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How Congress Got So Broken
Media Coverage

From The Fiscal Times:
More than 50 House members chose not to seek re-election in 2018, and a new report from nonprofit groups Issue One and the R Street Institute examines what drove so many to…

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…

Administration revokes press pass in act of retaliation
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

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

AIN Update

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

AIN Update

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

AIN Update

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

AIN UPDATE

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…

(Interview) Trump – Rosenstein showdown could put Mueller investigation into limbo
Media Coverage

From ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) News:
A showdown is set for Thursday between the US President, Donald Trump, and his deputy attorney-general, Rod Rosenstein, who could resign or more…

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

AIN Update

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…