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  • Don Ritchie on Past Inaugurations
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    Don Ritchie on Past Inaugurations

    Don Ritchie gave a historical perspective on inaugurations, talked about ways in which different presidents had shaped the occasion, the adoption of the phrase “so help me God” in the oath of…

    164 views
  • 111th and 112th Congresses
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    111th and 112th Congresses

    Jim Manley talked about the accomplishments of the 111th Congress and challenges for the 112th Congress. He also responded to questions from the audience.

    173 views
  • 2010 Census and Congressional Redistricting
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    2010 Census and Congressional Redistricting

    Former Republican and Democratic congressmen spoke about the 2010 Census, the redistricting process, and the outlook for the 112th Congress. They focused on the likely affect redistricting…

    200 views
  • 2010 Census and Congressional Redistricting
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    2010 Census and Congressional Redistricting

    Kimball Brace talked about the 2010 Census and the redistricting process. He focused on the difference between reapportionment and redistricting, the role and influence of state…

    274 views
  • P J Crowley on Politics and the Media
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    P. J. Crowley on Politics and the Media

    P.J. Crowley spoke to students about the Wikileaks release of confidential diplomatic cables, arguing the case should not be confused with the notion of government transparency. He also…

    5,086 views
  • 112th Congress and the Constitution
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    112th Congress and the Constitution

    Ross Baker talked about the U.S. Constitution and the incoming House Republican majority. Topics included plans to have the Constitution read aloud on the floor of the House, having members…

    345 views
  • 112th Congress and President Obama
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    112th Congress and President Obama

    Ross Baker moderated a panel of congressional journalists on the legislative priorities of the 112th Congress, the political climate in Washington, and future relations between Congress and…

    287 views
  • Juan Zurate Remarks on National Security
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    Juan Zurate Remarks on National Security

    Former Deputy Security Adviser for Counterterrorism Juan Zarate talked about national security issues and recent developments following an attempted bombing of an airline flight to the U.S.…

    59 views
  • Mickey Edwards Remarks
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    Mickey Edwards Remarks

    Former Oklahoma Representative Mickey Edwards spoke about the relationship between the president and Congress. Among the issues he addressed were the prescribed roles of the executive and…

    96 views
  • Admiral Mullen Remarks on US Military Mission
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    Admiral Mullen Remarks on U.S. Military Mission

    Admiral Michael Mullen delivered remarks on the mission and current state of the U.S. military. In his remarks he addressed a number of issues including terrorist threats and intelligence…

    38 views
  • Presidential Leadership
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    Presidential Leadership

    Former Representative Edwards (R-OK) spoke on presidential leadership. He talked about the concept of unitary presidential authority and how that has been expressed such as in campaign statements, the…

    55 views
  • Pursuit of the Presidency
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    Pursuit of the Presidency

    Ross Baker spoke about presidential campaigns and compared the campaigns for the 2008 nominations with previous campaigns. Topics included the type of people running, the length of the…

    48 views
  • Presidential Debates
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    Presidential Debates

    Frank Fahrenkopf spoke on the evolution of the presidential debate, including the development of the town hall format and the inclusion of the Internet. He talked about the current presidential nomination…

    79 views
  • Past Present and Future Elections
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    Past, Present, and Future Elections

    As part of an Inside Washington Academic Seminar on “Politics and the Media,” David Eichenbaum talked about elections of the past, present, and future. Topics included campaign processes,…

    158 views
  • Politics and the Media
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    Politics and the Media

    Professor Baker made the opening remarks at an Inside Washington Academic Seminar on “Politics and the Media.” Fred Beuttler spoke about the history and operation of the House of…

    25 views
  • Politics and the Media
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    Politics and the Media

    As part of the Inside Washington Academic Seminar on “Politics and the Media,” Senator Chuck Hagel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee member, talked about U.S. foreign policy and his…

    19 views
  • 110th Congress and Beyond
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    110th Congress and Beyond

    As part of an Inside Washington Academic Seminar on “Politics and the Media,” Mr. Cook talked about the new political landscape and the 110th Congress. He described predictive polling…

    23 views
  • Agriculture
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    Agriculture

    Chuck Conner spoke about the Department of Agriculture and agriculture in the United States. He responded to questions from the audience.

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