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  • George Mason University Hosts Discussion on Voter Anger
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    Voter Anger and the 2016 Presidential Election

    George Mason University hosted a symposium to honor the memory and scholarship of the late Susan Tolchin, a professor emerita in the institution’s Schar School of Policy and Government. Professor…

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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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  • 113th Congress Review
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    113th Congress Review

    Congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein talked about the year 2013 on Capitol Hill and assessed the 113th Congress. They spoke about approval ratings and trust ratings that put…

    319 views
  • Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein on Government Shutdown
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    Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein on Government Shutdown

    Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein talked about the political, ideological, legislative, and institutional causes of the dysfunction that leads to situations such as the possible government shutdown and…

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  • 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…

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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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  • emIts Even Worse Than It Looksem
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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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  • 2012 Election and the LameDuck Congress
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    2012 Election and the Lame-Duck Congress

    Panelists talked about issues facing the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress, as well as what the first 100 days of the 113th could include. They focused on the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget…

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  • emIts Even Worse Than It Looksem
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    It's Even Worse Than It Looks

    Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein talked about their book, It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism. In the book they examined the…

    1,054 views
  • Political Dysfunction and Foreign Policy
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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…

    377 views
  • Congressional Redistricting
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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…

    580 views
  • Distance Learning Class with Thomas Mann
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    Distance Learning Class with Thomas Mann

    Thomas Mann talked about the 112th Congress and his book, The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track.

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  • State of Congress
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    State of Congress

    Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann, authors of The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, spoke with students about the current state of Congress and…

    201 views
  • Aftermath of National Tragedies
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    Aftermath of National Tragedies

    Thomas Mann and Douglas Brinkley talked about the response of government and political leaders to crises throughout U.S. history, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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  • Post 2010 Midterm Elections Agenda
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    Post 2010 Midterm Elections Agenda

    David Hawkings moderated a discussion of the agenda for Congress after the 2010 midterm elections. Panelists focused on the challenges of divided government, the level of partisanship in…

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  • President Obama and the Democratic Congress
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    President Obama and the Democratic Congress

    Political scientists spoke about the the Obama administration’s legislative agenda and how the Democratic Congress responded to it. Among the topics they addressed were the level of…

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  • Institutions and Governing Process
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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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  • Forum on the Filibuster
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    Forum on the Filibuster

    The Center for American Progress held a discussion on the use of the filibuster rule and its effect on modern U.S. Senate procedures. Senator Tom Udall talked about the history of the filibuster…

    154 views
  • Senate Seat Succession Process
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    Senate Seat Succession Process

    Thomas Mann talked about the succession progress when it comes to filling the seat left vacant by the death of Senator Edward Kennedy.

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  • Presidential Succession
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    Presidential Succession

    Panelists talked about vulnerabilities and flaws in the current system of U.S. presidential succession, specifically the need for authoritative continuity. Other topics included emergency…

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