This episode might radically change the way you think about Congress. We speak with political scientist Frances E. Lee about the new hyper-competitive nature of Congress and the implications of congressional parity. Professor Lee has been a member of the University of Maryland faculty since 2004. Her work has received national recognition, including the American Political Science Association's Richard F. Fenno Award for the best book on legislative politics in 2009, the D. B. Hardeman Award presented by the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation for the best book on a congressional topic in both 1999 and 2009, and the APSA's E. E. Schattschneider Award for the best dissertation in American Politics in 1997. To watch an interview with Lee about her book Beyond Ideology on C-SPAN's Book TV, click here. To watch Ezra Klein's interview with Lee about presidential leadership of Congress on Vox.com, click here.
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