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    Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016, Part 3

    Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA) outlined ways the disabled community and advocacy organizations can engage with lawmakers to get their issues addressed in Congress. After Representative Sherman’s…

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    2016 Elections

    Political analysts talked about the 2016 presidential, Senate, House, and gubernatorial contests. Topics included the state of the Republican Party, and whether Republican presidential…

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    2016 Elections Preview

    Panelists talked about the current field of candidates and campaigns for the 2016 elections. They discussed the presidential race as well as the U.S. Senate and House elections, and the potential…

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    Executive Action on Immigration

    Panelists talked about options for executive action on Immigration and the potential impact of the results of the 2014 midterm elections on President Obama’s actions and immigration policy.…

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    Congressional Ethics

    Government advocates talked about possible reforms to the congressional ethics process. They focused on the findings of the group Public Citizen’s newly-released report on House and Senate…

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    2014 Midterm Election Review

    Panelists talked about the results of the 2014 midterm elections and potential impact of a Republican-controlled Senate on the 114th Congress. “AEI Election Watch 2014: A Postelection…

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    Impact of Eric Cantor's Primary Loss

    Norm Ornstein talked about the implications of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) primary loss means for the congressional agenda for the rest of the year. C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo…

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    Campaign Finance Disclosure

    The Senate Rules and Administration Committee held a hearing on campaign finance law, the first congressional hearing since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier in the month that struck down…

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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…

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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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    Norm Ornstein on Senate Filibuster Rule Changes

    Norman Ornstein talked about the previous night’s meeting among Senators in an effort to avoid changing Senate filibuster rules on executive branch nominees. He also responded to telephone…

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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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    Washington Classroom with Norm Ornstein

    Norm Ornstein talked about Congress and whether it should be considered the “broken branch.”

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    Senate Filibuster Reform

    Senior Republican policy advisers talked about proposed rule changes to the Senate filibuster. They said Democratic efforts to curb the rule’s use would obstruct Senate Republican’s from offering amendments and give Democrats…

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    Senate Filibuster Rules

    Norman Ornstein discussed the historical use of the Senate filibuster, the proposed changes to the rule, and the potential effects of changes to Senate procedure. He also responded to…

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    American Enterprise Institute Post-Election Analysis

    Panelists talked about 2012 voter blocs. Topics included which groups voted for which candidates, most important election issues, how soon voters made their ballot decisions, and some of…

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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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    Swing States, Polls, and Voting Patterns

    Panelists talked about the 2012 presidential race, voting patterns, the latest polling results, and the closest Senate and House races. They discussed Ohio and its status as a “swing”…

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    Freedom Award Presentations

    Norman Ornstein presented the award to Richard Baker, who became the first Senate historian in 1975. An advocate for the openness of government, he drafted the Senate’s first rules for…

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    Debate on the Republican Party

    Participants talked about conservatism and the Republican Party and debated whether the party had become too extreme. Among the topics they addressed were the degree of partisan argument in…

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