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Government Affairs Institute's Senior Fellows discuss current congressional politics.

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    • 4.7 • 49 Ratings

Government Affairs Institute's Senior Fellows discuss current congressional politics.

    Afghanistan with Professor Marina Omar

    Afghanistan with Professor Marina Omar

    Professor Marina Omar joins Laura for the podcast to help us make sense of Afghanistan: what she’d add to the current conversation, her fieldwork, what it was like doing interviews in Afghanistan, what larger lessons Afghanistan has for us, and how her personal experience as an Afghan woman who escaped the Taliban informs what’s going

    • 59 min
    The Senate with Greg Koger

    The Senate with Greg Koger

    Josh and Matt and special guest Greg Koger discuss the Senate, congressional dysfunction, and some Florida politics. Greg is Professor of Political Science at Miami University, and the author of Filibustering: A Political History of Obstruction in the House and Senate. You can find him on Twitter @GregoryKoger.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Earmarks with Kevin Kosar

    Earmarks with Kevin Kosar

    Mark and Matt sit down with Kevin Kosar, Resident Scholar at AEI, to discuss earmarks.

    • 55 min
    Incivility in Politics and in Congress

    Incivility in Politics and in Congress

    Political scientist Emily Sydnor joins Laura to talk about incivility in politics and in Congress.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Budget and Appropriations Politics with Caitlin Emma

    Budget and Appropriations Politics with Caitlin Emma

    Mark and Matt sit down with Caitlin Emma (@caitlinzemma), budget and appropriations reporter at Politico, to talk COVID relief, Shalanda Young for OMB Director, and the possible end of the earmark ban.

    • 52 min
    Congress is more effective and bipartisan than you think

    Congress is more effective and bipartisan than you think

    Josh and Laura sit down with Professor Jim Curry, co-author (with Frances Lee) of the new book The Limits of Party, to discuss why congressional lawmaking has not changed much as many believe over the last 50 years.  

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Guest35P ,

Thank you, sir. May I have another?

Love the ‘cast. Need it to happen more often. Record your Zoom audio, edit and add the intro music. Done! Once a month - or whenever - not bueno. Let’s have more and more regular. Like an audio bran muffin!

best political content..... ,

best political content i have found

This is just perfect for someone like me. I do not have a background in politics or political science and this is a great resource for me to understand a lot more about what is going on in washington. I feel like the information i am getting is certainly opinionated, which is great, but not biased or loaded with language that leaves me feeling manipulated, like the news often does...

Black_IceFa02 ,

Difficult to Decipher when Everyone Speaks

I think this could be so informative but when everyone is speaking at the same time, it’s frustrating as a listener.

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