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    Representative Hoyer Town Hall Meeting on Tax Reform

    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representative Anthony Brown (D-MD) held a town hall meeting with local government officials and constituents regarding the tax reform law. In…

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    What Washington Gets Wrong

    Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg, co-authors of What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions about the American People,…

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    Civility and American Politics, Part 3

    Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann talked about their book The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, published by Oxford University Press. The talked…

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    Economic Instability

    A panel discussion was held on the origins and effects of the current economic crisis. Topics included the causes of the crisis, how long it will last, comparisons between the Great…

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    The Next Government of the United States

    Donald Kettl, author of The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them (W.W. Norton & Co.; December 1, 2008), participated in a panel discussion with Elaine…

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    Civility and American Politics, Part 1

    Participants talked about the impact of public discourse on politics, the lack of civil dialogue in various forums, and leadership challenges of bringing civil problem solving to tackle the…

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    Federal Emergency Management Operations

    The committee examined the role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Topics included potential relocation or reorganization of the agency, the findings of an investigation into…

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    Team Bush

    Mr. Kettl talked about his book Team Bush: Leadership Lessons from the Bush White House, published by McGraw-Hill Trade. The book examines the leadership style of the country’s first MBA president,…

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    Has Government Been Reinvented?

    The senators heard testimony on the success of “reinventing government” initiatives. Issues raised included government inefficiency and waste, the problems of management, and where reforms…

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    Washington Monday 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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    Government by Proxy

    Donald Kettl, scholar at the Brookings Institution, discussed his book entitled Government by Proxy on the rampant mismanagement of government service contracts and the failure of the…

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    Federal Reserve Board

    Guests discussed the Federal Reserve and the confirmation hearing of Alan Greenspan. They answered questions from viewers.

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