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The Upcoming Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports: A Preview

Economy / Research June 22, 2017

It has helped immeasurably that the two public trustees have generally striven to operate as a bipartisan team, rather than dividing to offer competing partisan perspectives.

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Are We on the Road to Making America Great Again?

Governance / April 28, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

Donald Trump, like his predecessors, touted lofty goals for his first 100 days. How is he doing so far?

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Financial Regulators Struggling with Longer Vacancies at the Top

Finance / Research March 9, 2017

Long-running vacancies have become more common at independent financial regulatory agencies charged with overseeing the financial system.

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Trump’s Defense Budget Plan in Perspective

Sean O’Keefe / Blog February 28, 2017

President Donald Trump’s announced $603 billion FY2018 defense budget could actually represent a slight cut from anticipated FY2017 total national defense spending levels.

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Appliance Efficiency Standards: What have they accomplished, and what does the future hold?

Meghan McGuinness / Blog July 7, 2015

From refrigerators to furnaces, the Department of Energy’s appliance efficiency standards impact nearly everyone’s life.

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BPC’s New “Agenda Setters” Series – Why 20 Percent is the New 80 Percent

Jason Grumet / Blog February 11, 2015

President Ronald Reagan had a rule that explains in part how he was able to be such a successful leader: my 80 percent friend is not my 20 percent enemy.

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What We’re Reading: Immigration in the Midterm Elections, History of Executive Action on Immigration

Theresa Cardinal Brown, Matt Graham / Blog October 28, 2014

As midterm elections near, several outlets are analyzing the role of immigration in races around the country.

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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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Dole on Baker and Baker on Dole

Bob Dole, Howard Baker / Blog March 21, 2012

Former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker and Bob Dole are co-founders of the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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