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Tracking Power Sector Changes in the Years Since the Clean Power Plan

Energy / Research August 6, 2018

In the intervening years between these two rule making efforts for the Clean Power Plan by Obama and Trump administrations, the power sector has evolved markedly.

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Why Hiring More Judges Would Reduce Immigration Court Backlogs

Cristobal Ramón / Blog July 25, 2018

Increasing the number of immigration judges would reduce the backlog by 2025, a step that would strengthen the U.S. immigration system’s enforcement.

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Why Are Families Being Separated at the Border?

Immigration / Blog June 13, 2018

Explaining the new “zero-tolerance policy” against illegal entry into the United States implemented by the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security.

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New Report: Many Election Day Lines Shorter in 2016, But Some Long Waits Remain

Governance / Press Release April 27, 2018

A significant number of polling places still experienced average wait times over 30 minutes

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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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Federal Prosecutions of Illegal Immigrants

Cristobal Ramón / 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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