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  • Legislative Priorities for the 116th Congress
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    Legislative Priorities for the 116th Congress

    The Washington Center held a discussion on legislative priorities of the 116th Congress, which was split between a Democratic-controlled House and a Republican-led Senate. Two former House…

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  • Trump Administration Staff and Turnover
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    Trump Administration Staff and Turnover

    The Washington Center held a discussion on staff turnover in Trump administration, both in the White House and the executive branch agencies. Kathryn Dunn Tenpas of the Brookings Institution…

    571 views
  • Trump Administration and the 116th Congress Student Discussion
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    Trump Administration and the 116th Congress, Student Discussion

    Prior to the start of a Washington Center discussion on staff turnover in Trump administration, students talked about public policy and partisanship.

    51 views
  • Michael Steele Discusses GOP and Trump Presidency
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    Michael Steele on the Republican Party and President Trump

    The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars hosted a discussion on President Trump and the state of the Republican Party with former Republican National Committee Chair…

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  • Discussion Focuses on Presidential Transitions
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    Presidential Transitions

    Former White House officials and scholars talked about the presidential transition. Speakers included Joshua Bolten, former chief of staff to President George W. Bush; Lisa Brown, former…

    1,243 views
  • Discussion on 2016 Election and White House Press Corps
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    2016 Presidential Election and the Media

    Panelists talked about the 2016 presidential election. Topics included the debate schedule, the Republican primary process, and the possibility of a race another Bush versus Clinton race. “The…

    298 views
  • Congress and the Federal Budget
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    Congress and the Federal Budget

    The Washington Center hosted a discussion on the federal budget and the U.S. debt. A former Clinton administration budget official, and a former budget adviser to Senator Bill Frist (R-TN)…

    371 views
  • White House Communications
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    White House Communications

    Two former White House spokepersons talked about communications strategy and relationship with the press corps. They discussed transparency, the impact of social media on communications, and the…

    284 views
  • Discussion on Bipartisanship in the 114th Congress
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    Congress and Bipartisanship

    The Washington Center and the Bipartisan Policy Center co-hosted a discussion on bipartisanship in the Republican-led 114th Congress. Participants included former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman and…

    316 views
  • Former Representative Dennis Hastert on Bipartisanship in Congress
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    Congressional Duties and Proceedings

    Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and former House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-MO) talked about the current congressional environment with the time in which they…

    445 views
  • Race and Politics in America
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    Race and Politics in America

    Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. Former Virginia…

    202 views
  • The Presidential Message
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    The Presidential Message

    Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. Students from…

    52 views
  • Washington Classroom with Ruth Marcus
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    Washington Classroom with Ruth Marcus

    Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. Ruth Marcus,…

    126 views
  • Conversation with Justice Breyer
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    Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court and the Constitution

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was interviewed by Pete Williams and responded to questions from students in the audience at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. He talked about the…

    1,269 views
  • Fmr Sen Tom Daschle on Bipartisanship
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    Former Senator Tom Daschle on Bipartisanship

    Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) talked about bipartisanship and building policy consensus. Among the topics he addressed were immigration reform, the federal budget, health…

    277 views
  • Howard Dean Offers Progressive Perspective on Budget
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    Progressive Perspective on the Federal Budget

    Former Governor Howard Dean (D-VT) talked about the current political system and the need for creating change and compromise with a focus on the progressive perspective on budget, taxes, and spending issues. He also…

    336 views
  • Washington Classroom with Thomas Mann
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    Washington Classroom with Thomas Mann

    Thomas Mann, co-author of The Broken Branch and It’s Even Worse Than It Looks, discussed the topic, “Congress: Is It the Broken Branch?” with students at Purdue University, George Mason University, and…

    101 views
  • 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…

    163 views
  • Bipartisanship in Congress
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    Bipartisanship in Congress

    Former Senators Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Trent Lott (R-MS) talked about the status of congressional partisanship. They discussed debate over the deficit and raising taxes, job losses,…

    467 views
  • Politics and the Media
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    Politics and the Media

    Roger Simon spoke to college professors about media coverage of presidential campaigns and his personal experiences on the campaign trail. He also talked about the impact of online media on…

    166 views
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