1-29-09 - Political Science 1-29-09 Obama Interview: US is...

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Political Science 1-29-09 Obama Interview: US is an alley of Israel: safety/security is “paramount” Top concerns for the Middle East o 1-Withdraw troops from Iraq o 2-Within a year-close prisons in Cuba o 3- Bases dismantled in Saudi Arabia Varieties of Democracy: Presidential vs. Parliamentary CONT… US govt compared to British govt Frequent, 1x within 5 yrs, called by Prime Minister Our govt lacks power to control and schedule elections British Prime Minister stays PM as long as Party stays the majority. Speaker Dependence American Voters House of Representatives House Speaker House Majority Party: Democratic Party-Nancy Pelosi Can change when majority party changes—usually when you lose majority and you’re the speaker you usually lose your job US Election 2008 (recognize-not memorize) Cali 8 th Congressional District Party Direct Popular Vote Nancy Pelosi (Dem) 199,030 73.50% Philip Berg (Lib) 44,804 16.54% Dana Welsh (Rep) 26,960 9.96% Nancy Pelosi- 1
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2011 for the course POLI 1101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '06 term at UGA.

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1-29-09 - Political Science 1-29-09 Obama Interview: US is...

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