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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Too Many Checks, No Balance: Partisan Brinkmanship or a Shrinking Presidency as the New Normal?

Coming close on the heels of the recent federal government shutdown and narrowly avoided default, this discussion will explore the relationship between the president and Congress. What have we learned from recent events about the shifting nature of power between the executive and legislative branches? How have different presidents, in relation to Congress, approached leadership and authority; negotiation and compromise? Is partisan brinksmanship the new norm both in Congress and in the relationship between the president and Congress? What is driving the gridlock? Where is the greatest potential for change? What can individual citizens do?

  • Location:
    Malkin Penthouse, Littaeur Building 79 JFK St, Cambridge, MA
  • Date:
    Wednesday, November 6, 2013
  • Time:
    4:10 PM

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