Two of Washington’s best Congress-watchers—AEI’s Norm Ornstein and Brookings’s Thomas Mann—recently released a list of five myths about the 112th Congress. read more
Perhaps the 112th should be known as the “divided” or “gridlocked” Congress instead of the “do-nothing” Congress. read more
When it comes to filling certain vacancies in the federal government, more and more nominations for executive positions subject to Senate confirmation are remaining vacant—and for longer periods of time. read more
Everyone knows that Congress is unpopular, and has been for some time. As John McCain likes to joke, Congressional approval is pretty much down to paid staff and blood relatives at this point. What many people may not realize, however, is just how poorly Congress does when compared to other American institutions. read more
Senate Republicans gave JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon the kid-glove treatment when he recently testified on Capitol Hill: “Mr. Dimon,” said Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., it “occurs to me that an enterprise as big and powerful as yours, you’ve got a … read more
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