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Misleading NRSC ad paints Heidi Heitkamp as Donald Trump contrarian

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A North Dakota National Republican Senate Committee ad portrays Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., as a contrarian to President Donald Trump.

The age of cherry-picking

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These days, it isn’t just that Republicans are from Mars and Democrats are from Venus. Increasingly, politicians on either side are cherry-picking evidence to support their version of reality.

Politics Over Process: Partisan Conflict and Post-Passage Processes in the U.S. Congress

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Although the U.S. Constitution requires that the House of Representatives and the Senate pass legislation in identical form before it can be sent to the president for final approval, the process of resolving differences between the chambers has received surprisingly little scholarly attention.

How trustworthy are the polls, more than a year after the 2016 election?

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Over the past year, political professionals have been picking over the pre-election polling data to figure out whether the polls failed to predict Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton.

After a Chaotic Start, Congress Has Made a Conservative Mark

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After a halting start, the Republican-controlled 115th Congress —sometimes in collaboration with President Trump, often despite him — has enacted surprisingly far-reaching conservative achievements in its first year, among them a long-promised rewrite of the tax code, oil drilling in the Arctic and a series of lifetime appointments to the judiciary.

What's next for the tax bill?

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Now that the Republican majority in the Senate has passed its version of a controversial tax bill, a new process begins. And it could be just as complicated and byzantine: melding the two tax bills into one so it can pass both chambers of Congress and go on to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Political Fight Continues Over the GOP's Congressional Tax Plan

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Senate Republicans are still looking for the necessary votes to pass their $1.5 trillion tax cut legislation. Lawmakers, however, have a short amount of time to pass the bill before the end of the legislative session. We speak with Professor Steven Smith of Washington University about what's in the tax plan and what maneuvering will need to happen to see it pass or fail.

Interview with Exec in Residence Dick Mahoney

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Richard J. Mahoney is featured in the current issue of Leaders, a quarterly that “represents a forum of ideas and opinions on the major issues of change, and that distinguishes the special provinces of the world’s leaders.”

While President Trump Calls For Regulatory Cuts, The Cost Of Regulating Increases

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President Trump has made reducing regulatory burdens a top priority, and his early actions— including disapproval of 14 recent Obama-administration regulations and his directive requiring two regulations to be eliminated for every new one issued—suggest he is serious.

7 Questions about the Senate health care bill and transparency

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Here are seven questions and answers about how the current Senate bill is being put together, and how its predecessor bill, the Affordable Care Act, was assembled in 2009 and 2010.

Majority of Americans feel 'forgotten' by government

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Do you think the government in Washington generally represents your interests, or has the government forgotten about “people like you?” That was the new question we asked in our latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll. Despite greater confidence about their economic futures, a whopping three-quarters of our respondents feel overlooked by Washington.

Senator has a point, but 'filibuster' count misses mark

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Republicans changed Senate rules to break a Democratic filibuster and confirm Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, and blamed Democrats for necessitating the change along the way.