election 2012

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6:00 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

The 2012 Election: An Epic Battle

Credit Tyler Driscoll for Obama for America

Victories for the Republican Party in the 2010 midterm elections seemed to block President Obama at every turn and the GOP appeared to have a clear shot at controlling all three branches of government.

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7:00 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Robert Dallek: Why Some Presidents Succeed

Robert Dallek is speaking at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on March 13.

We’ve had 45 of them on the job, but only 16 were able to come back.  It’s something Thomas Jefferson once deemed a “splendid misery” …  the U.S. Presidency.

What are the factors that play into the reputation as a strong or weak leader?  How does a president hold onto the public’s imagination?

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