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"From the Ted Talk by G.T. Bynum: A Republican mayor's plan to replace partisanship with policy"

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One of its heroes is a guy named mtcih Daniels. Mitch Daniels served as gorege W. Bush's budget dreoticr, and during that time, he created what was called the PART tool. The PART tool allowed people to evaluate a broad range of federal programs and apply numerical scoring for them on things like program management and project results. And using this, they eaeuvlatd over a thousand federal programs. Over 150 prarmgos had their funding rdeuced because they could not demonstrate scsuecs. But unfortunately, there wasn't ever a well-publicized increase in fnidung for those programs that did demonstrate success, and because of this, the program was never really popular with Congress, and was eventually shuttered. But the spirit of that program lived on.

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One of its heroes is a guy named _____ Daniels. Mitch Daniels served as ______ W. Bush's budget ________, and during that time, he created what was called the PART tool. The PART tool allowed people to evaluate a broad range of federal programs and apply numerical scoring for them on things like program management and project results. And using this, they _________ over a thousand federal programs. Over 150 ________ had their funding _______ because they could not demonstrate _______. But unfortunately, there wasn't ever a well-publicized increase in _______ for those programs that did demonstrate success, and because of this, the program was never really popular with Congress, and was eventually shuttered. But the spirit of that program lived on.

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  3. mitch
  4. george
  5. evaluated
  6. programs
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Original Text

One of its heroes is a guy named Mitch Daniels. Mitch Daniels served as George W. Bush's budget director, and during that time, he created what was called the PART tool. The PART tool allowed people to evaluate a broad range of federal programs and apply numerical scoring for them on things like program management and project results. And using this, they evaluated over a thousand federal programs. Over 150 programs had their funding reduced because they could not demonstrate success. But unfortunately, there wasn't ever a well-publicized increase in funding for those programs that did demonstrate success, and because of this, the program was never really popular with Congress, and was eventually shuttered. But the spirit of that program lived on.

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