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Fellows In The News
GAI | October 22, 2013
Senior Fellow Josh Huder followed-up to his October 4 post — written with Senior Fellow Marian Currinder on Speaker Boehner’s ability to negotiate a compromise — with a post on the budget outlook: “In the wake of the government shutdown and near default on the nation’s debt, one
GAI | October 17, 2013
Jonathan Bernstein cited Josh Huder’s blog post on the outlook for the Boehner speakership following last night’s House vote. The House Vote 550 passed the Senate Budget Compromise bill which reopened all government functions. The bill passed with only 87 Republican votes; 144 Republicans voted against the bill.
Josh Huder | October 10, 2013
Christopher Elliott for the Washington Post explores how the federal government shutdown is affecting travelers around the United States. “When a gridlocked Congress shuttered vast sections of the federal government on Oct. 1 and furloughed 800,000 workers, its decision touched tourists in unexpected ways, from abruptly canceling a camping trip in a national
GAI | October 8, 2013
The Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010 delivered a wallop that left federal campaign finance regulations reeling, but McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission threatens to land the knockout blow. Throughout the nearly four decades since its decision in Buckley v. Valeo, the court has consistently recognized a key distinction between contributions made directly to