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This is the first book to present both the arguments for and against Barack Obama’s presidency and its policies.

Author: Steven E. Schier

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442261259

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

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This is the first book to present both the arguments for and against Barack Obama’s presidency and its policies. In it, prominent political scientists and Washington think tank scholars address Obama’s domestic, economic and foreign policies and his political legacy. Contrasting perspectives assess the consequences of the large aspirations of the Obama presidency and the political and policy challenges Obama encountered in the pursuit of those aspirations. Barack Obama’s project in the White House involved installing lasting changes in national policy and politics. Institutionally, the Obama administration sought to preserve control of Congress through maintenance of reliable partisan Democratic majorities, and enhance influence over the federal courts through a steady stream of liberal judicial appointees. The administration sought increased autonomy over the executive branch by a reorganizations spawned by a national economic crisis and an ambitious domestic policy agenda. Politically, the Obama administration sought the entrenchment of consistent Democratic electoral majorities. Such large ambitions have generated enduring controversies surrounding his presidency, controversies that receive a full airing and debate in this volume. Contributions by Alan I. Abramowitz, Emory University; Andrew E. Busch, Claremont McKenna College; Peter Juul, Center for American Progress; Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress; William G. Mayer, Northeastern University; Ruth O’Brien, City University of New York Graduate Center; John J. Pitney Jr.. Claremont McKenna College; Danielle Pletka, American Enterprise Institute; Daniel E. Ponder, Drury University; Steven E. Schier, Carleton College; Raymond Tatalovich, Loyola University Chicago; and John Kenneth White, Catholic University of America.
2016-09-22 By Steven E. Schier

In this edition, several new arguments are presented on topics such as executive orders (Pro: Gene Healy, Con: Andrew Rudalevige); abolishment of the vice presidency (Pro: Douglas L. Kriner, Con: Joel K. Goldstein); and the effect of new ...

Author: Richard J. Ellis

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781506363370

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Editors Richard J. Ellis and Michael Nelson have once again assembled a cadre of top presidential scholars to offer a series of pro/con essays that will inspire spirited debate in Debating the Presidency: Debating the Presidency: Conflicting Perspectives on the American Executive, Fourth Edition offers a compelling yet concise view of contemporary topics relevant to the American executive. Each pair of debate-resolution style essays is written specifically for this volume, and offers a compelling yet concise view of a topic relevant to the American executive. Editors Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson offer brief chapter introductions that provide context. In this edition, several new arguments are presented on topics such as executive orders (Pro: Gene Healy, Con: Andrew Rudalevige); abolishment of the vice presidency (Pro: Douglas L. Kriner, Con: Joel K. Goldstein); and the effect of new media on the public’s view of the presidency (Pro: Matthew R. Kerbel, Con: Jeffrey E. Cohen).
2017-01-02 By Richard J. Ellis

President Barack Obama came into office in 2009 having pledged to end the Iraq War and to roll back the excesses of the Bush administration's national security policies. During his first year in office, Obama reversed some of the Bush ...

Author: Richard J. Ellis

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781544390697

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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The study of the presidency—the power of the office, the evolution of the executive as an institution, the men who have served—has generated a great body of research and scholarship. What better way to get students to grapple with the ideas of the literature than through conflicting perspectives on some of the most pivotal issues facing the modern presidency? Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson have once again assembled a cadre of top scholars to offer a series of pro/con essays that will inspire spirited debate beyond the pages of the book. Each essay—written in the form of a debate resolution— offers a compelling yet concise view on the American executive.
2019-12-20 By Richard J. Ellis

Written specifically for this volume, each pro or con essay is contributed by a top scholar and examines a concrete proposal for reforming the political system.

Author: Richard J. Ellis

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781506333632

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

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Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System, Third Edition edited by Richard J. Ellis and Michael Nelson, gets readers to consider the key issues in reforming political institutions. Written specifically for this volume, each pro or con essay is contributed by a top scholar and examines a concrete proposal for reforming the political system. By focusing on institutions, rather than liberal or conservative public policies, the essays move readers to leave behind ideology and grapple with evidence, and then draw their own conclusions and build their own arguments.
2016-08-04 By Richard J. Ellis

Thus far, President Obama has shown an ability to reach out to an easily distracted, only occasionally attentive audience. Indeed, the presidency in general has been helped by the rise of the new media and loss of dominance by the MSM.

