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    Trump Presidency and American Democracy

    Academic and political scholars talked about President Trump’s first year in office and the state of American democracy. Topics included political polarization in the U.S. and the rise of…

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    My Story

    Julia Gillard, the first female prime minister of Australia, talked about her book, My Story, in which she discusses her life and experiences while in office. She spoke at the Brookings…

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    An Act of Congress

    Robert Kaiser talked about his book, Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t, in which he recounts the struggle to pass the Dodd-Frank Wall Street…

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    It's Even Worse Than It Looks

    In their new book, congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein examine partisan politics in the U.S. government. The authors contend that the level of “hyperpartisanship” has resulted in a…

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    Political Dysfunction and Foreign Policy

    Panelists examined the effects of U.S. domestic political discord on foreign policy strength and overall standing abroad. Much of the discussion focused on on recent debt ceiling…

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    Congressional Redistricting

    Panelists talked about conflicts in several states over constitutionally-mandated redistricting. Congressional districts are redrawn every ten years to reflect population shifts. Topics…

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    Institutions and Governing Process

    Panelists talked about institutions and the governing process. Among the topics they addressed were civility and collaboration, the legislative process, and accountability and openness.They…

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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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    Closing Days of Campaign 2008

    The Brookings Institution held a panel discussion on the state of the presidential campaign in the final days before the 2008 election. Discussion focused on the effects of money, campaign…

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    Federal Intervention Financial Plan Forum

    The panel talked about the fate and implications of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Topics included the rescue package, the 2008 election cycle, the international…

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    Voting Technology

    The authors talked about two research projects they conducted on six different voting and verification systems reported in their book, Voting Technology: The Not-So-Simple Act of Casting a…

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    2007 Congressional Review

    Brookings’s “Mending the Broken Branch” project released its report on congressional performance during the previous year and previewed the year ahead. The authors suggested that over the…

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    Review of 110th Congress

    Panelists assessed congressional accomplishments during the year and examined legislators' progress in enacting reforms. Among the topics they addressed were the implementation of…

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    Politics and Government

    Representative Emanuel spoke about current issues in politics and government. He was very critical of the Bush administration for the dismissals of several U.S. attorneys and political…

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    Congressional Redistricting and 2006 Election

    Stuart Taylor moderated a panel discussion on ways in which the 2006 election results will be affected by congressional redistricting. Panel members explained that the ‘gerrymandering’ of some districts is…

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    2004 Presidential Election Campaign

    Panelists addressed the question of “How much do campaigns matter?” They spoke about the current presidential campaign, and touched on a number of issues including the impact of…

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    Domestic Policy Priorities

    Senator Kennedy criticized the Bush administration for its foreign and domestic policies, saying that throughout the administration officials had misled the American people about the war in Iraq and…

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    Campaign Finance Law Decision

    Attorneys and analysts talked about the Supreme Court case McConnell v. FEC and the court’s decision to uphold a campaign finance reform law. They talked about the opinions of the justices,…

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    U.S. Policy in Iraq

    Senator Biden talked about the Bush Administration’s handling of reconstruction in Iraq, and offered some of his own ideas on foreign policy issues. The senator argued for a foreign policy of…

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    Continuity of Government after Attacks, Part 1

    At a meeting of the Continuity of Government Commission formed by the American Enterprise Institute and Brookings institution, participants talked about the continuity of government…

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