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  • 12/08 (Reuters TV) with David Lewis - Discussed is the speed and organization of President-elect Obama's transition.
  • 11/05/08 - Your Starting Lineup (Federal News Radio) with David E. Lewis - The election may be over, but the real work is just beginning. President-elect Obama's transition team will get to work as soon as today getting up to speed on every issue so that the President can take the reins on Inauguration Day. David Lewis, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, joins us to talk about who will be on the transition team.
  • 10/03/08   - If They Could See It Now: The Evolution of the American Presidency From the Founding Fathers to Present Day (Vanderbilt News) John Geer and David Lewis look at the executive branch of the American government as envisioned by the founding fathers and contrast it to the role the president plays today. 
  • 08/25/08 -  Campaign expert and political scientist John Geer speaks to students in the run-up to the Nov. presidential election (Vanderbilt News) The Vanderbilt community gathered for a special presentation from Distinguished Professor of Political Science John Geer Aug. 21. Dr. Geer, a nationally recognized scholar of presidential politics, spoke on the dynamic relationship of teaching and learning at Vanderbilt, through the lens of his perspective on Election 2008.

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NYT -In an analysis of the upcoming British general election, Paul Krugman draws on research by Larry Bartels ( to support the claim that voters' "short memories" provide "little or no political reward for good policy."

Tennessean -  Reports "Vanderbilt receives $1M grant to combat child labor." The $1M grant was awarded to CSDI Affiliate Cecilia Mo from the U.S. Department of Labor. 

Washington Post - Larry Bartels asks "Can 'conservative principles' boost working-class incomes?"

Washington Post - Alan Wiseman and Craig Volden outline "The 5 Habits of Highly Effective Legislators."

Tennessean - Latest Vanderbilt Poll showcases Tennesseans' views on abortion, Common Core and Medicaid Expansion

NYT - Larry Bartels has documented that the rich have about three times as much influence as the poor on votes in the United States Senate.

VoxWhy the Israel-Palestine conversation is so polarized -  A 2006 study by Larry Bartels and Chris Achen (Princeton) is referenced. 

Vanderbilt News In 2013, Seigenthaler and author David Maraniss co-led a conversation at the First Amendment Center about the Gettysburg Address to mark its 150th anniversary...

Washington Post  - U.S. presidential election results, for example, can be remarkably and accurately predicted by economic growth preceding the election...

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