News


By Roll Call President Donald Trump’s inauguration ushered in hopes from both sides of the aisle for some bipartisan comity. But shortly after Trump departed the Capitol Friday, those feelings ran headfirst into the partisan scars of the previous Congress….

Read Post

By The New York Times Senate Democrats will unveil a $1 trillion infrastructure plan — and offer President Trump their support if he backs it. Mr. Trump has invited Senate leaders and the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary…

Read Post

By Tony Nitti, FORBES The Presidential Inauguration is tomorrow,  a moment you are likely greeting with one of two reactions: MAGA!!! /fires pistol into air Kill me. Kill me now. Wherever you stand on the whole thing, there is no escaping…

Read Post

By Amanda Taub, NEW YORK TIMES In his farewell address as president Tuesday, Barack Obama warned of the dangers of uncontrolled partisanship. American democracy, he said, is weakened “when we allow our political dialogue to become so corrosive that people…

Read Post

By Todd VanDerWerff, VOX “So many people live in communities where nobody disagrees with them,” says a journalist midway through the second installment of “Divided States of America,” a two-part Frontline investigation into the political polarization that has come to…

Read Post

By Andrew Taylor, ASSOCIATED PRESS For decades, congressional Republicans have pushed to slash the budget and reduce the size of the federal government, especially during the eight years Democratic President Barack Obama was in office. Now that Republican President-elect Donald…

Read Post

BY REP. DEREK KILMER (D-WASH.), THE HILL As a newer member of Congress, I’m still growing accustomed to folks back home asking me how I’m doing as though I’ve been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Admittedly, it’s strange joining an…

Read Post

By THE NATIONAL JOURNAL The Blue Dogs grew in membership for the first time since the 2010 elections. Read more…  

Read Post

By NPR On Tuesday, President Obama will give his farewell address to the nation. It’s a custom that goes all the way back to George Washington; these speeches, author John Avlon says, “serve as a bookend to a presidency.” For…

Read Post

By Peter Schroeder, THE HILL Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is urging Congress to effectively kill the national debt limit, arguing it now poses too great a risk to remain a policy tool. Read more…

Read Post

By Mark Holden, THE HILL Criminal justice reform has been one of the few policy areas where Republicans and Democrats have forged bipartisan consensus. They have come close to passing reform the past two years, and now it’s up to…

Read Post

By Craig Volden and Alan Wiseman, THE WASHINGTON POST Many key questions will confront the new Congress when it begins its session this week. Will Republicans hold together to advance the agenda items they share with the incoming president, Donald…

Read Post

JOIN THE CENTER