The Art of the Political Deal: How Congress Beat the Odds and Broke Through Gridlock

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#ad - All were grappling with deep-seated conflicts we see in our daily headlines: tax hikes versus entitlement cuts, the federal versus private role in health care, developers versus conservationists, the precarious balance between farming interests and food-stamp recipients. These are examples of four times when our elected officials and their aides defied failure.

Donald trump presented himself throughout the 2016 presidential campaign as the consummate negotiator and dealmaker. The art of the political deal" tells the stories of four successful negotiations and the tools, techniques and conditions that made them possible—even during an era that's among the most partisan and unproductive in U.

The Art of the Political Deal: How Congress Beat the Odds and Broke Through Gridlock #ad - S. Yet they were bright spots in a dark landscape—snapshots of professional politicians and staff doing their jobs well, for the good of the nation, against the odds. You need flexibility, he said, along with hugs, cajoling and some "tug and pull. Likewise, hillary clinton said one of her goals if she became president would be to create "a nice warm purple space" for compromise in Washington.

The cast of characters ranges from headliners such as Paul Ryan, Bernie Sanders and John McCain to staff negotiators who reveal what they were thinking and saying as they haggled over painful details. In that respect they present a template for future negotiators on how to achieve that rarity of our political era, a deal.

Such talk may sound unrealistic given the gridlock and polarization that afflicts our government, yet breakthroughs do sometimes happen.

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Inside Congress: A Guide for Navigating the Politics of the House and Senate Floors

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Brookings Institution Press #ad - What is an open rule for a house appropriations bill and how does it affect consideration? Why are unanimous consent agreements needed in the Senate?The authors of Inside Congress, all congressional veterans, have written the definitive guide to how Congress really works. It is the accessible and necessary resource to understanding and interpreting procedural tools, arcane precedents, and the role of party politics in the making of legislation in Congress.

Inside Congress: A Guide for Navigating the Politics of the House and Senate Floors #ad - Each legislative body has its own leadership positions to oversee this legislative process. To the novice, or a constituent visiting Washington, whether a newly elected representative, a lawmaker’s staff on her first day at work, the entire process can seem incomprehensible. Required reading for anyone who wants to understand how to work within Congress.

The house and senate have unique rules and procedures to determine how legislation moves from a policy idea to law. Evolved over the last 200 years, the rules of both chambers are designed to act as the engine for that process.

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The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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Oxford University Press #ad - Ritchie, takes readers on a fascinating, a congressional historian for more than thirty years, pointing out the key players, explaining their behavior, behind-the-scenes tour of Capitol Hill, and translating parliamentary language into plain English. No mere civics lesson, this eye-opening book provides an insider's perspective on Congress, matched with a professional historian's analytical insight.

After a swift survey of the creation of Congress by the constitutional convention, he begins to unscrew the nuts and pull out the bolts. Congress, Donald A. In the second edition of The U. S. He also explores how the grand concepts we all know from civics class--checks and balances, advise and consent, congressional oversight--work in practice in an age of strong presidents and a muscular Senate minority.

The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - What is it like to campaign for congress? to attract large donors? To enter either house with no seniority? He answers these questions and more, parliamentary rules, the role of staffers and lobbyists, floor proceedings, explaining committee assignments and committee work, and coalition building. Ritchie explores the great effort put into constituent service-as representatives and senators respond to requests from groups and individuals-as well as media relations and news coverage.

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3-d Negotiation: Powerful Tools to Change the Game in Your Most Important Deals

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Harvard Business Review Press #ad - Before showing up at a bargaining session, 3-d negotiators ensure that the right parties have been approached, under the right expectations, in the right sequence, to address the right interests, and facing the right consequences of walking away if there is no deal. Moves in their "second dimension"—deal design—systematically unlock economic and noneconomic value by creatively structuring agreements.

This new arsenal of moves away from the table often has the greatest impact on the negotiated outcome. Packed with practical steps and cases, 3-D Negotiation demonstrates how superior setup moves plus insightful deal designs can enable you to reach remarkable agreements at the table, unattainable by standard tactics.

