • Selling Domestic Policy
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    Selling Domestic Policy

    Former presidential domestic policy advisers from the Nixon through the George W. Bush Administrations participated in a panel discussion on how they sold their agendas to Congress and the…

  • Selecting the Vice Presidential Nominees
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    Selecting the Vice Presidential Nominees

    Panelists talked about the qualities to be looked for in the next vice president and the political factors that might influence the selection of a running mate in 2008. Vice presidential…

  • Role of the Vice President
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    Role of the Vice President

    Former Vice President Walter Mondale talked about the role of the vice president. Topics included his experience as vice president under Jimmy Carter, important considerations in choosing a vice…

  • State Government and Public Policy
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    State Government and Public Policy

    Peter Harkness spoke about the relationship between Congress and state governments. He focused on policy decisions by state legislatures on an increasing range of issues such as…

  • Minnesota Midterm Elections
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    Minnesota Midterm Elections

    Mr. Jacobs talked about several campaigns for House and Senate seats in Minnesota, as well as issues of concern within the state. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

  • American Democracy in an  Age of Rising Inequality
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    American Democracy in an Age of Rising Inequality

    Panelists talked about the effects of economic disparities on American democracy. Among the specific topics addressed were recent trends in economic disparity, the role of income and wealth…

  • Medicare and the Social Contract
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    Medicare and the Social Contract

    Panelists discussed the future of Medicare as part of the American “social contract.” They talked about the many facets of Medicare, including funding for residents, and home health…