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Rescission, What’s That?

Economy / Blog April 10, 2018

While it is unusual for a president to seek a rescission, Congress itself regularly does rescission packages within annual supplemental appropriations.

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The Case for Strategic Health Diplomacy: A Study of PEPFAR

National Security / Research November 6, 2015

Global health interventions should be a critical element of U.S. national security policy, giving policymakers a means to improve the lives of people around the globe.

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Defense-spending cuts stir fear

National Security / News October 26, 2014

With Russia asserting itself in Ukraine and the Baltic States and the U.S. and its allies embroiled in conflict against Islamic State militants, there is mounting concern among defense analysts that the U.S. and western Europe should not continue to…

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Immigration Reform in an Election Year? History and Polls Say Yes

Matt Graham / Blog March 11, 2014

Paul Stern contributed to this post. Much has been said about the feasibility of passing major pieces of legislation through a partisan Congress, especially with 2014 being an election year. With both parties trying to maintain their majority on one…

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Five Times Congress Took Major Action in an Election Year

Michael Stubel / Blog January 29, 2014

Five occasions in the last half-century in which both sides came together and compromised for the good of the country.

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Can immigration reform transform the housing market?

Henry Cisneros, Mel Martinez / News December 10, 2013

As Congress restarts conversations about the federal budget and deficit reduction, the immigration reform debate is still front and center for many. As that debate unfolds, it is important to put some hard facts on the table. What are the…

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No Big Bang Fix for Fannie, Freddie Reform

Housing / News November 13, 2013

The longer policymakers delay addressing the future of housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Ma, the more shareholders and investors seem to be taking matters into their own hands… Henry Cisneros, co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission, said that…

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Obama is boxed in by Bill Clinton

Economy / News November 12, 2013

President Obama scrambled to find a coherent response Tuesday after former President Clinton jammed the administration by saying it should keep its promise that people could keep their health insurance plans if they liked them.

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Governor Christie: Are There Lessons for Political Leadership?

Dan Glickman / News November 7, 2013

Since coming to Washington in the 1970s (or as I tell my grandchildren, the 17th century) I have learned what qualities make a great leader: a genuine and authentic persona, an optimistic view of the future and a can-do attitude….

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Bush, Obama, and the Power of Silence

Michael Stubel / Blog September 18, 2013

A former president capable of reaching an enormous audience has set down his microphone to avoid inflaming an already scorched political terrain.

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