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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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February 15, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
Lee Drutman, “Can Congress fix itself?” Vox: “The committee begins its work with some big limits. It is initially authorized for only one year and can only issue recommendations… Read More

Will increasing small dollar donations polarize Congress?

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February 14, 2019  ·  Misty Knight-Finley, Alex Keena
The costs of mounting a successful congressional campaign have increased exponentially over the last three decades. In order to win in this environment, members of Congress must increasingly… Read More

Video: America’s longest shutdown

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February 13, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
LIVESTREAM:: America's Longest Shutdown @jiwallner, Charlie Bolton in @senrobportman's office, @julia_azari. https://t.co/l7WBznoJxZ — R Street Institute (@RSI) February 12,… Read More

McConnell follows in Reid’s footsteps

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February 13, 2019  ·  James Wallner
Back when he was the Senate’s minority leader, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, disagreed profoundly with how Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., managed the institution. McConnell even accused Reid of doing “tremendous damage… Read More

McConnell maintains firm grip despite pledging to restore the Senate

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February 12, 2019  ·  James Wallner
In January 2014, then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., made the case that Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was running the “World’s Greatest Deliberative Body” into the… Read More