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News Roundup: Congressional Hearing Shows and No-Shows
May 24, 2019
Ben Carson, Diane Auer Jones, and Don McGahn's empty chair
The Imperial Presidency and the End of Congressional Oversight
May 1, 2019
Donald Trump's administration may only last four years, but its changes to America’s three co-equal branches of government will likely last much longer.
The Dangers of Constitutional Hardball
April 29, 2019
The Trump administration’s actions over the past week and a half suggest that it may have decided to adopt a strategy of across-the-board stonewalling, violating a half-century of norms.
News Roundup: Turning to the Courts
April 5, 2019
The Trump administration has proved uniquely uncooperative with Congress’ requests. This week, House committees exercised their subpoena power.
The Trump Administration’s Disrespect for Constitutional Checks and Balances Earns It Congressional Subpoenas
April 3, 2019
The administration's uncooperative position is not only questionable — it stands in the way of Congress' important constitutional functions.
What Congressional Subpoena Power Means for Oversight
April 3, 2019
Three months after they took control of the House, new committee chairs are finally exercising their subpoena power.
Federal Judge Rejects Administration’s Argument for Withholding Communications with Congress about ACA Sabotage
April 2, 2019
In a major win for transparency, a federal judge rejected an argument the administration was using to withhold communications about executive branch options for weakening the Affordable Care Act.
Closing the Corruption-Breeding Loopholes the Trump Administration Has Exploited
March 27, 2019
The administration's corruption has revealed fundamental gaps in federal ethics laws. Important new legislation would strengthen ethics requirements.
News Roundup: Sunshine Week Draws to a Close
March 15, 2019
As Sunshine Week ends, examples of the Trump administration’s attempts to avoid accountability and to prevent government documents from seeing the light of day continue to pile up.
Three Ways to Fix the Freedom of Information Act
March 14, 2019
Agency resistance and excessive delays have increasingly undermined FOIA’s ultimate purpose of encouraging greater transparency. Here are three ways it can be strengthened.
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