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The Security Implications of a Trump Presidency

Peter Andreas, John Hay Professor of Political Science and International Studies, and Jeff Colgan, Richard Holbrooke Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, were two of the speakers in last month's Security Seminar Series on the Security Implications of a Trump Presidency held at the Watson Institute. 

(Distributed January 5, 2017)

Trump Transition Turmoil

Rich Arenberg, Visiting Lecturer in Political Science and Public Policy, is interviewed on Dan Yorke: State of Mind to discuss the Presidential transition. 

(Distributed January 5, 2017)

'Nuclear option' for Supreme Court Nominees will damage Senate

Rich Arenberg, Visiting Lecturer in Political Science and Public Policy, writes in The Hill. 

"Democrats may be on the verge of reaping the bitter harvest of the seeds sowed in November 2013.

The then-majority Democrats used a controversial parliamentary gimmick to unilaterally reinterpret existing Senate rules. By use of the so-called "nuclear option," they established the principle that a simple majority in the Senate can overrun any rule at any time.

(Distributed January 5, 2017)

Can the President do as he pleases?

Rich Arenberg, Visiting Lecturer in Political Science and Public Policy, writes in The Providence Journal about President-elect Donald Trump's ability to make changes. 

"Former Congressman John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, a skillful master of the arcane rules, procedures and precedents of the House of Representatives, once declared: "I'll let you write the substance ... you let me write the procedure, and I'll screw you every time."

(Distributed January 5, 2017)
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