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  • emWhy Presidents Fail And How They Can Succeed Againem
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    Why Presidents Fail And How They Can Succeed Again

    Elaine Kamarck talked about her book Why Presidents Fail And How they Can Succeed Again, in which she examines the failings of three presidents and provides analysis of how and why the…

  • Presidential Transitions
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    Presidential Transitions

    At a conference about presidential transitions and the potential policy agenda for the first year of the Trump administration officials involved on the transition teams of Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama…

  • Washington Journal Elaine Kamarck on emWhy Presidents Failem
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    Elaine Kamarck on Why Presidents Fail

    Elaine Kamarck talked about her book, Why Presidents Fail: And How They Can Succeed Again.

  • 2016 Election and Domestic Policy
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    2016 Election and Domestic Policy

    Panelists talked about the 2016 election results and the impact on health care, immigration, and other domestic policy issues. “The New President’s Wish List” was a breakout session of the…

  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Discusses the Veterans Health Care
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    Veterans' Health Care

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald delivered remarks at the Brookings Institution discussing veterans health care and his agency’s 'MyVA" transformation strategy. In addition,…

  • emPrimary Politicsem
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    Primary Politics

    Elaine Kamarck talked about her book, Primary Politics: Everything You Need to Know about How America Nominates Its Presidential Candidates, about the the primary nominating process and how…

  • Discussion on State Political Parties
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    State Political Parties

    Panelists, including Republican National Committee Chief Counsel John Phillippe, South Carolina Democratic Party Executive Director Jason Perkey, and American Prospect senior editor Eliza…

  • Senator Joe Manchin DWV Remarks on Government Efficiency
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    Senator Joe Manchin on Bipartisanship

    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) talked about legislation he is sponsoring that is intended to reduce waste and improve government performance and efficiency. He also talked about his experiences as governor…

  • Discussion on the Future of the US Postal Service
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    U.S. Postal Service

    Panelists talked about the future of the U.S. Postal Service. Topics included the current health of the institution and congressional efforts to modernize and improve its financial…

  • Washington Journal Elaine Kamarck on Congressional Primaries in 2014
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    2014 Congressional Primary Season

    Elaine Kamarck talked about a Brookings Institution report on the 2014 congressional primary season and the issues dividing the two major political parties. C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read…

  • Health Care Law Implementation
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    Health Care Law Implementation

    Panelists talked about challenges related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the health care law, which was to be fully enacted in 2014. Topics included states' roles, the…

  • Federal Government Role in the Economy and Jobs
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    Federal Government Role in the Economy and Jobs

    Panelists talked about the role of federal government in economic growth. They cautioned against over-regulation as the nation looked to increase economic growth and job creation. Both Philip Knight…

  • emThe Next Government of the United Statesem
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    The Next Government of the United States

    Donald Kettl, author of The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them (W.W. Norton & Co.; December 1, 2008), participated in a panel discussion with Elaine…

  • Presidential Nominating Process
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    Presidential Nominating Process

    Elaine Kamarck, a member of the Democratic National Committee, talked about the presidential nominating process and how it might be reformed. Topics included the Florida and Michigan…

  • emTake It Back  Our Party Our Country Our Futureem
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    Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future

    James Carville and Paul Begala talked about their book, Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future, published by Simon and Schuster. The forum titled, “How and Why the Democrats Must…

  • The Clinton Presidency
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    The Clinton Presidency

    Scholars of the Clinton administration spoke at the plenary session of the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The ‘New Democrat’ from Hope.” They discussed their…

  • Democratic Commission on Presidential Nominations
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    Democratic Commission on Presidential Nominations

    The first meeting of the Democratic National Committee’s Commission on Presidential Nomination Timing and Scheduling met to examine the party’s presidential nominating process. The 40-member commission…

  • The Democrats and Their Candidate
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    The Democrats and Their Candidate

    Panelists discussed the upcoming presidential election. They emphasized Democratic candidate John Kerry and also spoke about campaign financing. Following their remarks, panelists responded…

  • Presidential Politics
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    Presidential Politics

    Ms. Kamarck talked via video link from New York City about the Democratic presidential candidates, the primary campaign, the 2004 election, and presidential politics. She also responded to…

  • Homeland Security Department
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    Homeland Security Department

    Participants testified about potential legislation to reorganize the federal government in order to respond to terrorist acts on U.S. territory. Among the issues addressed were the…

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