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  • Use of Senate Filibuster
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    Use of Senate Filibuster

    Panelists talked about the Senate filibuster rule. Topics included the increase in cloture motions in recent years, and the origins, use, and consequences of the filibuster. Former Senate…

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  • White House and Congress
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    White House and Congress

    Gary Andres and Charles Brain talked about the role of the legislative affairs office in the White House during a transition period and a new administration’s first term. Congress returns this…

    74 views
  • Presidential Transitions
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    Presidential Transitions

    Participants in a conference on the upcoming presidential transition spoke about past administration efforts during transition periods, promises made by both 2008 presidential candidates to “change the way Washington…

    219 views
  • PresidentialCongressional Relations in a New Century
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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…

    91 views
  • White House Lobbying
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    White House Lobbying

    The panelists, all former White House legislative directors, talked about the techniques for White House lobbying. According to Mr. Griffin, who moderated the panel, the five major…

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  • American Political Campaigns
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    American Political Campaigns

    The panelists talked about the effects of political consultants and lobbyists on campaigns and elections. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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  • PresidentialCongressional Relations A View from the White House
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    Presidential-Congressional Relations: A View from the White House

    Andres' topic is “Successful Influence: Managing Legislative Affairs in the 21st Century.” Griffin’s topic is, “Working with Congress: Personality, Politics and the Presidential Policy Agenda.” Korologos'…

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  • Measuring Presidential Success
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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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  • Implications of a Narrowly Split Congress
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    Implications of a Narrowly Split Congress

    Participants talked about the likely effects of a narrowly divided Congress. Among the issues they addressed were likely coalitions in both houses, Governor Bush’s record in Texas, and…

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  • Lobbying for the President
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    Lobbying for the President

    Mr. Andres described strategies the White House used to sell its policies to Congress and the private sector. He talked about the history and structure of the White House legislative…

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