3-d Negotiation: Powerful Tools to Change the Game in Your Most Important Deals #ad - Win-lose" debate, most negotiation books focus on face-to-face tactics. Sebenius' pathbreaking 3-D Negotiation TM approach, developed from their decades of doing deals and analyzing great dealmakers. Yet, table tactics are only the "first dimension" of David A. But what sets the 3-D approach apart is its "third dimension": setup.

Lax and James K. When discussing being stuck in a "win-win vs.

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Is Congress Broken?: The Virtues and Defects of Partisanship and Gridlock

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Brookings Institution Press #ad - And in recent years there's been good reason for the public disregard, with the rise of hyper-partisanship and the increasing inability of Congress to carry out its required duties, such as passing spending bills on time and conducting responsible oversight of the executive branch. Congress seems so dysfunctional that many observers have all but thrown up their hands in despair, suggesting that an apparently broken U.

S. Making congress work, again, within the constitutional SystemCongress for many years has ranked low in public esteem—joining journalists, bankers, and union leaders at the bottom of polls. Political system might need to be replaced. Now, some of the country's foremost experts on Congress are reminding us that tough hyper-partisan conflict always has been a hallmark of the constitutional system.

Is Congress Broken?: The Virtues and Defects of Partisanship and Gridlock #ad - Going back to the nation's early decades, Congress has experienced periods of division and turmoil. But even in those periods congress has been able to engage in serious deliberation, help develop a deeper, over time, prevent ill-considered proposals from becoming law—and, more lasting national consensus.

The ten chapters in this volume focus on how Congress in the twenty-first century can once again fulfill its proper functions of representation, deliberation, legislation, and oversight. The authors offer a series of practical reforms that would maintain, rather than replace, the constitutional separation of powers that has served the nation well for more than 200 years.

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Citizen's Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials: Citizen Advocacy in State Legislatures and Congress: A Guide for Citizen Lobbyists and Grassroots

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TheCapitol.Net. Inc. #ad - People who can and can't influence Legislators and How They Do ItPart II. 2. It uses available research on Congress and its decision making. 4. Strategies for Influencing LegislatorsCh. Information about congress and Washington, DC IndexComplete Table of Contents online at www. CitizensHandbook. Com. How congressional Offices WorkCh.

5. 6. How legislators Make DecisionsCh. CommunicationsAppendicesA. How to influence a LegislatorCh. 7. The advocate's PledgeB. Declaration of IndependenceD. Congressional CultureCh. Us constitution and AmendmentsC. 1. Dozens of elected officials, including members of Congress, and their staff agreed to off-the-record interviews and discussed the factors that contribute to their decision-making process.

Citizen's Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials: Citizen Advocacy in State Legislatures and Congress: A Guide for Citizen Lobbyists and Grassroots #ad - Strategies for influencing legislators face-to-facebest practices for communicating with Congress and State LegislaturesPractical Guidance How to Prepare for and Meet with Elected OfficialsHow to Write Effective Letters and Email to Members of CongressHow to Write Persuasive Letters to the Editor that Get PublishedSummary Table of ContentsPart I.

How government Really WorksCh.

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Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution Zone / Near Futures

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Zone Books #ad - What happens when this rationality transposes the constituent elements of democracy into an economic register? In Undoing the Demos, Wendy Brown explains how democracy itself is imperiled. Tracing neoliberalism's devastating erosions of democratic principles, practices, and cultures. Undoing the demos makes clear that for democracy to have a future, it must become an object of struggle and rethinking.

Liberal democratic practices may not survive these transformations. Neoliberal rationality—ubiquitous today in statecraft and the workplace, education, in jurisprudence, and culture—remakes everything and everyone in the image of homo oeconomicus. The demos disintegrates into bits of human capital; concerns with justice bow to the mandates of growth rates, credit ratings, and investment climates; liberty submits to the imperative of human capital appreciation; equality dissolves into market competition; and popular sovereignty grows incoherent.

Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution Zone / Near Futures #ad - . Through meticulous analyses of neoliberalized law, governance, political practices, and education, she charts the new common sense. Radical democratic dreams may not either. In an original and compelling argument, Brown explains how and why neoliberal reason undoes the political form and political imaginary it falsely promises to secure and reinvigorate.

