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State of the Union address – Vanderbilt experts available

Jan. 19, 2015—President Obama is set to talk to the nation on Jan. 20 for his State of the Union address. Vanderbilt has an array of experts available to comment.

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New website, upcoming book offer effectiveness scores for members of Congress

Oct. 14, 2014—A measure of the legislative effectiveness of almost any member of the U.S. House of Representatives is easily available with the launch of a new website and upcoming book co-authored by Vanderbilt political scientist Alan Wiseman.

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Vanderbilt hosts ‘A Conversation with Jeb Bush’ Oct. 28

Oct. 10, 2014—Jeb Bush, Florida’s 43rd governor and a member of one of America’s pre-eminent political families, will join Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham in conversation Tuesday, Oct. 28.

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Fighting bureaucracy by improving it

Aug. 26, 2014—Everybody hates being caught up in bureaucracy. Ed Rubin at Vanderbilt Law School says things could work a lot better.

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Trends indicate Asian Americans should be turning Republican – but they’re not

Jun. 11, 2014—It's a puzzler that political scientists want to understand and strategists want to exploit: Asian Americans lean decidedly to the Democratic Party, despite many factors that indicate they should be a natural fit for the Republicans.

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Education a rising priority for Tennessee voters: Vanderbilt Poll

Feb. 6, 2014—A poll of the opinions of Tennessee voters found that public school teachers are underpaid and achievement tests taken by students shouldn’t determine how any raises are distributed.

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Waning political tolerance in some Latin American nations points to weakened democratic culture

Jan. 22, 2014—Support for political tolerance remains strong in many Latin American and Caribbean nations, but in others a move in the opposite direction “represents alarming news,” concludes a study by Vanderbilt University’s Latin American Public Opinion Project.

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Tennessee voters want Medicaid expansion, but many still don’t like ACA, Vanderbilt Poll shows

Dec. 11, 2013—The latest Vanderbilt Poll results are in, with registered voters in Tennessee giving their opinions on Medicaid expansion and other issues.

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‘Morning Joe’ team will discuss future of Republican Party at Vanderbilt University event

Nov. 11, 2013—Joe Scarborough and his "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski will share a nuanced examination of the unexpected rise and what Scarborough describes as the "self-inflicted fall" of the Republican Party during a Dec. 2 Chancellor’s Lecture Series event at Vanderbilt University.

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Live Science: Conservatives and liberals equally smug, study finds

Oct. 9, 2013—New research by postdoctoral fellow Kaitlin Toner suggests liberals and conservatives are about equally convinced of the correctness of their views, but extremists are more likely than moderates to feel their views are superior.

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Alumnus, Arkansas legislator returns Oct. 28 to speak at Vanderbilt Law School

Oct. 8, 2013—Arkansas lawmaker Darrin Williams will speak at the law school Oct. 28.

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Perspectives on Election 2012

Oct. 8, 2013—Authors Dan Balz, Lynn Vavreck and John Sides discuss the 2012 presidential election with David Lauter of the Los Angeles Times and John Seignethaler of the First Amendment Center. The “Perspectives on Election 2012” event was held Sept. 24, 2013, at the First Amendment Center on the Vanderbilt campus.To learn more about Vanderbilt, visit http://www.vanderbilt.edu.

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