Almanac of American Politics 2018

Author: Columbia Books Inc

Publisher: Us Congress Handbook (State Ed

ISBN: 9781938939563

Category: Political Science

Page: 2080

View: 614

The 2018 edition includes: In-depth profile of every governor, Senator, and House member. Updated demographic information for every state and district, including information from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, with new categories of economic, occupational, social and geographic data.

The Original U. S. Congress Handbook

115th Congress, 1st Session

Author: Columbia Books Inc

Publisher: Columbia Books. Incorporated

ISBN: 9781938939532

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 2489

Produced annually since 1974 it is by far the most comprehensive congressional directory available. The state edition lists members in order of state. Detailed profiles are organized by state delegation and contain biographical data, complete contact information for Members including address, phone, fax, committee assignments and key staff members.

The Almanac of the Unelected, 2013

Staff of the U.S. Congress

Author: Suzanne Struglinski,Samantha Young

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598886320

Category: Reference

Page: 706

View: 7693

It’s All Who You Know When Working the System Here’s How to Get to Know the Right People Working behind the scenes to write bills, map out legislative maneuvers and block the opposing party’s political moves are hundreds of Capitol Hill staffers. Some old, many new, congressional aides on both sides of the aisle are playing a vital role in the 113th Congress. The fast-paced changes in the legislative landscape can be daunting. But there’s one place you can always count on to tell you who’s in, who’s out, and who is the most effective person to address your cause: The Almanac of the Unelected. While members of the House of Representatives and the Senate enact laws, it is often their staffers who exert the greatest influence in the lawmaking process. Staffers advise their elected bosses, establish political positions on issues, craft legislation, put policies in place, and play important roles on scores of congressional committees. Now in its 24th year, the Almanac of the Unelected contains in-depth profiles on key congressional staff members that you will not find elsewhere. In addition to contact information and other pertinent data, the Almanac is constantly updating itself to give you the inside track. Our writers conduct one-on-one interviews with congressional staffers to make sure you know precisely which issues they are handle and what bills will pass their desks each year as they help to craft new or refine the existing laws and codes that govern our nation. With the changes that have taken place, this essential resource has never been more important or more valuable. The Almanac of the Unelected is the leading source for information on congressional staff members. The profiles included feature: • in-depth biographical information • detailed professional history and educational background • staff members’ areas of expertise and committee role • up-to-date contact information and photograph, when available • staffers' own insights as to their committee’s priorities and special projects during this session of Congress Organized by House, Senate, and Joint committee assignments, you’ll find both the person you’re looking for and information on his or her individual impact on legislation and decision-making. With this Almanac, you’ll never again need to question who is the most effective person to advocate your cause.

Official Congressional Directory 114th Congress, 2015-2016, Convened January 2015

Author: Congress (U S ) Joint Committee on Printing

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160929977


Page: 1258

View: 1330

Contains biographies of Senators, members of Congress, and the Judiciary. Also includes committee assignments, maps of Congressionaldistricts, a directory of officials of executive agencies, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, web addresses, and other information. This essential reference resource contains a comprehensive list of members of the United States House of Representatives, complete with color photos, and a fold-out map of Capitol Hill. This official 2016 Congressional directory includes the following features: Member names with full color photosEach member biographical data informationMember office locations, phone and fax numbers, Email addresses, where availableTwitter IDsList of key Congressional staffDistrict Office information to include two state maps and delegations outlining congressional districts, major cities, home towns, and more"