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The American Congress

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - The text emphasizes the recent developments and includes important learning aids, including lists of key term, discussion questions and suggested further reading. Alongside clear explanations of congressional rules and the lawmaking process there are examples from contemporary events and debates that highlight Congress as a group of politicians as well as a lawmaking body.

Informed by the authors’ capitol hill experience and scholarship, committees, leaders, the new edition reflects changes in Congress resulting from the 2018 elections and such developments as a a new majority party in the House; b new campaign spending numbers and election outcomes, rules, and budget developments; and c recent political science literature that provides new perspectives on the institution.

The American Congress #ad - The tenth edition of this respected textbook provides a fresh perspective and a crisp introduction to congressional politics.

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Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - Pfiffner, jordan Tama, Claudia H. Contributors analyze the structural, and behavioral factors that shape this relationship, political, while showing how and why rivalry has tended to intensify when different parties control the two branches. Contributors include Gary Andres, Ross K. Thurber, and James A. Jones, Douglas L.

Baker, sarah binder, Patrick Griffin, David R. Despite the fact that republicans control two of the three branches of government following the election of Donald Trump, the relationship between the president and Capitol Hill continues to be strained. Intended for students, public officials, with particular attention to developments under recent presidents, scholars, Rivals for Power offers an accessible and engaging analysis of executive and legislative rivalry across a span of eras, and the general public, including Trump and Obama.

Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations #ad - Thurber. Kriner, john Anthony Maltese, James P. Underscoring the book’s theme that the executive and legislature regularly compete and clash—even when controlled by the same party—already tensions are emerging between President Trump and the Republican congressional majority around the Affordable Care Act, infrastructure spending, trade agreements, relations with Russia, and immigration and refugee policy.

Now in its sixth edition, rivals for power: Presidential-Congressional Relations brings together the knowledge of leading scholars and scholar-practitioners alike to explain the complex political dynamic between the president and Congress in new chapters.

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Prius or Pickup?: How the Answers to Four Simple Questions Explain America's Great Divide

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Drawing on groundbreaking original research, Prius or Pickup? is an incisive, illuminating study of the fracturing of the American mind. If we're to overcome our seemingly intractable differences, we must first learn to master the psychological impulses that give rise to them, Hetherington and Weiler show, and to understand how politicians manipulate our mindsets for their own benefit.

Two award-winning political scientists provide the psychological key to America’s deadlocked politics, showing that we are divided not by ideologies but something deeper: personality differences that appear in everything from politics to parenting to the workplace to TV preferences, and which would be innocuous if only we could decouple them from our noxious political debate.

Prius or Pickup?: How the Answers to Four Simple Questions Explain America's Great Divide #ad - What’s in your garage: a prius or a pickup? what’s in your coffee cup: starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts? What about your pet: cat or dog? As award-winning political scholars Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler explain, even our smallest choices speak volumes about us—especially when it comes to our personalities and our politics.

Liberals and conservatives seem to occupy different worlds because we have fundamentally different worldviews: systems of values that can be quickly diagnosed with a handful of simple parenting questions, but which shape our lives and decisions in the most elemental ways.

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The Great Alignment: Race, Party Transformation, and the Rise of Donald Trump

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Yale University Press #ad - Today’s party divide reflects an unprecedented alignment of many different divides: racial and ethnic, ideological, religious, and geographic. This statistically based analysis shows that racial anxiety is by far a better predictor of support for Donald Trump than any other factor, including economic discontent.

The Great Alignment: Race, Party Transformation, and the Rise of Donald Trump #ad - . Alan I. History. Abramowitz has emerged as a leading spokesman for the view that our current political divide is not confined to a small group of elites and activists but a key feature of the American social and cultural landscape. Abramowitz shows how the partisan alignment arose out of the breakup of the old New Deal coalition; introduces the most important difference between our current era and past eras, the rise of “negative partisanship”; explains how this phenomenon paved the way for the Trump presidency; and examines why our polarization could even grow deeper.

Here, he goes further: the polarization is unique in modern U. S. The polarization of the political and media elites, he argues, arose and persists because it accurately reflects the state of American society.

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