Red and Blue America: The Political Map of the New Century

March 31, 2006 // 12:00pm4:15pm
As the U.S. approaches the 2006 midterm congressional elections, and, beyond that, the 2008 presidential campaign, experts and pols strain to detect any movement in the deeply and evenly divided Red and Blue America toward some kind of political realignment of the parties. Are the partisans on both sides of the road digging themselves deeper into their respective trenches, or will some surge of independents and moderates force them out of their entrenched positions to battle for valued new recruits in the middle of the road?

Woodrow Wilson's Congressional Government: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

November 14, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
with Representative David E. Price (D-N.C.); Professor William F. Connelly, Washington & Lee University; W. Lee Rawls,, Vice President at Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc.; and Rochelle Dornatt, Chief-of-Staff to Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.).

Congress and the Politics of Aging

September 13, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
with Congressman Jim McCrery (R-La.); Congressman Earl Pomeroy (D-ND);Andrea Louise Campbell, MIT; Gail Russell Chaddock, The Christian Science Monitor

Congress and the Politics of Energy Policy

May 16, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
with Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.); Alex Flint, Majority Staff Director, Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee; Bruce Oppenheimer - Vanderbilt University; Dan Morgan - The Washington Post

Congress and Education Policy: ESEA at 40

March 15, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
with Representative Mike Castle (R-Del.), chairman, House Subcommittee on Education Reform;The Honorable Rod Paige, former Secretary of Education; Former Rep. John Brademas (D-Ind.), former House Education Subcommittee chair; Elizabeth DeBray, Assistant Professor of Education, University of Georgia

Live Webcast: The Republican Revolution at 10: Lasting Legacy or Faded Vision?

January 24, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
In 1995, Republicans took over both houses of Congress for the first time in 40 years, promising a new policy agenda for the nation and no more "politics as usual" in our nation's capital. How have the promises and peformance of the Republican Revolution played out over the last decade? Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, architect of the Contract with America assessed the past 10 years in Congress from the perspective of revoutionary ideals and governing realities, and former Democratic Caucus Chairman Vic Fazio offered a minority party perspective on the decade. The video and transcript of this event is available here.

Live Webcast: The Presidential Election & Congressional Agenda: Mandate for Change or More of the Same?

November 22, 2004 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Speakers: Lee Rawls, Chief of Staff for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.);Burns Strider, Policy Advisor for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.);Colleen Shogan, Assistant Professor of Government, George Mason University;Charles Babington, Political Reporter, The Washington Post

Congress and Healthcare Policy

September 13, 2004 // 3:00pm5:00pm
with James C. Capretta, managing director, Wexler Walker Group; former Associate Director for Human Resources, Office of Management and Budget (2001-04); Elizabeth Fowler, Minority Chief Counsel for Health, Senate Finance Committee; Sorina Vlaicu, Assistant Professor of Health Policy, University of Western Ontario; Kate Schuler, Health Reporter Congressional Quarterly

Congress and U.S. Military Interventions

May 17, 2004 // 3:00pm5:00pm
with Ryan Hendrickson, Eastern Illinois University; David Abramowitz, Democratic Chief Counsel, House International Relations Committee, and Robert Litwak, Woodrow Wilson Center

Congress and Tax Policy

March 16, 2004 // 2:00pm4:00pm
with Bill Dauster, Deputy Staff Director and General Counsel for the Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee; Mark A. Prater Chief Tax Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee under Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Ia.); Julian Zelizer, State University of New York, Albany; and Martin Vaughan, Congress Daily