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Wisconsin lame-duck Republican legislature approves package limiting power of incoming Democratic Governor, Attorney General.

AIN Update

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Wisconsin State House and Senate approved a legislative package that, if signed by Governor Scott Walker, will alter established legislative and democratic…

Khashoggi’s murder and national security leaks: Where is Congress?
Aubrey Neal

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On Nov. 16, 2018 the Washington Post published a story including leaked CIA intelligence that reveals the direct involvement of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in the killing of…

Administration revokes press pass in act of retaliation
Aubrey Neal

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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…

AG Sessions forced to resign in shadow of midterm elections.
Aubrey Neal

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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…

Birthright citizenship and the 14th Amendment
Aubrey Neal

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On Tuesday President Donald Trump announced plans to draft an executive order that would deny birthright American citizenship to children born in the United States to non-citizen…

Oversight for political purposes
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

Congressional oversight capabilities have become weaponized for political purposes by both parties. Supervisory power is most productive when used as a bipartisan tool to keep all…

Nikki Haley on polarization
Aubrey Neal

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Increased polarization and political volatility are creating lasting effects on America’s standards of political discourse. Addressing this shifting norm, former US Ambassador to the…

FBI to conduct private investigation into sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh
Aubrey Neal

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Upon the conclusion of the Senate Judiciary’s confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the accompanying testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Sen. Jeff Flake conditioned…

Press’s Sacrifice of Credibility for Rosenstein rumor mill threatens First Amendment
Aubrey Neal

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Monday began with a flurry of news reports regarding Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s status of employment, ranging from declarations that Rosenstein had resigned to claims that…

Congressman highlights broken system of committee chairmanship selection
Aubrey Neal

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Upon being asked what he would change about the House as an institution during Thursday’s American Institutions Network Congressional Exit Interview, retiring Congressman John Duncan,…