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The Defense Budget: Current Status and Core Issues

Katina Slavkova | May 3, 2022

Defense officials are already busy making the obligatory annual rounds on Capitol Hill in support of the President’s preferred spending priorities. The current steady pace of congressional hearings might suggest that Congress is methodically working its way towards a timely passage of the defense budget. But this burst of activity on the

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The Legacy Question

Laura Blessing | April 5, 2022

It’s time.  Time to talk about the L word.  As the cherry trees blossom in Washington and legislators’ minds turn towards reelection, the administration is taking stock of its legacy.  In our hyper-polarized era, an administration’s first two years, especially if under unified governance, play an outsized role in the mark they leave on politics,

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