The Almanac of American Politics 2010

Author: Michael Barone,Richard E. Cohen

Publisher: National Journal

ISBN: 9780892341207

Category: Political Science

Page: 1726

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The results of the 2008 presidential election were extraordinary, marking the beginning of a new period in American political history. Democrat Barack Obama became the first African American president in the United States, claiming a decisive over Republican John McCain. His fellow Democrats, meanwhile, established a robust majority in the Senate, winning seats in New Hampshire, New Jersey, and North Carolina, among others. Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Virginia—states carried by Republicans in previous elections—“went blue” for the first time in decades. Across the political spectrum, Americans turned out to vote in droves. No matter how you voted in the 2008 presidential election, it was unmistakably exciting. Its implications for both parties, however, remain unknown. From Internet fundraising to foreign policy, ballot fraud to ethics scandals, the political scene for Republics and Democrats is changing quickly. And in this time of uncertainty, there's one book both parties turn to: The Almanac of American Politics. The 2010 Almanac remains the gold standard of accessible political information, relied upon by everyone involved, invested, or interested in American politics. As in previous editions, the 2010 Almanac includes profiles of every member of Congress and every governor; as well as in-depth and completely up-to-date narrative profiles of all 50 states and 435 House districts, covering everything from economics to history to, of course, politics. It also contains Michael Barone's sharp-eyed analysis of the 2008 presidential elections, congressional elections, and redistricting battles. New to this edition is a statistical breakdown of the 2008 presidential vote by state and congressional district, plus coverage of all recent special elections. Full of maps, census data, and information on topics ranging from campaign expenditures to voting records to interest group ratings, the 2010 Almanac of American Politics presents everything you need to know about American politics in snappy prose and framed by cogent analysis.
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The Almanac of American Politics 2008

Author: Michael Barone,Richard E. Cohen

Publisher: National Journal

ISBN: 9780892341177

Category: Political Science

Page: 1864

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Describes each congressional district and includes profiles of governors and members of Congress.
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The Almanac of American Politics 2008

Author: Michael Barone,Richard E. Cohen

Publisher: National Journal

ISBN: 9780892341177

Category: Political Science

Page: 1864

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Describes each congressional district and includes profiles of governors and members of Congress.
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Inventive Politicians and Ethnic Ascent in American Politics

The Uphill Elections of Italians and Mexicans to the U.S. Congress

Author: Miriam Jiménez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136675965

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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This innovative book investigates the process through which ethnic minorities penetrate into higher echelons of political power: specifically, how they succeed in getting elected to the U.S. Congress. Analysts today see ethnic politicians largely in relation to their collectivities, but by actually studying what ethnic minority politicians do and the issues they have faced, Jiménez's book offers an original perspective of analysis. Jiménez utilizes a ground-breaking comparative dataset of elected members of Congress organized upon the basis of national origin, the first available. Using the cases of Mexican-Americans and Italian-Americans, Jimenez analyzes and compares the different ways that these ethnic politicians have been elected to the national legislature from the beginning of the 20th century until the present. Her study examines Italian and Mexican-American politicians’ actions and interactions with local political parties, identifies various layers of political power that have influenced their successes and failures, and uncovers the strategies that they have used. Jimenez argues that the politically active segment of an ethnic group matters in the process of political incorporation of a group. She also asserts that regular access of ethnic groups into upper levels of political office and the full acceptance of new ethnic players only occurs as a consequence of an institutional change. Jiménez’s pioneering documentation and analysis of the strategies of ethnic minority politicians and the ways that political institutions have influenced these politicians is significant to scholars of political incorporation, race and ethnicity, and congressional elections. Her book demonstrates the need to reconsider several standard ideas of how minority representation occurs and deepens our understanding of the role that political institutions play in that process.
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The Roads to Congress 2008

Author: Robert Dewhirst,Ken Hechler,Robert P. Watson, Lynn University; author of Affairs of State, The Presidents’ Wives, and America’s First Crisis

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739142110

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

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The book offers lively and highly readable case studies of the most intriguing and important congressional races of 2008. Both House and Senate races are included and each case covers the same topics presented in the same order within the cases. This includes profiles of both candidates and the congressional district or state of the senate race, as well as a discussion of the main policy issues of the campaign, campaign strategy, media coverage of the candidates, interest group involvement and resulting vote.
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I’m Feeling the Blues Right Now

