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What the AUMF Is and Why You Should Care

Jessica Michek / Blog April 18, 2018

Do today’s counter-terrorist operations against groups that are not responsible for nor even existed at the time of the 9/11 attacks require a new or expanded AUMF?

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Fact Sheet: Military on the Border

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog April 12, 2018

This fact sheet presents basic information about the use of the United States Armed Forces to secure the border.

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The Prosecution Pipeline: How Policies from Bush to Trump Ended up Putting More Immigrants in Federal Prisons

Cristobal Ramon / Blog March 27, 2018

The higher number of immigrants in federal prison is not proof of higher rates of overall criminality among immigrants, but ultimately is a product of a decade of more prosecutions of immigrants for illegal immigration.

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More Reasons for Pessimism on U.S.-Turkish Relations

Nicholas Danforth / Blog March 19, 2018

Anyone in Ankara who is expecting the United States to recognize its own interests in regard to Turkey should also recognize the impediments Ankara has created.

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Presidential Evidence Initiatives

Nick Hart / Research March 2, 2018

The evidence initiatives over the past 20 years suggest that future initiatives aimed at improving government’s effectiveness can certainly be better.

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Trump Administration Guidance of Monitoring and Evaluation for Foreign Assistance Activities

Nick Hart / Blog January 25, 2018

The guidance document takes positive steps to clarify the administration’s position on the topic of evidence-based policymaking.

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The First Year of Nominations

Matthew Weil / Blog January 22, 2018

After one year in office, the current administration has nominated for and filled through confirmation fewer key appointed management positions than either of its two predecessors.

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Clean Power Plan: Timeline of Key Events

Energy / Page December 18, 2017

A timeline chronicling key regulatory and legal events from the initial proposal of the Clean Power Plan to the Trump administration’s efforts to repeal the regulation.

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Don’t Lose Sight of Why CFPB Was Created

Justin Schardin, John Soroushian / Blog December 12, 2017

No matter how the legal struggle over control of CFPB is decided, the next director should start with a balanced view of the agency.

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The Clean Power Plan: What Happens Next?

Blair Beasley / Blog October 10, 2017

The Clean Power Plan would have regulated carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants for the first time.

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