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Oprah, the legislative presidency, and weak parties

Political scientist Julia Azari joins Josh and Matt on GAI’s latest podcast episode to discuss Oprah as a presidential candidate,Trump as a legislative president, and the strength of American parties.


Senior Fellow Mark Harkins on The HILL AM View Podcast

GAI Senior Fellow Mark Harkins was a guest this morning on The Hill AM View Podcast. He and correspondent Alexis Simendinger discussed the value of earmarks as a legislative technique. Interesting discussion in light of recent comments by President Trump expressing enthusiasm for bringing back this congressional practice.


Spending Bill, Speaker Ryan’s Future, Nominations, and 2018

Matt and Josh discuss the CR in the House, GOP judicial nominations success, Speaker Ryan’s future, and what 2018 holds for Congress.


GAI Podcast Episode 2

Tune in for our second podcast episode where Laura, Josh, and Matt discuss the Alabama election, the tax reform package that is currently winding its way through conference, and the prospects for federal spending beyond December 22 when the current continuing resolution is set to expire.


Senior Fellow Mark Harkins in the News

In light of the just passed tax bill in the House, Senior Fellow Mark Harkins offers some insights in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on how President Trump is learning to work with Congress.“It seems that it’s easier for Congress to move these large, difficult bills when they have less guidance from the executive branch.” You


GAI Director co-authored an opinion piece for Washington Post

GAI Director Kristin Nicholson and Travis Moore, former legislative director for Congressman Henry Waxman, co-wrote an opinion piece today for the Washington Post that highlights the sexual harassment problems on Capitol Hill. This op-ed comes on the heels of their efforts in circulating a letter urging House and Senate leadership to take action against sexual


Senior Fellow Mark Harkins in the News

Senior Fellow Mark Harkins discusses appropriations with the Portland Press Herald. “In general, Congress likes inertia, and 95 percent of appropriations bills are going to be what you saw the year before because it’s easier and because they don’t have the time and staff to make major changes on a line-by-line basis,….Unless there’s a real


Senior Fellow Worth Hester in the News

GAI’s Worth Hester weighs in on the President’s decision to cut a deal with Democrats on CR/debt limit/disaster funding package. Here is the entire story on CBCNews website.


GAI Welcomes New Senior Fellow Matt Glassman

On September 5th, I became the newest Senior Fellow at the Government Affairs Institute. I come to GAI by way of the Hill, and I am absolutely thrilled to join my new colleagues at this moment. It really couldn’t be a better time to be researching, writing, and teaching about Congress. This month promises to


Senior Fellow Mark Harkins in the News

Senior Fellow Mark Harkins was interviewed by CBS News to weigh in on a recent New York Times report about a widening rift between President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. You can see the CBS News story here .


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