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State GOP Pushes to Alter 2012 Math

Governance / News September 17, 2011

“It’s likely to benefit Republicans,” said John Fortier, an Electoral College expert at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, who argued that Pennsylvania leans Democratic in elections that are close nationwide. Mr. Fortier said that if Mr. Obama won Pennsylvania…

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Electoral college switch could hurt Obama in 2012

Governance / News September 14, 2011

The U.S. presidential election is not a national contest, but instead is a state-by-state effort to assemble a majority of the 538 electoral votes apportioned to the states by population. “It would be harder for Democrats to win in a…

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Statement by Former Secretaries Dan Glickman and Dirk Kempthorne On Recently Passed Rule Changes in the House of Representatives

Governance / Press Release January 6, 2011

Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Democracy Project commends the House of Representatives for adopting those new rules, as part of their larger package, which will lead to more transparency in the 112th Congress. The Democracy Project, co-chaired…

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Statement by Former Secretaries Dan Glickman and Dirk Kempthorne

Governance / Press Release January 6, 2011

Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Democracy Project commends the House of Representatives for adopting those new rules, as part of their larger package, which will lead to more transparency in the 112th Congress. The Democracy Project, co-chaired…

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The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Democracy Project Applauds Incoming House Leadership for Simplified Congressional Work Schedule

Governance / Press Release December 9, 2010

Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Democracy Project commends incoming leadership of the House of Representatives for adopting a more predictable work schedule for the 112th Congress. The recently launched Democracy Project, co-chaired by former Secretaries Dan Glickman…

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Bipartisan Policy Center Launches Democracy Project Led by Former Secretaries Dan Glickman and Dirk Kempthorne and AOL Co-Founder Steve Case

Governance / Press Release November 9, 2010

New Orleans, L.A. – To demonstrate its commitment to making Washington work, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) today launched The Democracy Project, a new initiative to bring bipartisan and diverse voices together to support efforts to improve the ability of…

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Bipartisan Policy Center Announces Line Up for its Second Annual Political Summit

Press Release / Press Release November 4, 2010

Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) today announced the line up for its Second Annual Political Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana on Tuesday, November 9, 2010. The summit, Beyond the Ballot: Making Washington Work, will consist of three…

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Time to End Hyper-Partisanship

Dan Glickman / News November 2, 2010

Political pundits will be cogitating for months about the long term implications of yesterday’s congressional elections. But if the voice of the people illustrates anything, it is that the Americans are worried and anxious about their economic future, and want…

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Nation’s Leading Political Strategists to Return to New Orleans for Bipartisan Policy Center’s Second Annual Political Summit

Governance / Press Release October 19, 2010

Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) today announced that it will host its Second Annual Political Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 9, 2010. The summit, Beyond the Ballot: Making Washington Work, will bring together some of…

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Five Questions with Secretary Dan Glickman

Dan Glickman / Blog October 4, 2010

(1) Over the last year it has become increasingly clear that Americans are frustrated with the way our government functions, or rather, fails to function. What is one thing that we could change about our political system or our government…

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