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Podcast: Presidential powers, and why Robert Jackson matters

September 3, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Louis Fisher. Source: University of Kansas Press. In this LegBranch.org podcast, Kevin Kosar of the American Enterprise Institute speaks with Dr. Louis Fisher about his new article on presidential… Read More

Event: Understanding and Misunderstanding the Filibuster – James Wallner in Conversation

September 2, 2020  ·  William Gray
Click here to RSVP for the event. The filibuster is one of the great bugbears of American politics. Democrats and Republicans routinely blame the infamous practice when the… Read More

Can Congress reclaim authority it has handed over to the president? It’s trying.

September 1, 2020  ·  Mort Halperin and Soren Dayton
Source: Defense.gov Over the past 18 months, members of Congress have introduced resolutions and bills aimed at reasserting congressional authority. On Dec. 12, 2018, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mike Lee… Read More

Podcast: Getting rid of the filibuster?

August 31, 2020  ·  Molly E. Reynolds
Could it happen? How would it happen? And what exactly is meant by “getting rid of it”? Listen to a discussion about the filibuster between Brookings Institution’s Molly Reynolds and… Read More

Speaking up for the filibuster

August 27, 2020  ·  James Wallner
The filibuster is one of the great bugbears of American politics. Democrats and Republicans have routinely blamed the infamous practice when the Senate fails to act on their policy priorities. Read More

Review: A Case for the American People: The United States v. Donald J. Trump by Norman Eisen

August 26, 2020  ·  Louis Fisher
This book offers important insights into the unsuccessful effort of House Democrats to impeach and remove Donald Trump.  Norman Eisen previously served as the White House special counsel for ethics… Read More

Podcast: Interview with the Chairmen of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

August 25, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Listen: https://federalnewsnetwork.com/fedtalk/2020/08/making-congress-modern/ FEDTalk interviewed Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress co-chairs, Derek Kilmer (D, WA) and Tom Graves (R, GA), along with Daniel Schuman (Demand Progress) and… Read More

LegBranch.org gets a new editor – Lauren Rollins

August 24, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Lauren Rollins of the R Street Institute takes over the editorship of Legbranch.org effective today (August 24, 2020). Lauren joined R Street in 2017 and has been the Director of… Read More

Book review: Julian Zelizer on the rise of Newt Gingrich

August 20, 2020  ·  Philip Wallach
Julian Zelizer, Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, The Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party (Penguin, 2020) Philip Wallach, for LegBranch.org The Princeton… Read More

Congress and foreign affairs: Reasserting the power of the first branch

August 19, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Article I of the U.S. Constitution assigns Congress many significant authorities over foreign policy. The legislature may “regulate commerce with foreign nations,” and “define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed… Read More