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Can Congress Rebuild Itself During the Trump Presidency?

Congress was intended to be the center of political life in the United States, but over successive administrations it has seen its power and influence curtailed.

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Regenerating Congress

Until Congress gets its act together, the American system will continue to underperform.

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As if holding back America’s schools wasn’t enough….

Pipeline Politics

Still, several hurdles remain for the beleaguered project.

Soft or Hard Landing

It feels like 2015 all over again.

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A more important question than whether the botched health bill passes the House.

Red Tape

Trump is ready to streamline energy regulations, but that won’t be a big help to oil companies’ bottom line.

He Said He Said

All corruption revelations are due to tactical leaking in Russia. So who’s out to get Dmitry Medvedev?

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