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Today, the Senate released its 2020 legislative schedule, announcing the dates that the chamber plans to be in session next year. As we do every year, Rational 360 has combined this with the 2020 House of Representatives schedule into a unified 2020 Congressional Calendar, available for download by clicking here. The calendar provides an easy,...
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Last night, President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address to the nation. Rational 360 analyzed 3.4 million online posts and news articles around the speech, examining the topics that resonated online, with a focus on five key issue areas which made up 15 percent of posts: health care, immigration, tech and privacy,...
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Today, the Senate released its 2019 legislative schedule, announcing the dates that the chamber plans to be in session next year. As we do every year, Rational 360 has combined this with the 2019 House of Representatives schedule into a unified 2019 Congressional Calendar, available for download by clicking here.   The calendar provides an easy, at-a-glance overview of where Congress...
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The 2018 midterm elections ushered in a new period of divided government in Washington, D.C., welcoming Democratic control of the House of Representatives along with a resilient Republican majority in the U.S. Senate. Even before some of the closest races have been called, organizations and individuals familiar with the frequent transitions of power in the...
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Imagine a legislative aide walking out of a meeting with your state lobbyist, getting a report from staff that the office has received hundreds of constituent emails on your issue, seeing a clips report with a friendly op-ed – and then when the staff member wants to take a break and check Facebook or read...
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Thinking Outside the Dome: Using Third Parties to Impact Policy Outcomes Running an effective public policy campaign can seem like a daunting task. The public policy arena is full of legislative nuances, political rivalries, and competing interests; your campaign has to successfully navigate all of those things and more. Many people will focus their campaigns...
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President-elect Donald Trump will do something new later today: he will hold a press conference. For those of you counting at home, it will not only be his first press conference since the November 8th election, but the first one he’s held since July. Although Trump has continued to make news with unprecedented frequency, recent...
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This week, both the House and Senate leadership released the 2017 schedules for the 115th Congress, letting members know when they should plan to be in session. The Rational 360 team is happy to provide the 2017 combined Congressional calendar to you as an informational resource. The calendar is a compilation of the House and...
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The following post from Rational 360 intern Shay Blackwell is about her experience at the 50th anniversary event commemorating the March on Washington. “I have a feeling we won’t be in the front row,” a graying older man said jokingly as he breezed pass me on the crowded sidewalk. I peered to the left at...
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