November 23, 2017

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How Congress Can Make DACA Even Better

Congress has an opportunity to build on DACA's success. An immigration expert explains how. Read More »

A Govt. Shutdown May Delay Billions in Tax Refunds

A two-week government shutdown, if Congress and President Trump fail reach an agreement on budget, would hold up the tax refunds of roughly 2.5 million families, delaying nearly $8 billion in refunds. Read More »

Total Cost of 2016 US Election May Reach $6.6b

Presidential candidates spent over $1.13 billion, compared to $913 million at this point in 2012. House candidates spent $71 million less this year, and Senate candidates spent $137 million more than this point in 2012, although that number may increase when more Senate filings are processed by the FEC. Read More »

What the GOP’s Putting Under Corporate America’s Tree

This year-end tax package is a grab bag of gifts for corporations and a lump of coal for working families. Read More »

Personal Wealth: A Nation of Extremes, and a Congress, Too

A close look at members’ personal financial disclosure statements covering 2014 shows that Congress is a body of extremes — extreme wealth and a bit of extreme debt. Even though Congress may be a sample of particularly well-off Americans, its richest members are staggeringly wealthy — though none, so far, appear to be billionaires. Read More »

Where Are Former Members of the 113th Congress?

Whatever the former members of the 113th have to say about their service in Congress, one thing seems pretty clear: Capitol Hill is not a bad stepping stone to future employment. Read More »

The State of the Union 2015 – Theater, Traditions, Politics

More than just an annual address to Congress, the State of the Union is essential to framing the political debate. Read More »

Black Leaders Matter

On MLK Day, a historian’s reminder that many generations of leaders contributed to the civil rights movement’s accomplishments. Read More »

Here’s How to Fix America’s Crumbling Bridges

Nearly a quarter of US bridges are functionally obsolete or structurally deficient. Why does it take so long to repair a bridge? There are better ways to get these projects underway. Read More »

9 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Administrative Relief

President Obama will announce his administrative relief plan for the undocumented immigrants. Here is how those looking for relief should prepare. Read More »