Blues Tourism in the Mississippi Delta

Author: Stephen A. King

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617030116

Category: Music

Page: 256

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In I’m Feeling the Blues Right Now: Blues Tourism and the Mississippi Delta, Stephen A. King reveals the strategies used by blues promoters and organizers in Mississippi, both African American and white, local and state, to attract the attention of tourists. In the process, he reveals how promotional materials portray the Delta's blues culture and its musicians. Those involved in selling the blues in Mississippi work to promote the music while often conveniently forgetting the state's historical record of racial and economic injustice. King's research includes numerous interviews with blues musicians and promoters, chambers of commerce, local and regional tourism entities, and members of the Mississippi Blues Commission. This book is the first critical account of Mississippi's blues tourism industry. From the late 1970s until 2000, Mississippi's blues tourism industry was fragmented, decentralized, and localized, as each community competed for tourist dollars. By 2003-2004, with the creation of the Mississippi Blues Commission, the promotion of the blues became more centralized as state government played an increasing role in promoting Mississippi's blues heritage. Blues tourism has the potential to generate new revenue in one of the poorest states in the country, repair the state's public image, and serve as a vehicle for racial reconciliation.
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The Past, Present, and Future of Southern Politics

An article from Southern Cultures 18:3, Fall 2012: The Politics Issue

Author: Seth C. McKee

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469607387

Category: History

Page: 42

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The apparent partisan stability of contemporary southern politics belies a complex and dynamic process that makes it doubtful one party can persist as the dominant force in the most diverse region of the United States . . . This truly ain't your daddy's Dixie." This article appears in the Fall 2012 issue of Southern Cultures. The full issue is also available as an ebook. Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.
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The Almanac of Political Corruption, Scandals, and Dirty Politics

Author: Kim Long

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0307481344

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Watergate. Billygate. Iran-Contra. Teapot Dome. Monica Lewinsky.American history is marked by era-defining misdeeds, indiscretions, and the kind of tabloid-ready scandals that politicians seem to do better than anyone else. Now, for the first time, one volume brings together 300 years of political wrongdoing in an illustrated history of politicians gone wild—proving that today’s scoundrels aren’t the first, worst, and surely won’t be the last…. From high crimes to misdemeanors to moments of licentiousness and larceny, this unique compendium captures in complete, colorful detail the foibles, failings, peccadilloes, dirty tricks, and astounding blunders committed by politicians behaving badly. Amid stories of brawlers, plagiarists, sexual predators, tax evaders, and the temporarily insane, this almanac tells all about: •The only (so far!) president to be arrested while in office: Ulysses S. Grant, who was allegedly issued a ticket for racing his horse and buggy through the streets of Washington, D.C. •The former New Jersey state senator David J. Friedland, who disappeared during a scuba diving accident in 1985. It turns out he staged the accident and served nine years in prison after being captured in the Maldives. •Tape-recorded instructions from highbrow president Franklin Delano Roosevelt on how his staff should carry out some low-down political tricks •The bizarre story of U.S. congressman Robert Potter, who castrated two men he suspected of having affairs with his wife. Potter won election to the state house while in jail—but was kicked out for cheating at cards. •Texas congressman Henry Barbosa Gonzalez: he was charged with assault in 1986 after he shoved and hit a man who called him a communist. Gonzalez was seventy years old at the time. At once shocking and hilariously funny, here’s a book that exposes the history of American politics, warts and all—and makes for hours of jaw-dropping, fascinating, illuminating reading. From the Hardcover edition.
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Almanac of the Unelected

Staff of the U.S. Congress 2011

Author: Bernan Press

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598884166

Category: Political Science

Page: 788

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The next time you need to find out who is the most effective person to advocate your cause D turn to the Almanac of the Unelected for all the answers. The Almanac of the Unelected contains in-depth profiles on key congressional staff members that you will not find elsewhere. The information provided on these personnel gives you not only the contact information and other pertinent data but also the inside track to those people. These are the staffers who work with and support the representatives and senators in various important roles that help to enact change or refine existing laws and codes that govern our nation. With all the sweeping changes that have taken place since the Obama administration took office, this essential resource has never been more important or more valuable. This new edition features over 125 new profiles and is designed to be the ultimate for quick and easy reference.
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Partisan Priorities

How Issue Ownership Drives and Distorts American Politics

Author: Patrick J. Egan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107042585

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Partisan Priorities investigates issue ownership, showing that American political parties deliver neither superior performance nor popular policies on the issues they 'own'.
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