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TrumpTweets Weekend Edition: "We're Totally Gonna Fix Healthcare! Don't Worry!"

quoting Bill Whalenvia Townhall
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Instead of a Friday afternoon news dump, juicy Trump administration news comes through Saturday morning tweets from the man himself - and this week's are stunning in their lack of self-awareness.


The Real Winner Of The House Intelligence Committee Hearing On Russia

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Thursday, March 23, 2017

After the vote results came in last November, many Russians close to the Kremlin celebrated. “Our Trump” — or #TrumpNash, as they tweeted — had been elected president of the United States. Few in Moscow expected Donald Trump to win, but many Russians wanted him to win, including Vladimir Putin.

Policy Seminar with Sir John Vickers

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Sir John Vickers, Warden of All Souls College, University of Oxford, presented “Banking Reform in the UK.” 


How Hard Is It To Work For President Trump?

by Jack Goldsmith
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Wall Street Journal has a surprisingly tough editorial urging President Trump to stop the “seemingly endless stream of exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods.” The thrust of the editorial is that Trump’s mendacity is hurting his presidency.

In the News

Sherley You’re Joking

quoting Adam J. Whitevia Yale Journal on Regulation
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In a provocative post from last week, Adam White argued that the D.C. Circuit’s 2012 decision in Sherley v. Sebelius could create difficulties for parties who challenge agency actions taken pursuant to President Trump’s executive orders. Adam makes some good points, but I think Sherley is so badly reasoned that its holding ought to count for little in future cases. It’s worth explaining why.

Mark Cuban For President In 2020

by Alvin Rabushka
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mark Cuban is already the front-runner to secure the Democrat Party's nomination for president in 2020, and then challenge Donald Trump in the battle of billionaires for the White House.

In the News

California Playbook: Hoover’s View Of Trump

quoting Michael McFaul, Kori Schake, Hoover Institutionvia Politico
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

As the House Intelligence Committee opened its hearings on Russian meddling in the November election, leading academics at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, a conservative-leaning think tank, convened a special media roundtable, “Outside the Beltway,’’ and delivered some eye-opening views on Trump and the current world picture.

In the News

Any Chance Trump Budget Cuts Will Cut Administrative Bloat?

quoting John H. Cochrane via Washington Examiner
Monday, March 20, 2017

Trump's proposed budget would cut spending on many domestic programs. There's a widespread assumption that this would mean cuts in services. But is this really true or, rather, does it have to be true?

In the News

Jerry Brown Hits Donald Trump’s Washington Amid Pitched Partisan Fights

quoting Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Monday, March 20, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown will arrive in Washington, D.C. just in time for a week’s worth of pitched partisan battles on issues of consequence to Californians.

Analysis and Commentary

Putin Plans For Reelection Without Crimea Euphoria And The Trump Bubble

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, March 20, 2017

March 18 is a national Russian holiday marking President Vladimir Putin’s 2014 signing of Crimea’s annexation. The so-called Crimean mobilization pumped up Putin’s approval ratings, sagging from the 2011-12 political protests and lackluster economic performance.