CQ Almanac 2009

Author: Jan Austin
Publisher: Congress at Your Fingertips
ISBN: 9781879617155
Format: PDF
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Get the first draft of history and plan for tomorrow with a complete review of legislative action from the first session of the 111th Congress. Brought to you by the expert and nonpartisan CQ editorial staff, the CQ Almanac 2009 chronicles and analyzes the major bills brought before the 111th Congress in its first session, and includes exclusive insight into the forces that drove action on legislation, as well as nominations and congressional oversight activities.

CQ Almanac Plus 2004

Author: Jan Austin
Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books
ISBN: 9781568026404
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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CQ Almanac Plus gives you an in-depth look at the major bills of the second session of the 108th Congress, including the landmark overhaul of the nation's intelligence community and the failed attempt to update the nation's main highway law. The book also details the year's two big tax bills - for businesses and for middle-class families, along with the 13 appropriations bills, of which were enacted by the end of the session for the first time in three years. This year's edition also has a special section on the 2001 elections, with summaries of the presidential and congressional races and complete, official returns for every congressional district in the country. Each of the more than 80 legistative histories contains a detailed adescription of the bill, a behind-the-scene look at how it was shaped and its status at the end of 2004. CQ Almanac Plus also gives you the following: Key Votes Vote Studies All roll-call votes Public Laws

CQ Almanac Plus 2003

Author: CQ Press Staff
Publisher: Congress at Your Fingertips
ISBN: 9781568026398
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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New and Improved with original articles and reports - CQ Almanac Plus is a one-of-a kind source for an in-depth look and explanation of the first session of the 108th Congress. CQ Almanac Plus provides a detailed look at each major bill considered in 2002 - whether or not it became law. Plus, useful data-filled appendixes include: Key Votes, Vote Studies, Roll Call Votes, Public Laws, A look at Congress and Its Members, Texts, Election Results.

Bush on the Home Front

Author: John D. Graham
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253004130
Format: PDF
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Military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq consumed so much attention during his presidency that few people appreciated that George W. Bush was also an activist on the home front. Despite limited public support, and while confronting a deeply divided Congress, Bush engineered and implemented reforms of public policy on a wide range of issues: taxes, education, health care, energy, environment, and regulatory reform. In Bush on the Home Front, former Bush White House official and academic John D. Graham analyzes Bush’s successes in these areas and setbacks in other areas such as Social Security and immigration reform. Graham provides valuable insights into how future presidents can shape U.S. domestic policy while facing continuing partisan polarization.

U S Foreign Policy Today

Author: Steven W. Hook
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1544350309
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This new contributed volume from Steven Hook and James Scott introduces students to the conduct of foreign policy under the Obama administration. Its twelve original essays, written by a stellar cast of experts in the field, address whether the Obama administration’s strategy represents a “renewal” of U.S. engagement. To what extent has this administration succeeded in building both the domestic and international constituencies needed to implement its foreign policy goals? How exactly have Obama’s policies regarding drone strikes, prisoner abuse, extraordinary rendition, and climate change differed from Bush-era policies? Contributors provide detailed assessments of these and many other key questions. Designed to fit easily into courses on U.S. foreign policy, the volume’s first part looks at policy formulation, while the second part tackles policy domains. An extensive bibliography makes a great student resource for further research.

Crossing the Aisle

Author: Antoine Yoshinaka
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316473082
Format: PDF, Docs
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Switching parties is arguably the most important decision a politician will ever make. This book is the first-ever systematic study of the causes and consequences of legislative party switching in the United States. The author argues that re-election alone does not explain party switching. He proposes an ambition-based theory that accounts for multiple goals (including higher office aspirations and the desire for influence in the legislature) with a focus on the electoral costs and the institutional benefits of the decision. The book combines the statistical analysis of electoral data and legislative careers in the US Congress and state legislatures with elite interviews of party switchers, non-switchers, and a party leader. The case study of a party switcher's decision in 'real time' documents the complexity of the decision in a politician's own words prior to and following the switch. The book raises important questions regarding the meaning of a party label.

Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Presidency Case Studies in Presidential Leadership 2nd Edition

Author: Maxmillian Angerholzer III
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440840237
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Applying the lessons of presidential history, this anthology of case studies—written by leading political scientists, historians, and subject matter experts—delves into the many facets of the presidency and promotes a greater understanding of the presidency for policymakers, academics, students, and general readers alike. • Provides a breadth of perspectives on the many facets of the president's role and powers from leading political scientists, historians, and subject-matter experts • Offers case studies that provide readers with an unparalleled scope of presidential history and topics • Includes a section devoted to an analysis of the first 100 days of each of these presidents • Promotes transformational leadership in the presidency

The U S Senate

Author: Burdett Loomis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1483305244
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With an avalanche of scholarship on the House, it can be tough to balance out coverage in a typical Congress course with appropriate readings on the "slow institution." Offering top-notch research geared to an undergraduate audience, Loomis' new edited volume represents a broad picture of the contemporary Senate and how it came to be. While addressing issues of delay, obstruction, and polarization in a variety of ways, the scholars in this collection are not proposing a reform agenda, but instead, explore the historical and political contexts for how difficult it can be to change a non-majoritarian, highly individualistic institution. Students will come away from these chapters with a much greater appreciation of the Senate's unique combination of tradition, precedent, and constitutional mandate.