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The New Democrats and the Return to Power

September 8th at 6:00pm

Democratic Leadership Council founder Al From will join the Institute to discuss his new book, The New Democrats and the Return to Power as part of our Bookmark Series

From founded the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) in 1985 during a period of decline in the Democratic party. The ideas formulated by the DLC helped shape a political message and agenda that played a significant role in the resurgence of the Democratic party and the 1992 election of President Bill Clinton.

From’s discussion of The New Democrats and the Return to Power will examine the success of the Democratic party’s ideology in the early 1990s, how it factored into President Bill Clinton’s 1992 election, and what both parties can learn from these ideas as they prepare for the 2016 election.

A book sale and signing will follow the event.  This event is free and open to the public.

NHIOP's Multimedia

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The NHIOP YouTube Series

The NHIOP hosts many politicians, pundits, journalists, and scholars throughout the academic year.  Many of these lectures and presentations are uploaded to YouTube for the public to view.  View NHIOP YouTube site.  Some of the featured videos are of the 2012 Presidential Primary.  Here is a recent video from the NHIOP, "Climate and the Economy."

Saint Anselm College's Photostream

The NHIOP hosts a large gallery of political photos on the NHIOP Flicker site. 

Audio Podcasts

Listen to various podcasts from past NHIOP events.Podcasts can be played on your computer, iPod, or other mp3 device. View a listing of the various Podcasts available.
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The NHIOP's Political Library is nonpartisan and works to increase civic engagement in the democratic process by promoting and preserving New Hampshire's unique political traditions and ensuring these traditions are passed on to future generations.

New Hampshire Primary at NHIOP
Kennedy at St. Anselm

January 16, 1960

The New Hampshire Presidential
Primary and Saint Anselm College

Every four years, New Hampshire serves as a magnet to politicians and the media as the nation’s first presidential primary unfolds. The New Hampshire Institute of Politics and the college are center stage, hosting presidential hopefuls and providing a backdrop for American democracy in action.  Hundreds of Oval Office aspirants have delivered speeches, met with students, and participated in debates on campus. Learn more about the history of the New Hampshire Primary at the NHIOP.