Mitt Romney en Foreign Policy in the Presidential Election <p>This week on Campaign Trails, Political Science Professor Vin Auger of Western Illinois University talked about this week’s foreign policy debate between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.</p><p>Auger said there was very little difference between the two on many of the issues that were brought up. He said Romney agreed with the president’s policies regarding drone strikes, the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, and more.</p><p>Auger was surprised to hear so much consensus.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:11:24 +0000 Rich Egger 23429 at Foreign Policy in the Presidential Election Campaigning vs Governing <p>This week on Campaign Trails, Janna Deitz and Keith Boeckelman talk about the differences between campaigning for president and governing as president.</p><p>Boeckelman is Chair of the Western Illinois University Political Science Department. Deitz teaches in the department, and she spent much of the past year in Washington DC participating in the American Political Science Association’s Congressional Fellowship Program. As part of the program, Deitz served in office of US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), giving her a first-hand look at how Congress works.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 20:12:54 +0000 Rich Egger 23101 at Campaigning vs Governing The Economic Policies of Obama and Romney <p>This week on Campaign Trails, panelists Tom Sadler and Bill Polley examine the economic policies of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.</p><p>Sadler and Polley both teach in the Department of Economics and Decision Sciences at Western Illinois University. Both have studied the candidates’ policies closely and, in fact, Sadler spoke on behalf of President Obama and Polley spoke on behalf of Governor Romney during a mock debate at WIU on October 9.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:28:28 +0000 Rich Egger 22753 at The Economic Policies of Obama and Romney Ryan Campaigns in Burlington <p>The presidential campaign made its way to southeast Iowa for the second time in the last month.</p><p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 04:01:13 +0000 Jason Parrott 22424 at Ryan Campaigns in Burlington Amtrak Board Chair Praises Funding Stability <p>The head of the Amtrak Board of Directors said the service has benefited from funding stability in recent years.<br><br>Chairman Tom Carper, who is a former mayor of Macomb, said it's been crucial to Amtrak's planning to have the threat of cuts removed.<br><br>“We've had stability in the last three years, and lo and behold, what's happened? We're building railroads in the Midwest,” Carper said.<br><br>He also pointed out ridership is up.<br> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:16:20 +0000 Rich Egger 20722 at Amtrak Board Chair Praises Funding Stability