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The broken branch : how Congress is failing America and how to get it back on track

Author: Thomas E Mann; Norman J Ornstein; Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.; Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Institutions of American democracy series.
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"Congress is the first branch of government in the American system, write Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, but now it is a broken branch, damaged by partisan bickering and internal rancor. The Broken Branch offers both a diagnosis of the cause of Congressional decline and a much-needed blueprint for change, from two experts who understand politics and revere our institutions, but believe that Congress has  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Mann; Norman J Ornstein; Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.; Annenberg Public Policy Center.
ISBN: 0195174461 9780195174465
OCLC Number: 63195916
Notes: "The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands."
"The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania."
Description: xiii, 272 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The first branch of government : theory and practice --
The seeds of the contemporary problem, 1969-1994 --
A decade of Republican control --
Institutional decline --
The case of continuity.
Series Title: Institutions of American democracy series.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein.
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Argues that congress faces a crisis of self-identity and role in the American Constitutional System. This book examines the first principles of the intended role of the legislative branch, looks  Read more...

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Contents Preface ix ONE Introduction 1 TWO The First Branch of Government: Theory and Practice 14 THREE The Seeds of the Contemporary Problem, 1969-1994 47 FOUR A Decade of Republican Control 96 FIVE Institutional Decline 141 SIX The Case of Continuity 192 SEVEN Conclusion 211 Notes 245 Acknowledgments 257 Index 261

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