I shall post videos, graphs, news stories, and other material. We shall use some of this material in class, and you may review the rest at your convenience. You will all receive invitations to post to the blog. I encourage you to use the blog in these ways:

· To post questions or comments;

· To follow up on class discussions;

· To post relevant news items or videos.

There are only two major limitations: no coarse language, and no derogatory comments about people at the Claremont Colleges.

The syllabus is at http://www1.cmc.edu/pages/faculty/JPitney/gov106-fall15.html


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Politico: "John Boehner's future as speaker in doubt"
Follow up to Cigler reading. The Tea Party has challenged the Speaker and his efforts to unite the GOP. The TP has refused to support Boehner's efforts, especially on issues like immigration and spending cuts, as Cigler mentions (127). While the threat to Boehner's future as Speaker may or may not be legit, the TP has contributed to the situation.

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