Prerequisite: POLS 1101
This course covers the U.S. Congress as an institution and explores its evolution and place in the political process. The objective is to provide both a historical and analytical perspective, asking "What was Congress intended to be?" and "How has it evolved?", as well as a contemporary view, asking "What is Congress today?".
14. Potential questions for the Final Exam: [PDF]
Headlines: Yahoo! News Congress, Politico.com Congress
|YAHOO!NEWS/Politics articles for NEXT WEEK:|
|YAHOO!NEWS/Politics articles for THIS WEEK:|
11/14 (leftover from last week):
Congress Could Punt On the Fiscal Cliff, by Dan Friedman and Billy House, Nat Jour, 10/25 (ALL Congressional Leadership)
U.S. Congress may face another debt-limit showdown in 2013, by Richard Cowan & Rachelle Youngai, Reuters, 10/28 (ALL Outside Actors)
11 Key Congressional Committees for Advisors to Worry About, by Marlene Satter, AdvisorOne (ALL cong'l partisans/rank and file)
Specter dies as Congress is at its most polarized, by Marc Levy, AP, 10/14 (Moderate Republican)
The Republican Resurgence of 2010, by Gary C. Jacobson. (article is on Vista)
Dems out to reverse GOP's 2010 gains in Illinois, by Sophia Tareen, AP, 10/2
Senate Race Rankings: Good Charlotte, by Hotline Staff, Nat Jour, 10/2
Congress finishes up truncated schedule to campaign full-time, by Lisa Mascaro, LAT, 9/17
Congress averts shutdown with another stopgap budget..., FOX (AP), 9/14
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