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Will Boehner control Congress

An excellent piece in the current edition of the New Yorker examining whether or not Boehner will be able to control the Tea party faction within the Republican party. This is obviously excellent for the Unit 4 work on Congress that we will do after January but it is also good in terms of divisions … Continue reading

The Power to Persuade

According the Neustadt the one thing a good US President needs to be able to do is to persuade people. The lack of formal powers means recourse to the dark arts of persuasion (of America or Congress)¬†are necessary if a President¬†is to acheive anything. This piece in the New Yorker challenges this assumption, and suggests … Continue reading

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