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Michael Steele and Harold Ford Jr., debate at the Kennedy Political Union

Michael Steele, left, and Harold Ford Jr., right, held a lively debate moderated by SPA professor James Thurber, center. (Photo: Hilary Schwab)

Ford and Steele Debate

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and Democratic Leadership Council Chairman Harold Ford Jr. verbally sparred over current political topics Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009. The debate was hosted by the Kennedy Political Union and moderated by CCPS director Prof. James Thurber. Read coverage | Watch the video

James Thurber and Norm Eisen

Improving the Regulation of Lobbying (2009)

The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and the Center for American Progress hosted a symposium titled "Undue Influence?: Improving the Regulation of Lobbying" Norm Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform, was the keynote speaker. Opening statements | Center for American Progress video

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