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Missing From 2016 Race: Sense of Urgency Over U.S. Budget Gaps

Economy / News May 2, 2016

Americans don’t care about the federal budget the way they did just three years ago.

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Campaign Insiders: The Time to Consider VPs Is Now

Governance / Press Release April 22, 2016

Due to early national conventions and undecided primary races, time is short, and every active campaign should be starting to vet potential running mates now.

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A Vice Presidential Free-for-All?

Governance / News April 20, 2016

Although most of the delegates will be bound by their states to vote for a certain presidential candidate on the first ballot, none of them are required to vote for any candidate for vice president.

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CBO Issues Stark Warning that Deficits Are Increasing Again

Ben Ritz / Blog January 27, 2016

Fiscal projections now look substantially worse than they did just last year, let alone in 2010, when a new Congress was elected on campaign promises to rein in deficits.

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Officials Look to Improve Election Administration Ahead of 2016

Governance / Blog March 26, 2015

Let’s not let disagreement on some issues prevent us from making measurable, bipartisan progress toward an improved voting process.

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GOP triumph tempered by hard problems, now and in 2016

Governance / News November 5, 2014

Republicans are waking up Wednesday morning with victories to celebrate but sobering realities to ponder. Winning control of the Senate after eight years of trying is a big prize, made more sweet by the fact that only two years ago,…

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Republicans Hope for Gains in Midterms Elections

Governance / News September 19, 2014

With less than seven weeks to go until the November midterm congressional elections, Republicans have a multitude of options as they close in on their goal of winning control of the U.S. Senate.

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We can’t forget national security

/ News January 16, 2013

During the presidential campaign, there was a striking lack of debate on homeland security. Given the country’s economic problems, the public understandably wasn’t focused on terrorism, and President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney may have been satisfied that the…

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2012 Voter Turnout Report

Governance / Research November 8, 2012

Voter turnout dipped from 62.3 percent of eligible citizens voting in 2008 to an estimated 57.5 in 2012.

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