2,703Oct 6, 2010
Domestic Intelligence Gathering
Panelists talked about domestic intelligence gathering and U.S. terrorism threats. Among the topics they addressed were homegrown terrorism threats and radicalization activities in the U.S., ...
2,480Oct 6, 2010
FBI and Domestic Intelligence
Panelists talked about the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and domestic intelligence. Topics included changes to and transformation in the FBI since the terrorist attacks of September 11, ...
1,141Nov 28, 2012
1990 Federal Budget Deal
Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. Topics included the major leaders in ...
972May 14, 2012
Iran's Nuclear Program
Panelists talked about the upcoming upcoming P-5+1 talks on Iran’s nuclear program. P-5+1 refers to the permanent five members of the United Nations Security Council (France, the United ...
955Jul 31, 2012
Campaign Finance in 2012 Elections
Panelists talked about campaign finance following Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, in which the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment prohibited the government from ...
864Jun 11, 2012
Tax Code Changes
Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) outlined his committee’s efforts to write a proposal for changing the U.S. tax code. He said revenue must be part of tax reform ...
676Jan 24, 2012
State of the Union Speechwriting
Speechwriters from the George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush administrations previewed President Obama’s State of the Union address. Other topics included the mechanics of ...
674Nov 5, 2012
2012 Congressional Race Analysis
Former Representatives Martin Frost (D-TX), Dan Glickman (D-KS), and Tom Davis (R-VA) discussed some of the most important House and Senate races across the country. They also talked about the ...
606Sep 19, 2011
Bipartisanship in Congress
Former Senators Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Trent Lott (R-MS) talked about the status of congressional partisanship. They discussed debate over the deficit and raising taxes, job losses, ...
584Nov 27, 2012
Former Senators Trent Lott and Byron Dorgan led a discussion on U.S. energy policy. Topics were expected to include developments in domestic gas and oil production, energy security threats and ...
580Aug 6, 2013
Michael Hayden on Electric Grid Cyber Security
Former CIA and National Security Administration Director Michael Hayden talked about the cyber threats facing the nation’s electric grid. He said that the situation would get worse before ...
571Feb 25, 2013
Members of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission talked about the findings of their report calling for the elimination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over a five- to ten-year ...
550May 29, 2013
Cost of Immigration and Border Security
Panelists talked about the costs of immigration reform on the long- and short-term federal budget and the wider impact on the economy. At the time of the program, Congress was working on ...
540May 1, 2012
Moderate Republicans and the Rise of the Tea Party
Election scholars spoke about growing division and partisanship in the political culture over the past few decades, with a focus on divisions in the Republican Party leading to declining influence ...
538Jan 29, 2013
Economic Crisis Role Play
Current and former members of Congress, journalists, and policy experts participated in a role-playing simulation. They responded to hypothetical scenarios related to the global economy, ...
517Oct 10, 2012
Iran's Nuclear Program
Panelists talked about the effects of Iran’s nuclear program on global oil prices and the subsequent effect on the U.S. economy. They focused on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s new ...
474Sep 12, 2012
U.S. Debt and Fiscal Outlook
A bipartisan group of former government officials and members of Congress talked about federal debt and the nation’s long-term fiscal challenges. All of the panelists agreed that ...
473Nov 9, 2010
State of U.S. Politics
Panelists talked about the 2010 midterm results and the potential impact of the Republican-led house in the 112th Congress. They also responded to questions from the audience.
472May 1, 2013
Drones and Targeted Killings
Panelists talked about the use of drones by Presidents George W. Bush and Obama administrations for targeted killings. Topics included the legal and policy implications, the need for more ...
430Apr 6, 2010
David Shedd on Intelligence Reform
David Shedd, Deputy National Intelligence Director, talked about intelligence reform. He also responded to questions from the audience.
This program was part of a conference on the state ...
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