Term Limits and Gerrymandering Why are almost all the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives safe seats? How much of the lack of competition is due to gerrymandering and unlimited terms? We will explore how gerrymandering has affected the competitiveness of legislative elections. We will also examine how unlimited terms and gerrymandering are related. Campaign Finance in 2014
This talk examines the impact of the Supreme Court's decision reducing restrictions on corporate and union campaign donations. We will
explore spending by these groups on Presidential and Congressional campaigns in 2014 and compare
it with prior election cycles. We also assess their levels of influence over
the elections. Finally, we consider current efforts to reform the system.
2014 Mid-Term Elections: A Referendum on Obama or the Democratic Majority?
This lecture reviews the results of the 2014 mid-term
congressional elections. How will the power shift between the Democrats and the
Republicans? Who turned out to be the most influential group of voters:
independents or tea party voters? How will the election results affect
The New Congress and
This presentation discusses Obama’s legislative agenda in the
wake of the 2014 Mid-Term elections.
We discuss in detail his legislative proposals and political
calculations in the face of a new political reality.
The Prospects for
of the largest groups of voters that candidates must address are Hispanics. In
turn, one of their primary concerns is immigration reform. This talk will
examine the issues surrounding immigration reform and President Obama’s
legislative proposals to address it.
We also delve into the Congressional debates, discuss the immigration crisis at the border and the electoral ramifications of this issue.