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On Leadership: Second-Term Presidents

Governance / June 2, 2015 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

How have second-term presidents worked with Congress, with their own party, and with the opposing party?

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Governing in a Polarized America: A Bipartisan Blueprint to Strengthen our Democracy

Governance / June 24, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

BPC’s Commission on Political Reform announced a set of bipartisan recommendations on Congress, public service, and the electoral system.

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USA TODAY: Can bipartisan group save this government?

Governance / News June 24, 2014

USA TODAY‘s Susan Page: “The nation’s increasingly bitter political divide has tied Congress in knots, embattled the White House and undermined many Americans’ faith in their government.”

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A National Conversation on Congress

Governance / March 26, 2014 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

BPC’s Commission on Political Reform, in partnership with USA TODAY, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, hosted a town hall conversation on Congress.

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A National Conversation on Electoral Reform

Governance / October 15, 2013 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

The event convened current and former elected officials and election experts for a town hall meeting and panel discussion exploring issues related to elections such as redistricting, primary reform, and resolving disputed elections.

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Commission on Political Reform Convenes in Philadelphia for Town Hall on Public Service

Matthew Weil / Blog July 26, 2013

Earlier this week, BPC’s Commission on Political Reform convened in Philadelphia, in view of Independence Hall where our nation’s founders drafted the Constitution 226 summers ago, to discuss public service in America.

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A National Conversation on Public Service

Governance / July 23, 2013 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

BPC’s Commission on Political Reform held its second in a series of National Conversations on American Unity in partnership with the National Constitution Center and USA TODAY in Philadelphia.

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National Commission on Political Reform Releases New Poll on American Attitudes Toward Public and Community Service at National Town Meeting

Governance / Press Release July 23, 2013

BPC’s Commission on Political Reform and USA TODAY released a national poll that shows Americans are interested in participating in public service, but are reluctant to run for and serve in public office.

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A National Conversation on American Unity

Governance / March 6, 2013 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET

The town hall meeting, moderated by USA TODAY’s Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, examined how polarized our country is, the causes of that polarization and its effect on our government and decision-makers.

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