Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has remained one of the most divisive issues in American politics. President Donald Trump ran on the promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare, but after unsuccessful repeal attempts in Congress this summer, the ACA is still standing. So, after seven years on the books, how has Obamacare changed the business and delivery of healthcare services? How have doctors and patients fared under the ACA? And how will President Trump’s executive order – or any future repeal attempts – affect the system?
Join the IOP as we welcome Jake Sullivan and Frances Townsend for a conversation on the foreign policy challenges facing the United States. Drawing on their years of national security experience under different administrations, Mr. Sullivan and Ms. Townsend will discuss the Iran nuclear deal, the evolution of America’s complicated relationship to Russia, and how approaches to these issues have changed throughout recent administrations.
Join the IOP as we welcome renowned journalist Carl Bernstein, whose reporting with Bob Woodward on the Watergate scandal helped bring about the resignation of President Nixon. In the decades since his Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative work, Mr. Bernstein has reported for ABC News, profiled several world leaders, and written five best-selling books.
The IOP will screen the film adaptation of his and Woodward’s 1974 book, All The President’s Men. After the film, Mr. Bernstein will discuss his experience covering Washington and the presidency for more than half a century.
Join the IOP as we welcome former National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice. Ambassador Rice served as the 27th United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2009-2013, before President Obama appointed her the 24th National Security Advisor. Previously, during the Clinton administration, she had served on the National Security Council and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.
Join the IOP as we welcome Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges for a conversation on their time as Democratic governors in southern states. Governor McAuliffe was elected the 72nd Governor of Virginia in 2013, having previously served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Governor Hodges served as the 114th Governor of South Carolina from 1999-2003, following over a decade of service in the South Carolina House of Representatives.
After high-profile projections at FiveThirtyEight.com and The Upshot failed to predict Donald Trump’s victory in last year’s presidential election, many have become skeptical of opinion polls and their accuracy. But is this public distrust justified? In 2016, was the data itself flawed, or merely the popular interpretation? And how should those mistakes influence polling for the 2018 midterms?