The Almanac of American Politics 2008

Author: Michael Barone,Richard E. Cohen

Publisher: National Journal

ISBN: 9780892341160

Category: Political Science

Page: 1864

View: 4643

The unequivocal 2006 election results suggest we have entered a new period in American politics. When America’s votes were tallied this past November, Democrats had won Election Day majorities in both the Senate and the House for the first time since 1992. The House Democrats’ margin of victory, furthermore, was very similar to the House Republicans’ popular vote margin in 1994—a harbinger, perhaps, of a new political era. In the wake of such an eventful election, it’s no surprise that pundits on both sides of the fence are clamoring for the 2008 edition of The Almanac of American Politics—the gold standard for anyone who wants to understand the American political landscape. Once again, renowned journalists Michael Barone and Richard E. Cohen present the ultimate reference guide for everyone involved, invested, or interested in American politics. As in previous editions, the 2008 Almanac includes colorful, fascinating profiles of every member of Congress and every governor. It also includes in-depth and up-to-date political profiles of all fifty states and 435 House districts—covering everything from economics to history to, of course, politics. Specific to this latest edition of the nation’s leading political resource is coverage of all special elections in the 109th Congress and redistricting changes in Georgia and Texas. Barone and Cohen also provide a comprehensive look at the early maneuvering and likely battlegrounds of the 2008 presidential campaign. Complete with maps, census data, and indispensable information on topics ranging from campaign expenditures to voting records to interest group ratings, this latest edition of the Almanac of American Politics presents everything you need to know about current American politics, related in snappy prose and framed by cogent analysis.

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Masterlab

ISBN: 8379912136

Category: Reference

Page: 3100

View: 8858

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

The Almanac of American Politics 2014

Author: Michael Barone,Chuck McCutcheon,Sean Trende,Josh Kraushaar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226105444

Category: Political Science

Page: 1883

View: 6593

Describes each congressional district and includes profiles of governors and members of Congress. Simultaneous. Hardcover available.

Politics in America 2014

Author: CQ Roll Call

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781452277837

Category: Political Science

Page: 1232

View: 9136

Reliable, readable, insightful, and objective, CQ's Politics in America has been called "the ultimate insider's guide to politics." Politics in America is an essential resource for any collection that serves readers who want authoritative information on the members of the Congress. The profiles of the members plus the delegates offer concise and candid analysis of personalities, political styles, legislative agendas, political ambitions, and reputations of members at home and on Capitol Hill. Detailed state and district information plus a wealth of information and data on campaign finance, partisan caucuses, standing committees, and other member facts round out the book. Profiles include: Biographical data, committee assignments, CQ Vote Studies, interest group ratings, and contact information State-by-state and congressional voting demographics Campaign finance statistics and election results Leadership, caucuses, and member statistics

The Ohio politics almanac

Author: Michael F. Curtin,Julia Barry Bell

Publisher: Kent State Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780873388894

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

View: 5813

Originally published in 1996, The Ohio Politics Almanac was highly acclaimed as the first one-source reference for contemporary and historical information about Ohio government. It traces Ohio's political development and the political parties, describes the evolution of the state's political demographics, and profiles the cities and counties of Ohio. This revised and updated edition has short biographies of the eight presidents from Ohio and the governors--from Edward Tiffin to Robert Taft--and also contains appendixes that include an Ohio politics timeline, listings of major officeholders, and campaign expenditures for state executive offices.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600572006

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 7145

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • and much more.

Congressional Deskbook: The Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Congress, Sixth Edition

Author: Judy Schneider,Michael L. Koempel

Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc

ISBN: 1587332396

Category: Political Science

Page: 593

View: 3876

This comprehensive guide to Congress is ideal for anyone who wants to know how Congress really works, including federal executives, attorneys, lobbyists, media and public affairs staff, government affairs, policy and budget analysts, congressional office staff and students. - Clear explanation of the legislative process, budget process, and House and Senate business - Flowcharts for legislative and budget processes - Explanation of the electoral college and votes by states - Glossary of legislative terms - Relationship between budget resolutions and appropriation and authorization bills - Amendment tree and amendment procedures - How members are assigned to committees - Agenda for early organization meetings (after election, before adjournment) - Sample legislative documents with explanatory annotations - Bibliographic references throughout.

