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  • The President Congress and Party Polarization
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    The President, Congress, and Party Polarization

    A panel of scholars and media members discussed how party polarization impacts the relationship between the legislative and executive branches. The panelists also talked about how power has…

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  • Separation of Powers and Civil Rights
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    Separation of Powers and Civil Rights

    A discussion on how the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches have dealt with civil rights. Panelists argued that Congress has relinquished its designated powers, leaving the Supreme…

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  • Three Branches and Separation of Powers
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    Three Branches and Separation of Powers

    A panel of historians discussed how the Founders envisioned the three branches of government and why the idea of a separation of powers has been important for the survival and success of the…

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  • Latino Vote in 2016 Panel 3
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    Latino Vote in 2016, Panel 3

    American University held their annual “Latino Public Affairs Forum” analyzing the impact of the Latino electorate on the 2016 presidential election. This panel looked at the influence of…

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  • Latino Vote in 2016 Panel 2
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    Latino Vote in 2016, Panel 2

    American University held their annual “Latino Public Affairs Forum” analyzing the impact of the Latino electorate on the 2016 presidential election. This panel focused on the efforts of the…

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  • Discussion on the Latino Vote
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    Latino Vote in 2016, Panel 1

    American University held their annual “Latino Public Affairs Forum” analyzing the impact of the Latino electorate on the 2016 presidential election. This panel focused on the strategies of…

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  • Discussion on White HouseCongressional Relations
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    Congressional-Presidential Relations

    Former White House legislative affairs liaisons from the administrations of George H.W. Bush to President Obama discussed how they interacted with Congress to pass legislation. They also commented on…

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  • 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…

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  • White House Transition Project
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    White House Transition Project

    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…

    159 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…

    64 views
  • White House Relations with Congress
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    White House Relations with Congress

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

    54 views
  • Campaign 2008 and the Latino Vote
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    Campaign 2008 and the Latino Vote

    Campaign advisers spoke about the importance of the Latino vote in the 2008 presidential election campaign, efforts by both the Obama and McCain campaigns to conduct outreach to Latino…

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  • Presidential Convention Delegates and Rules
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    Presidential Convention Delegates and Rules

    A panel discussion was held on the process of selecting delegates to the national party conventions and the importance of convention rules. Topics included winner-take-all primaries,…

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  • Role of the Media at  National Party Conventions
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    Role of the Media at National Party Conventions

    The panelists talked about the role of the news media at the national party conventions. Topics included the decreasing media coverage of conventions, the role of cable news television, and the history…

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  • History of National Party Conventions
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    History of National Party Conventions

    After opening remarks by James Thurber and Mike Berman, panelists discussed the history of political conventions. Topics included the present importance of presidential conventions,…

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  • Political Environment
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    Political Environment

    Stuart Rothenberg spoke about elections and election cycles. He asserted that the national environment right now is bad because people are angry, dissatisfied, and want change. He talked…

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  • 2008 Senate Races
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    2008 Senate Races

    Jennifer Duffy talked about the Senate Races of 2008. She said that she expected the Democrats to continue to be the majority party in the Senate after the 2008 elections and would continue…

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  • Presidential Nominating Calendar
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    Presidential Nominating Calendar

    Participants talked about recent changes in the calendar for state primaries and caucuses, the potential impact on the presidential nominating process, and disputes generated following the…

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  • Congressional Leadership
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    Congressional Leadership

    A bipartisan panel of former staff members for congressional leaders gave advice for the leaders of the 110th Congress on working with the executive branch to set and follow a successful…

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  • Ethics in Lobbying
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    Ethics in Lobbying

    The American University Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies with the American League of Lobbyists sponsored a forum on lobbying in Congress. Panelists focused on the balance between…

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