What Americans really think about an Iran deal

New poll data reveals Americans' attitudes toward a nuclear deal and that Netanyahu’s speech is unlikely to sway them.

  • Steven Kull, Shibley Telhami
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  • Iran
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  • 23 hours ago

Why Congressional challenges to the Yellen Fed matter

Lawmakers will throw down a political gauntlet to the Fed when Yellen testifies today on Capitol Hill.

The McConnell-Boehner bicameral blame game

A closer look at the legislative impasse inside the Republican party.

How and why the ‘Cromnibus’ didn’t crumble

Some takeaways from last night's House floor drama

How to reduce partisan gridlock

Explicitly affirming shared core values reduces the power of the partisan magnet and promotes compromise, research indicates.

  • David Sherman, Leaf Van Boven
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  • Dec 7, 2014

Why Republicans are unlikely to reverse the ‘nuclear option’

GOP interests and institutional realities are making it hard to put the parliamentary genie back in the bottle.

Would a GOP Senate make a difference?

Neither the most dire nor optimistic predictions are likely to hold true.

In defense of U.S. funding for area studies

Political attacks on Title VI funding for Middle East Studies are a ritual, which has rarely made significant inroads. But several trends make this year’s attacks more worrying.

  • Nathan J. Brown
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  • Oct 30, 2014

Six Degrees of al-Qaeda?

How far does the AUMF extend? That's not the president's call, alone.

War Powers and the White House

Congress to president: Do our job. President to Congress: Sure thing!

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