Citizens in Action

A Guide to Influencing Government

Author: Stephanie Vance

Publisher: Columbia Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781880873748

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 3066

Ever wanted to make a difference for your world, for your country or for your neighborhood but werent sure how to get started? Feel a little intimidated at the idea of contacting an elected leader whether your city council member, your state legislator or a Member of Congress? Think its impossible to gain the attention of elected leaders without sending them a big campaign contribution? Well, think again. In Citizens in Action, Stephanie Vance, the Advocacy Guru, takes the controversial position that it is possible to get heard on the Hill, that not all politicians are corrupt (OK, a few are), and that citizens can get things done from Washington, D.C. to their city council. Vances tips and advice are helpful whether youre just getting started on an advocacy effort or have been trying to gain the attention of elected officials for years. This edition ships February 15, 2009.

Government's Greatest Achievements

From Civil Rights to Homeland Defense

Author: Paul Charles Light

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815706045

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 4890

In Governments Greatest Achievements, Paul C. Light explores the federal governments most successful accomplishments over the previous five decades and anticipates the most significant challenges of the next half century.

The Partisan Divide

Congress in Crisis

Author: Tom Davis,Martin Frost,Richard Cohen,David Eisenhower

Publisher: Fastpencil Incorporated

ISBN: 9781619331280

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 4977

Former Congressman Tom Davis, former Congressman Martin Frost and journalist Richard Cohen share their perspectives and insights on the current state of the U.S. Congress and suggest a bipartisan plan for making Congress function again.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents

From Wilson to Obama

Author: Steven F. Hayward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596987790

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 5148

Larry Schweikart, a retired history professor, is ready to set the record straight on the American presidents. He goes through each of the first 26 presidents from Washington to Taft and debunks myths, lies, and fake news made fact by the uninformed. Discover why George Washington favored American isolationism; James Madison supported states' rights; what Lincoln promised to Southerners about fugitive slaves; and why nineteenth-century presidents were the last to understand the true role of government. So what made these presidents so much better than the ones America has now? Schweikart argues that recent commanders-in-chief have welcomed crises to advance their own partisan agenda, defied the separation of powers the Founders carefully constructed to preserve the Republic, and given us every reason to doubt they take the country’s interests to heart.

The New Americans

How the Melting Pot Can Work Again

Author: Michael Barone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596987278

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 9968

Many Americans feel swamped by immigrants with alien cultures, languages, and customs apparently flooding into our country.

Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2018

The National Data Book

Author: ProQuest (Firm),Bernan Press

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 9781598889451

Category: Censuses

Page: 1032

View: 1416

The most valuable reference tool in existence. The Statistical Abstract is the recognized authority for U.S. statistics and directs users to where they can find more detail in an easily readable format.


The Pursuit of Power and the End of the Old Politics

Author: Richard E. Cohen

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee

ISBN: 1461702291

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 6066

For thirteen years, during a time of Democratic congressional dominance in Washington, Dan Rostenkowski became one of the most influential American legislators of the twentieth century. As chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, the representative from Illinois influenced the nation's tax laws, international trade, Social Security, health care, welfare, and a good many other areas—policies that affected most Americans. Richard Cohen's scrupulous political biography of Rostenkowski follows his rise to power from modest origins in the Democratic ward politics of Chicago's Polish northwest side, to his legislative triumphs, and ultimately to his criminal conviction and imprisonment for abuses of House practice. Because Rostenkowski served so many years in Congress (1959-1995), his career offers a prism into the changing nature of the institution and of the Democratic party, a change that gradually brought a new bitterness to Washington politics. Even when the congressman gained national influence, he remained close to Chicago politics and his boss, Richard J. Daley; but as he lost touch with local voters, opposed to political reforms, and clung to his personal stubbornness, he greased the skids for his downfall. Mr. Cohen has written a compelling, eye-opening story of American politics at work, portrayed through his career of one of its most fascinating practitioners. With 8 pages of photographs.