Updates



GAI Senior Fellow Mark Harkins in the News

GAI | September 18, 2018

Senior Fellow Mark Harkins was recently interviewed by CBC News on the importance of the midterm elections and their significance to the Trump Administration. You can watch the entire video here.


SCOTUS and the Senate

GAI | September 10, 2018

Josh, Laura and Matt talk with Todd Ruger about SCOTUS and Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination on the latest GAI podcast.


Kavanaugh’s Inevitable Confirmation

Susan Sullivan Lagon | September 5, 2018

To no one’s surprise, the 176th nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court will likely soon become its 114th justice. Judge Brett Kavanaugh owes his nomination to President Donald Trump, but if confirmed, it will be thanks to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Lowering the cloture


Director’s Desk

Kristin Nicholson | September 5, 2018

Dear Friends, September has arrived, and with it a whirlwind of activity on Capitol Hill. Both chambers are back in session, facing a dwindling number of legislative days to clear a multitude of spending hurdles and avoid a shutdown at the end of the month. The most likely outcome appears to be a Continuing Resolution


Appropriations, Intelligence, and Impeachment

GAI | July 27, 2018

Josh, Mark, and Katina discuss status of appropriations, some intelligence related matters and impeachment.


Senior Fellow Mark Harkins in the News

GAI | July 25, 2018

Senior Fellow Mark Harkins weighs in on the midterm elections and the apparent shift to more progressive economic policies by Democrats. Here is the full story.


NATO, NDAA, and Defense Politics With Connor O’Brien

GAI | July 13, 2018

Special Guest Connor O’Brien joins Matt, Mark, and Josh to talk about NATO, the NDAA, and defense politics in Congress.


Budget Dysfunction: Potential Reforms

Laura Blessing | July 11, 2018

The federal budget process, laid out in the 1974 Budget Act, is a complex, multi-stage process with many opportunities for partisanship and intra-party divisions to derail it. And derailed it has been, with workarounds like omnibus appropriations and Continuing Resolutions (CRs) becoming the new normal. The myriad challenges in the present-day process were discussed at length in


Director’s Desk

GAI | July 11, 2018

Hello, friends – With summer in full swing, Congress returns this week for a quick sprint to the August break (or for Senators, some form of August work period followed by – they hope! – a nice recess until Labor Day). With President Trump’s Monday announcement of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his next Supreme Court


House Leadership, the Supreme Court, and the 2018 Election with Tim Alberta

GAI | June 29, 2018

Special Guest Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta), Chief Political Correspondent for Politico Magazine joins Matt, Mark, and Laura to discuss leadership in the House, the Supreme Court vacancy, and the 2018 election.


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