PS790-304-01

PS790-304-01 - Political Science 790:304:01 Congressional...

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Political Science 790:304:01 Congressional Politics Professor Ross K. Baker Spring Semester 2009 Rutgers University M,W,2:50-4:10 P.M. Murray Hall, Room 210 Of all the institutions of American Government, Congress is the most accessible to citizens and, in my opinion, it is the most interesting branch of the national government. It is the focus of my own research and I have viewed the institution both from inside and outside its walls. Right now is a fascinating time to be studying Congress. Both the president and vice- president were sitting U.S. Senators at the time of their election. This has not happened since 1960 and, indeed, only four times in American history. So we will be following the relations between the New administration and Congress with any eye on whether the congressional backgrounds of former Senator Obama and former Senator Biden will be any different from those with presidents who were not fresh off Capitol Hill. The course will dwell on all aspects of Congress and will consist of lectures, videos, and
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