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    President Trump and the Constitution

    The American Political Science Association held a discussion on constitutional issues in the Trump administration and what they could mean for U.S. democracy. Legal scholars discussed whether the U.S.…

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    Supreme Court Term Review

    Supreme Court experts reviewed the court’s most recent term and previewed the next term scheduled to start on October 7, 2019. Speakers analyzed the court’s rulings on gerrymandering, the…

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    Assessment of the 116th Congress

    Congressional observers talked about the 116th Congress and its efficacy as a lawmaking body in a discussion hosted by the American Political Science Association. Panelists included think…

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    Consequences of Surveillance

    Panelists talked about the political and public consequences of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) domestic surveillance programs. Matthew Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center,…

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    Congressional History

    Panelists talked questions regarding the history of the United States Congress, such as when Senate floor leadership first emerged and the impact of party politics. This panel took place at the…

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    Obama Administration Speeches and Rhetoric

    Political speechwriters and other communications professionals talked about the rhetoric used by President Obama in his public speeches. Among the topics they addressed were the speech writing process,…

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    Senate Filibuster Rules

    Panelists talked about filibuster procedure and proposals for changing Senate rules that would limit its use. Topics included the impact of the filibuster on the legislative process,…

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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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    2010 Midterm Elections

    Political scientists spoke about the 2010 midterm elections. Among the topics they addressed were the chance of Republican gains in the elections, the prospect for divided government, the impact…

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    Tea Party Movement and Government

    Panelists talked about Tea Party political groups and their impact on the government. This programs was interrupted briefly when the building was evacuated due to a fire alarm.

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    Evolution of Congress

    Professors talked about the transformation of Congress and the influences of the two party system. Among the topics they addressed were the impact of changing demographics on party…

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    2008 Presidential Election Forecasts

    Authors of election forecasts discussed their 2008 election predictions. They are the authors of three of the nine forecast models that appeared in an election-themed symposium in the…

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    Republicans and the Black Vote

    During an informal reception and book party, Michael Fauntroy talked about his book, Republicans and the Black Vote, published by Lynne Rienner Publishers. In his book Mr. Fauntroy examines…

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    The Clinton Presidency: A Retrospective

    Participants talked about how the Clinton administration would be viewed in the future. Among the issues addressed were the failures of the first two years, the impact of the 1994…

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    Labor Issues

    Mr. Sweeney spoke to political scientists on the topic, "Can We Be a Democracy If Democracy Ends at the Workplace Door?", focusing on policy and laws that harm workers and prevent union…

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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…

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    African-American Presidential Campaigns

    Panelists talked about the role of African-Americans in presidential politics. They discussed the campaigns of African-American candidates, including Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Shirley…

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    White House and the Press

    Professor Kumar moderated a panel of White House correspondents and White House press secretaries discussing the dependent relationship between the press corps and presidents. They…

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    Race, Diversity and Higher Education

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    Congressional Fellowships in Academia

    Several professors talked about the Congressional Fellowship Program and how they applied their experiences to their work. After their presentations they answered audience members'…

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