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Administration revokes press pass in act of retaliation

November 9, 2018  ·  Aubrey Neal
On Nov. 7, CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials were revoked in the wake of a heated interaction with the President during the White House’s post-election press conference. Press… Read More

Echoes of Our Great War

November 9, 2018  ·  Philip Wallach
When describing the state of American politics today, pundits have often turned to the phrase: “partisan trench warfare.” Martial metaphors of all kinds are ubiquitous in our political commentary, but… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

November 9, 2018  ·  Marian Currinder
Kate Zernike, “Nancy Pelosi: Demonized or Celebrated, She Refuses to Agonize,” New York Times: “Ms. Pelosi, 78, is the highest-ranking woman in American politics and American political history. And… Read More

Case studies highlight success of member-driven congressional oversight

November 8, 2018  ·  Aubrey Neal
Re-establishing Congress’ strength as an independent, functioning branch of government is a goal easier said than done. Officials and experts alike struggle to propose rubber-hits-the-road solutions — ones that, on… Read More

Everything you want to know about the 2018 midterm House elections in 8 charts

November 7, 2018  ·  Casey Burgat, Charles Hunt, Trey Billing
You’re well aware the 2018 midterm elections took place, but you probably weren’t nuts enough to stay up to see the almost final results. Luckily for you, we were and… Read More

AG Sessions forced to resign in shadow of midterm elections.

November 7, 2018  ·  Aubrey Neal
On November 7, the day following the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump requested Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. This action follows months of tension between the Department of… Read More

Just How Abusive Are Our Administrative Courts, Really?

November 7, 2018  ·  Philip Wallach
In the early months of Donald Trump’s presidency, Steve Bannon thrilled legal conservatives with a declaration that the Trump administration would be committed to a “deconstruction of the administrative state.”… Read More

Sudan v. Harrison: How mailing a foreign embassy created a legal kerfuffle

November 6, 2018  ·  Anthony Marcum
Let’s say you want to sue someone. Along with writing a complaint and filing it with the court, you must be sure the person (or organization) you’re suing has “notice.”… Read More

The promise our next Speaker will make — and break

November 6, 2018  ·  Casey Burgat, Philip Wallach
We don’t know which party will win the majority in tomorrow’s midterms, and so we don’t know who will take the Speaker’s gavel from the retiring Paul Ryan. But, here’s… Read More

Senate Republicans get ready to play musical chairs

November 5, 2018  ·  James Wallner
Regardless of what happens in the 2018 midterm elections, Republicans are set to play a game of musical chairs on some of the most important committees in the Senate. The… Read More