The Specter of a Great Presidency: Does a former Republican Senator hold the key to legislative success for President Obama?

May 7, 2009
Hosted by Squire Patton Boggs

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Episode Description

Last week, Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania annouced he was switching parties and running for reelection as a Democrat. The move has major ramifications on how the Senate conducts its business in 2009 and 2010. Ben Ginsberg, one of the nation’s leading election law attorneys and political observers, joins us to talk about what the Specter defection means for the future of Republican politics and the current state of Senate priorities. Then, with President Obama have recently passed the 100 day mark of his term, its time to evaluate his progress to date. Jeff Turner, from the Public Policy Group at Patton Boggs LLP, is our guest to analyze the President’s accomplishments and the challenges that lie ahead in key areas like financial services and healthcare reform. Plus, Jeff also discusses the state of play for the President’s climate change agenda in both chambers of Congress.

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