Roll Call columnist and American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Norm Ornstein will speak at the Humphrey Institute on Friday to review the Obama administration's wide-ranging policy initiatives and their progress in Congress as the political winds appears rady to shift.
A Report From Washington
Norm Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Friday, Nov. 20, 2009
Noon - 1:15pm
Humphrey Forum, Humphrey Institute
301 19th Ave S., Minneapolis
Norman Ornstein is a long-time observer of Congress and politics. He writes a weekly column for Roll Call and is an election analyst for CBS News. He serves as codirector of the AEI-Brookings Election Reform Project and participates in AEI's Election Watch series. He also serves as a senior counselor to the Continuity of Government Commission. Mr. Ornstein led a working group of scholars and practitioners that helped shape the law, known as McCain-Feingold, that reformed the campaign financing system. He was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004. His many books include The Permanent Campaign and Its Future (AEI Press, 2000); the coauthored The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track (Oxford University Press, 2006); and, most recently, Vital Statistics on Congress 2008 (Brookings Institution Press, 2008), also coauthored.
This presentation is free and open to the public; registration is not required.