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  • Want to influence a member of Congress? Dangle a K Street job

    Want to influence a member of Congress? Dangle a K Street job
    Frank Underwood of Netflix's "House of Cards" may seem like America's most corrupt politician. He will stop at nothing, not even murder, to advance his political career. But as a political scientist, I know that real-life corruption is much more commonplace — and frankly more boring. Usually it's just a job offer.
  • New 'productive' Congress takes a vote ... to repeal Obamacare

    New 'productive' Congress takes a vote ... to repeal Obamacare
    Just the other day, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was telling Bret Baier of Fox News that the new Republican majority on Capitol Hill was "trying to get off to a fast start here." He explained, "The American people elected a new Congress. They...

    Rhubarb rerun: A debate over freedom of expression and blasphemy with a local Islamic leader

    Rhubarb rerun: A debate over freedom of expression and blasphemy with a local Islamic leader
     In 2006, Ahmed Rehab, then communications director and now head of the Chicago Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and I engaged in an online dialogue sparked by the controversy over the violent response in the Muslim world to the...

    Can Jeb Bush clear the field for the GOP nomination in 2016?

    WASHINGTON -- In preparing his path for a 2016 presidential bid, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is unlikely to emulate the brash and even flippant style of his brother, the 43rd president. He is too level-headed and thoughtful for that. But on the...

    GOP's Mitch McConnell sets his sights on Senate majority leader post

    Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, is on the verge of snaring the job he's dreamed about for years: majority leader. Less than a year after a widely unpopular government shutdown dealt the GOP a political blow, McConnell and his fellow...