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The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies provides an integrated teaching, research, and study program focusing on Congress and the presidency and the interactions of these two basic American institutions.

NPR's Marketplace: A Different Kind of Chaos in Washington

David Barker talks debt limit and government funding with Marketplace reporter Kimberly Adams.
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Address to the Freshman Class of the 115th Congress

Read Prof. Thurber's address to the newest members of Congress.

What is President Trump Doing to Obama-Era Policy?

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What is President Trump Doing to Obama-Era Policy?

A recent American University School of Public Affairs’ Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies event highlighted the many changes in executive norms and federal regulations having an impact across the country.

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James Thurber, middle, sits in the Campaign Management Institute classroom.

A Winning Strategy

Now in its thirtieth year, the Campaign Management Institute has become an internationally recognized dynamic curriculum drawing students from across the globe to learn and practice the art and science of campaigning.

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David Barker

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SPA Announces New Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies

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CCPS Video & Audio Clips

  • NPR's Marketplace: A different kind of chaos in Washington

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  • Setting Limits on Presidential Power Under the Trump Administration

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  • The Transition and the First 100 Days of the Trump Presidency

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Trump is (Un)Doing More Than You Think

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