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January 27, 2017

Melody Barnes and Peter Wehner

How will the election of Donald Trump affect Americans' pursuit of happiness? Our First Year Project asks two experienced policy practitioners to see what actions might lie ahead. Melody Barnes was director of the Domestic Policy Council early in the Obama administration, and an advisor during his 2008 presidential campaign. She was chief counsel to Senator Ted Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee for five years. Today, she's a senior fellow here at the Miller Center. Peter Wehner was in three Republican presidential administrations: George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan. He was a speechwriter in the Reagan and George W. administrations and became head of the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives in 2002. Today, he is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC.

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