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CQ Almanac 2015

Author: CQ PR

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781506333175

Category:

Page: 536

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CQ Almanac is the essential resource that chronicles and analyzes the major bills brought before Congress in the previous year. Published each summer, this non-partisan reference work offers exclusive insight into the forces that drove action on legislation. Features of the 2015 Print Edition include: Legislative Profiles: A detailed look at each major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during the session, regardless of whether it became law Key Votes: In-depth analysis of votes chosen as the most critical in determining the outcome of congressional action on major issues Vote Studies: Analysis of the roll call votes cast in Congress, including a close study of the level of presidential support, party unity and member participation during the year Roll Call Votes: Easy-to-read tables, including each member's vote on every bill that received a roll call vote Public Laws: A chronicle of bills enacted into law during the year, including a brief history of the bill, the sponsoring party, date of passage and presidential signature Previous editions of CQ Almanac are also available in print from 1974-2014. Contact us at [email protected] for details or to add the new and past editions of this vital resource to your collection today!

CQ Almanac 2013

Author: C. Q. Roll Call

Publisher: Cq Press

ISBN: 9781483358475

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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CQ Almanac is the essential resource that chronicles and analyzes the major bills brought before Congress in the previous year. Published each summer, this non-partisan reference work offers exclusive insight into the forces that drove action on legislation. The CQ Almanac Includes: An unbiased look at the issues that mattered most in 2014 Offers original narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a congressional session Arranged thematically, CQ Almanac organizes, distills, and cross-indexes for permanent reference the full year in Congress and in national politics Print Version includes: Legislative Profiles, Key Votes, Vote Studies, Roll Call Votes, and Public Laws Available In Print and Online.

Party Polarization in America

The War Over Two Social Contracts

Author: B. Dan Wood,Soren Jordan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107195926

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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This book develops a general explanation for party polarization in America from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Prior polarization studies focused exclusively on the modern era, but this work traces party polarization from the constitutional convention of 1787 to the present. Using such a broad historical perspective shows that what was unusual in American history was the period of low polarization from the Great Depression through 1980, rather than the period of high polarization of the modern era. Polarization is the norm of the American system, not the exception, and is likely to persist in the future. More theoretically, party polarization in America has been due to class-based conflict and rent-seeking by the patrician and plebian classes in various historical eras, rather than conflict over cultural values. As in earlier historical eras, modern party polarization has largely been elite-driven, with party entrepreneurs cunningly and strategically using polarization to their advantage.

Changing Cultures in Congress

From Fair Play to Power Plays

Author: Donald R. Wolfensberger

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231548745

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

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The United States Congress has been described as dysfunctional, gridlocked, polarized, hyperpartisan, chaotic, and do-nothing. In Changing Cultures in Congress, congressional scholar Donald R. Wolfensberger explains the institutional dynamics behind Congress’s devolution from a respected legislative institution to a body plagued by a win-at-any-cost mentality and a culture of perpetual campaigning. In both a historical and present-day account of congressional dysfunction, Wolfensberger explores the causes of legislative standstill and the methods used by majorities and minorities that have led to today’s policy paralysis. He describes how Congress has gradually abandoned its commitment to fair and neutral procedures that safeguard both majority rule and minority rights in favor of “power House rules”—procedures and processes that advantage the majority party’s electoral goals as opposed to neutral rules that preserve minority party and individual member rights to full participation in the legislative process. Through historical sketches and case studies from the past decade under both Republican and Democratic majorities, he shows how both parties have gamed what the founders intended would be an impartial set of legislative rules into a system that advantages majorities and marginalizes minorities. Digging deeper than superficial partisan explanations, Wolfensberger gives a thorough and persuasive explanation for our legislative leaders’ inability to find substantive policy solutions that are in the national interest.

Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes]

Author: Nancy E. Marion,Willard M. Oliver

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695968

Category: Political Science

Page: 1163

View: 4456

Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

The Polarized Congress

The Post-Traditional Procedure of Its Current Struggles

Author: Charles Tiefer

Publisher: UPA

ISBN: 0761867481

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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The Polarized Congress: The Post-Traditional Procedure of Its Current Struggles argues that the rise of the polarized Congress means a totally different Congressional procedure, especially after 2007, compared to the accustomed "traditional" one. Polarized Congress explores a host of lesser-known, even sometimes below the radar, aspects of the post-traditional or polarized model. These range from "ping-ponging" of major measures between chambers (without conferencing), to the Senate Majority Leader's new "toolkit". They go from the now-crucial "Hastert Rule" in the House, to the astonishment of legislating the Affordable Care Act by singular procedures including budget reconciliation. The book challenges the easy assumption, especially by the non-specialist press, that Congressional procedure is descending into nothing more than chaotic brutishness or eternal stalemate. Instead, it explains the transformation of the traditional model about "how a bill becomes a law" before 2000, into the new current model in which Congress acts very differently.

