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Legislative Politics PSC 2218 Professor Binder Last week of class April 27

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Last week about the President and the Congress
Legislative Politics
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This 6 page Class Notes was uploaded by Amanda Rewerts on Wednesday April 29, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSC 2218 at George Washington University taught by Sarah Binder in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 106 views. For similar materials see Legislative Politics in Political Science at George Washington University.

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Date Created: 04/29/15
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