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Fewer than 16,000 donors accounted for half the federal campaign contributions in 2016

Governance / News January 19, 2018

More than 3.2 million Americans contributed to federal candidates in the 2016 elections, but fewer than 16,000 of them provided half the donations.

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Blaise Misztal: Washington must contain the real Iranian threat to Middle East peace

National Security / News January 17, 2018

Washington must move past its fixation on the nuclear deal, for now, and confront the immediate threat Iran poses to Middle Eastern stability.

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BPC’s Theresa Cardinal Brown on The Hill’s HillCast PM View Podcast

Immigration / News January 17, 2018

Host Niv Elis talks to The Hill’s Scott Wong and Katie Bo Williams and the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Theresa Cardinal Brown about what happened today in Washington.

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Don Wolfensberger: Criminal referrals by members of Congress raise procedural questions

Governance / News January 12, 2018

It is curious there has been no discussion of the procedural anomalies of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) making a criminal referral of “Trump dossier” author Christopher Steele to the Department of Justice and FBI. The anomalies are two-fold:…

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Haley Barbour & Henry Cisneros: The DACA Deal Hiding in Plain Sight

Immigration / News January 11, 2018

The solution to America’s immigration impasse has been obvious for months: Go big.

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Olympia Snowe & Karen Mills: Main Street Leads the Way

Finance / News January 11, 2018

Small businesses and entrepreneurs fuel the economy. We must give them the tools they need to succeed.

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Nicholas Danforth: The Only Thing Turkey and the U.S. Can Agree On

National Security / News January 10, 2018

The only interest Washington and Ankara share may be a desire to keep Turkey from becoming even less stable.

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Bill Hoagland: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore, or Are We?

Economy / News January 8, 2018

State’s experiment with tax cuts offers a cautionary tale for Washington.

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Jason Grumet: 2018 Could Be Oddly Productive

Governance / News January 8, 2018

With a little bit of leadership, public service and enlightened self-interest, 2018 might just be oddly productive.

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BPC’s Blaise Misztal: American support for the Iranian protests must go beyond rhetoric

National Security / News January 8, 2018

The recent eruption of protests in Iran has, predictably, split Washington in two, between those counseling silence and those urging vocal support.

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