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Party Identification, Issue Attitudes, and the Dynamics of Political Debate
This article investigates whether media coverage of elite debate surrounding an issue moderates the relationship between individual-level partisan identities and issue preferences. We posit that whenExpand
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Elevating Women’s Voices in Congress
The authors analyze gender differences in members’ speech participation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Speeches increase members’ visibility and voice in the legislative process,Expand
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Heuristics Behaving Badly: Party Cues and Voter Knowledge
Party cues provide citizens with low‐cost information about their representatives’ policy positions. But what happens when elected officials deviate from the party line? Relying on the 2006Expand
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Speaking for the Underrepresented in the House of Representatives: Voicing Women's Interests in a Partisan Era
We ask whether women's descriptive representation in Congress enhances women's substantive representation through speechmaking on the House floor. Much of the research on women's substantiveExpand
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The Consequences of Political Cynicism: How Cynicism Shapes Citizens’ Reactions to Political Scandals
This paper argues cynicism toward elected officials colors how individuals in the mass public interpret information about political scandals. Specifically, citizens rely on prior levels of cynicismExpand
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Reform on My Terms: Partisan and Ideological Responses to a Corruption Scandal
  • Logan Dancey
  • Political Science
  • PS: Political Science & Politics
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There are times when the news coming out of Washington seems to confi rm Americans’ worst fears about Congress. January 2006 was one such time. Accused of fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy to bribeExpand
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Partisanship and Perceptions of Party-Line Voting in Congress
This paper explores public perceptions of congressional partisanship in an era of polarized parties. We use data from a module on the 2014 Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES) that asksExpand
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Race and representation on Twitter: members of congress’ responses to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner
ABSTRACT This paper investigates the public responses of members of Congress to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and the subsequent protests and grand jury decisions. To do so, we examineExpand
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Individual Scrutiny or Politics as Usual? Senatorial Assessment of U.S. District Court Nominees
Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings offer senators a public opportunity to exercise their “advice and consent” privilege and scrutinize presidential nominees. In this article, we examineExpand
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