CQ Almanac

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568026404

Category: United States

Page: 700

View: 1742

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, 1978

Author: Congressional Quarterly, Inc. Staff

Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books

ISBN: 9780871871411

Category:

Page: N.A

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CQ Almanac Plus 2004

108TH Congress-2nd Session

Author: Jan Austin

Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books

ISBN: 9781568026404

Category: Political Science

Page: 700

View: 7977

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

Congressional Quarterly Almanac

106th Congress 1st Session...1999

Author: Inc. Congessional Quarterly,CQ Press

Publisher: Congress at Your Fingertips

ISBN: 9781568022703

Category: Political Science

Page: 1000

View: 7744

This reference puts the full year of American Congress and national politics into historical perspective. It covers actions, votes, and other acts of the first session of the 106th Congress. Also included are recorded votes, presidential statements and public laws from 1999.

Congressional Quarterly Almanac 98th Congress 2nd Session....1984

Author: Inc. Congessional Quarterly

Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books

ISBN: 9780871873460

Category: Political Science

Page: 1000

View: 5431

The University under Pressure

Author: Elizabeth Popp Berman,Catherine Paradeise

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1785608304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 3268

Universities are under pressure. Their resource environment is evolving, demands for accountability have increased and demographic shifts are changing higher educational needs. This volume provides a cross-national picture of how the university as an organization is reacting to, adapting to, and threatened by a period of intense pressure.

Making the American Century

Essays on the Political Culture of Twentieth Century America

Author: Bruce J. Schulman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199323968

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 8048

The twentieth century has been popularly seen as "the American Century," a long period in which the United States had amassed the economic resources, the political and military strength, and the moral prestige to assume global leadership. By century's end, the trajectory of American politics, the sense of ever waxing federal power, and the nation's place in the world seemed less assured. Americans of many stripes came to contest the standard narratives of nation building and international hegemony charted by generations of historians. In this volume, a group of distinguished U.S. historians confronts the teleological view of the inexorable transformation of the United States into a modern nation. The contributors analyze a host of ways in which local places were drawn into a wider polity and culture, while at the same time revealing how national and international structures and ideas created new kinds of local movements and local energies. Rather than seeing the century as a series of conflicts between liberalism and conservatism, they illustrate the ways in which each of these political forces shaped its efforts over the other's cumulative achievements, accommodating to shifts in government, social mores, and popular culture. They demonstrate that international connections have transformed domestic life in myriad ways and, in turn, that the American presence in the world has been shaped by its distinctive domestic political culture. Finally, they break down boundaries between the public and private sectors, showcasing the government's role in private life and how private organizations influenced national politics. Revisiting and revising many of the chestnuts of American political history, this volume challenges received wisdom about the twentieth-century American experience.

Vital Statistics on American Politics 2013-2014

Author: Harold W. Stanley,Richard G. Niemi

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1452290156

Category: Political Science

Page: 472

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There is no other print source, online source, or Web search engine that provides the wide range and depth of insight found in Vital Statistics on American Politics. This new edition is updated with the most recent information available. The editors consult hundreds of sources to calculate and locate the data, facts, and figures that offer a vivid and multifaceted portrait of the broad spectrum of United States politics and policies. In over more than tables and figures, students, professional researchers, and interested citizens will find chapters devoted to key subject areas such as elections and political parties, public opinion and voting, the media, the three branches of U.S. government, foreign, military, social and economic policy, and much more.

The Astronomical Almanac

For the Year... and Its Companion The Astronomical Almanac Online : Data for Astronomy, Space Sciences, Geodesy, Surveying, Navigation and Other Applications

Author: Defense Dept., Navy, Nautical Almanac Office

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780707741772

Category: Astronautical charts

Page: N.A

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The Astronomical Almanac is a joint publication of the U.S. Nautical Almanac Office, United States Naval Observatory (USNO) in the United States, Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). This annual publication contains precise ephemerides of the Sun, Moon, planets, and satellites; data for eclipses and other astronomical phenomena for a given year; and serves as a worldwide standard for such information. Related products: The Astronomical Almanacs & Phenomena collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/transportation-navigation/almanacs-navigation-guides/astronomical-almanacs-phenomena The Almanacs & Navigation Guides collection is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/transportation-navigation/almanacs-navigation-guides Other products produced by the United States Navy, Naval Observatory (USNO) can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/927

CQ Press's Guide to the 2014 Midterm Elections

Author: Chuck McCutcheon

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483372901

Category: Political Science

Page: 48

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Get beyond horserace coverage and help your students really understand what’s going on in November with CQ Press's Guide to the 2014 Midterm Elections. With veteran journalist and political analyst Chuck McCutcheon’s illuminating supplement, your students will benefit from the broader context and spot-on coverage he provides of the significance of the upcoming midterm elections—both historically and for the next four years; key races at the House, Senate, and gubernatorial levels and why they matter at a national level; how the events of the last two years, including the government shutdown, the launch of healthcare.gov, and recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance will affect the election; the campaign—the strategies used and how they differ from previous contests; and the policy issues that are on the minds of voters and their decision-making. With a renewed emphasis on why the election matters and how it will impact your students, CQ Press's Guide to the 2014 Midterm Elections is a must-have addition for your introduction to American government course. CQ Press's Guide to the 2014 Midterm Elections is available FREE when bundled with the following books*: Keeping the Republic (Full), Sixth Edition: ISBN 978-1-4833-7293-8 Keeping the Republic (The Essentials), Sixth Edition: ISBN 978-1-4833-7294-5 The Logic of American Politics, Sixth Edition: ISBN 978-1-4833-7292-1

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