9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Mid-term elections in a President’s second term usually do not bode well for the incumbent’s party (the exception: Bill Clinton in 1998). In 2014 the Republicans are making an all out effort to take over the US Senate—they need six pickups. If successful, the GOP would control both Chambers of Congress and thus (1) be even more aggressive in dealing with President Obama in the last two years of his term; and (2) have more ability to lay the groundwork for a Republican effort to win the White House in 2016. This seminar will examine how the 2014 mid-term election results impact both of these national issues. As for Illinois, clearly the Governor’s race is the big battleground contest. Whoever wins will have to deal with the mountain of debt facing Illinois—especially the pension issue as well as the other fiscal problems. As for Chicago, the new Governor and the state legislature deal with the city’s looming pension crisis could greatly impact the upcoming February 2015 mayoral race.
Registration for all Newberry Teachers’ Consortium seminars opens September 4, 2014.
For NTC registration information, please contact Charlotte Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.