Author: Richard Ellis

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781604265651

Category: Political Science

Page: 253

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The study of the presidency&BAD:—the power of the office, the evolution of the executive as an institution, the men who have served&BAD:—has generated a great body of research and scholarship.What better way to get students to grapple with the ideas of the literature than through conflicting perspectives on some of the most pivotal issues facing the modern presidency? Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson have once again assembled a cadre of top scholars to offer a series of pro/con essays that will inspire spirited debate beyond the pages of the book. Each essay&BAD:—written in the form of a debate resolution&BAD:— offers a compelling yet concise view on the American executive. In essays that are new to this edition, contributors debate the repeal of the 22nd Amendment, the abolition of the vice presidency, the extent to which presidential signing statements threaten the separation of powers, and whether the fighting of the war on terror should require relaxing checks on presidential power. Ellis and Nelson introduce each pair of essays, giving students context and preparing them to read each argument critically, so they can decide for themselves which side of the debate they find most persuasive.
2010 By Richard Ellis

84 The Washington Post political correspondent David Balz recalled that Stephanie Cutter, Obama's campaign manager, observed early in the debate that “we're getting killed on Twitter” as it became apparent “that Mitt Romney was having a ...

Author: Edward A. Hinck

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440850448

Category: Political Science

Page: 700

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This two-volume set examines recent presidential and vice presidential debates, addresses how citizens make sense of these events in new media, and considers whether the evolution of these forms of consumption is healthy for future presidential campaigns—and for democracy. • Examines research on presidential debates from 2004 to 2016, and considers how these debates—and elections—were affected by the changing media environment of each election season • Assesses the impact of U.S. citizens using social media to make sense of the campaign debates • Considers whether the established presidential debate format is no longer effective for informing voters in a time of unprecedented political polarization and voter cynicism • Applies different methods of analyzing the debates that will interest rhetorical scholars, argumentation scholars, and political communication scholars
2018-11-26 By Edward A. Hinck

Before moving to the contemporary context, however, the next chapter will examine the post-9/11 changes in the immigration debate in the U.S. Congress. NOTES 2008–2010 recession). Although the Obama administration claimed to focus on.

Author: Joshua Woods

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498535229

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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Debating Immigration utilizes a theoretically informed framework for analyzing the multifaceted immigration debate before and after 9/11 in the age of terrorism, political polarization, and authoritarianism.
2017-09-27 By Joshua Woods

Mary Bruce, “Obama on Romney's Debate Performance: 'Salesmanship,' ” ABC News.com, October 9, 2012, ... “The Last Word; The Final Presidential Debate Was the Best so Far,” Economist, October 16, 2008; John Heilemann, “Obama Nails the ...

Author: Alan Schroeder

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231541503

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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Alan Schroeder's big-picture history recounts the phenomenon of American televised presidential debates and its evolution over the past half century. From pundits to political operatives, from debate moderators to the viewing public, Presidential Debates reveals how the various stakeholders make and experience this powerful event. For this third edition, Schroeder analyzes the presidential debates of 2008 and 2012 and the crucial role that social media and contemporary news outlets had in shaping their design and reception. He also expands his coverage of previous campaigns, including the landmark meetings in 1960 between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Schroeder details an insider's view of the key phases of the debate: anticipation, in which the campaigns negotiate rules, formulate strategy, and steer press coverage; execution, in which the candidates, moderators, panelists, and television professionals create and project the event; and reaction, in which the commentators, spin doctors, and viewers evaluate the performance and move story lines in new directions. New chapters focus on real-time debate responses and the extent to which postdebate news coverage influences voters' decision making and candidates' behavior.
2016-06-28 By Alan Schroeder

CNN's respondents thought Obama won the debate 51–28 percent. The Quinnipiac Survey zeroed in on three swing states – Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania –because no candidate had won the presidency since 1960 without carrying at least two ...

Author: Craig Allen Smith

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745646091

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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Major textbook introduction to the ways that the people of the US use the process of human communication to select their Presidents. Looks at the function and effects of talk about American presidential politics in everyday life.
2010-03-15 By Craig Allen Smith

TECHNOLOGY AND DEBATING THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES BETWEEN DEMOCRAT BARACK OBAMA AND REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN OPENED A NEW DOOR INTO THE FUTURE OF DEBATING BY USING MODERN TECHNOLOGY IN NEW WAYS. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME PRESIDENTIAL ...

Author: Phil Corso

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781725310933

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Every four years in the United States of America, candidates from different political parties stand in front of the nation to showcase their ideas and sell their visions of the future before Election Day. Presidential debates are a way for candidates to share their ideas, show how they are different from other candidates, and garner support from voters. This book outlines the history and background that make these debates so important to the American political process. Detailed fact boxes and pictures from some of the most consequential debates in history help readers make connections about this exciting aspect of U.S. presidential elections.
2019-12-15 By Phil Corso