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    Presidential Appointment Process

    George Mason University professor and author James Pfiffner talked about the presidential appointment process and how it can be improved. The president’s political appointees often face…

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    President Reagan's Leadership Style

    A discussion on Ronald Reagan’s leadership style inside the White House. The Ronald Reagan Centennial Academic Symposium was held February 1-2, 2011, by the University of Southern California and the Ronald…

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    The Bush Presidency and Federal Institutions

    Scholars presented papers at a conference on assessing the George W. Bush administration and presidency. They spoke about their research and ways in which the Bush administration had influenced the…

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    White House Relations with Congress

    Participants in a conference on the presidential transition process spoke about previous administration efforts during transition periods, promises made by both 2008 presidential candidates to “change the way Washington…

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    The Reagan White House

    The personnel in the White House and how they managed Reagan administration business.

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    Presidential-Congressional Relations in a New Century

    Pfiffner’s and Polsby’s topic was “President and Congress at the Turn of the Century: Structural Sources of Conflict.” Wayne’s topic was “Congress and Presidential Leadership.” Davidson’s topic was…

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    Bush Presidency at Midterm

    Participants talked about the record of the Bush administration. Among the topics they addressed were responses to September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, foreign policy issues, and…

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    The 43rd President and the 107th Congress

    Participants talked about how the new Bush administration would work with the new Congress. Among the issues they addressed were reorganizing diplomacy and national security, Social…

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    Staffing a New Administration

    Participants talked about the process of selecting candidates for presidential appointments and the process of developing a staff for the executive branch. Among the topics they addressed…

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    Running the White House

    Participants discussed the administrative role of the White House staff and how to effectively run the White House and implement a president’s agenda. After formal presentations they held a…

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    Campaigns and the Presidency

    Mr. Jones discussed his book Passage to the Presidency: From Campaigning to Governing. The book deals with the crucial ten-week period in which the winning candidate must form their…

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    Washington Journal: Monday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Washington Journal: Tuesday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Washington Journal: Monday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Washington Journal: Wednesday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Washington Journal: Thursday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Presidential Transition: Pol. & Const. Issues

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    Presidential Candidates Plan for Transition

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