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- James Thurber Professor and director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University
- Norman Ornstein Is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
- Mickey Edwards Lecturer at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School; former Republican Congressman from Oklahoma (1977-1993)
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