ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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May 24, 2019
Kia Rahnama, “What Congress cans do when Trump appointees defy it,” The Atlantic: “The legal framework governing situations such as this is seldom used and little known…Although the Constitution… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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May 17, 2019
James Wallner, “Congress Has a Duty to Intervene in Trump’s Trade War,” The Bulwark: “As the United States and China announce dueling tariffs and send the stock markets spiraling, millions… Read More

A polarized Congress relies more on party-aligned think tanks

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May 15, 2019
Congress is more polarized and has less capacity to process complex information than ever. These trends are related. As Congress cut the budgets of its own internal think tanks –… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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May 10, 2019
Don Wolfensberger, “House subpoena fights imperil interbranch comity,” The Hill: Never before has a president signaled that his administration will resist all subpoenas issued by one house of Congress because it… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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May 3, 2019
Cristina Marcos, “Former lawmakers urge Congress to consider pay raises,” The Hill: “Former lawmakers on Wednesday urged a select committee tasked with modernizing Congress to consider finding ways to… Read More

Interest groups are out-performing the parties in congressional primaries

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April 29, 2019
Party organizations have historically been successful in nominating their preferred candidates. However, thanks to the creation of super PACs, interest groups have become integral in determining candidates’ success… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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April 26, 2019
James C. Capretta, “Spending Caps Fight Exposes Both Parties’ Weaknesses,” Real Clear Policy: “This bipartisan consensus to ignore the nation’s budgetary challenges probably won’t change until outside events force… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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April 19, 2019
Katherine Tully-McManus, “IG Report: Some members of Congress sexually harassed night-shift custodians,” Roll Call: “Members of Congress allegedly sexually harassed night shift custodial staff while they cleaned their offices. Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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April 12, 2019
Eliza Collins, “How Nancy Pelosi is leading divided Democrats through political turmoil, Trump’s administration,” USA Today: “The only woman to become speaker of the House – not once, but twice –… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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April 5, 2019
Niels Lesniewski, “‘Nuclear’ fallout in Senate might take some time to register,” Roll Call: “The Senate’s Geiger counters hardly registered Wednesday afternoon after the most recent deployments of the “nuclear option”… Read More