“I think it’s embarrassing for the country to allow protestors.” – President Trump

September 5, 2018
Responding to the actions of the 70 demonstrators removed from the committee room throughout day one of Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, President Trump exclaimed “I don’t… Read More

Congressmen are not above the law, even if its election season.

September 5, 2018
Upon the Department of Justice (DOJ) criminally charging Congressmen Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins for misuse of campaign funds and insider trading, respectively, President Trump responded in opposition, tweeting, “Two… Read More

A growing appetite for impeaching judges

September 4, 2018
As the West Virginia Mountaineers begin another college football season in Morgantown, down the road in Charleston, the West Virginia legislature is preparing for its own kind of turf war. Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

August 31, 2018
By Marian Currinder Senator John McCain Catie Edmondson, “Replace Richard Russell’s Name With McCain’s? Senate Debates a Segregationist’s Legacy,” NYT: “The push for a name change in Mr. Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

August 24, 2018
Senate Niels Lesniewski, “Senate Could Be Tied up For Weeks Voting on Trump Nominees,” Roll Call: “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved to thwart filibusters of more than… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

August 17, 2018
By Marian Currinder House Leadership Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin, “Pelosi Talks of ‘Bridge’ to New Leader as Democrats Test Her Strength,” NYT: “While she remains intent on… Read More

Another norm bites the dust?

August 13, 2018
America is built on both laws and democratic norms. While laws are officially passed and recorded, our democratic norms are more impalpable and harder to codify. However, they are just… Read More

Congress needs a commission for its drug policy ideas

August 13, 2018
(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in STAT on August 9, 2018.) By Scott Levy As the midterm elections loom, politicians are trotting out their stump speeches promising,… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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August 10, 2018
Mark Leibovich, “This Is the Way Paul Ryan’s Speakership Ends,” NYT Magazine: “Ryan should, by rights, be riding out of town at the pinnacle of his starlit Washington career. Read More

August lecture series: New research on Congress, congressional capacity

August 8, 2018
What better way to spend the August recess in D.C. than learning about Congress? Check out the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s lunchtime lecture series on Wednesdays in August… Read More