I shall post videos, graphs, news stories, and other material there. 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. (Please let me know if you do not get such an invitation.) I encourage you to use the blog in these ways:
To post questions or comments about the readings before we discuss them in class;
To follow up on class discussions with additional comments or questions.
To post relevant news items or videos.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Fact-Checking ‘House of Cards’ and Its ‘Senate of Cards’ Sequence

In case you haven't read enough news articles on House of Cards yet, Roll Call published an article Friday describing a situation in 1988 when missing Senators were arrested and escorted to the Capitol by Sergeant-at-Arms Henry Giugni, proving this situation happens not only in House of Cards and Claremont Congress class simulations, but also in the real Senate!

An excerpt from the article: "After Giugni, a former Honolulu police officer, arrested Packwood and escorted him to the Capitol, Packwood told Giugni that he refused to enter the chamber under his own power. Giugni responded by ordering the officers to lift Packwood and carry him through the chamber doors, which he entered feet first at 1:19 a.m."


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