- American Political Development
- College Football
- Congressional Absurdity
- Direct Democracy
- Electoral Institutions
- Empirical Theory
- Legislative Politics
- Legislative Procedure
- Legislative Theory
- Michael Steele's Gaffes
- Policy Agendas
- Political Behavior
- Political Economy
- Political Institutions
- Political Parties
- Quick Hit
- Separation of Powers
- The Presidency
- Things Institutionalists Know that you Should
- Voting Behavior
- What is Rule 22?
- House process quick hit: Overthrowing the Speaker.
- What does DHS/immigration tell us about the power of Congress and the President?
- Have Republicans Gone M.A.D. (Mutual Assured Destruction) on the Filibuster?
- Democrats gained even more power in the DHS/immigration debate, and it happened last week
Author Archives: Joshua Huder
As rumors swirl and fade about Boehner’s removal from the speakership, it’s a good time to clarify a few things about House process and its history. No speaker has ever been removed from office mid-Congress. If members want to remove … Continue reading
Today Senate Republicans are moving forward on the inevitable. They will vote on a clean DHS funding bill with no immigration riders attached. With time running out they struck a deal with Democrats, which Minority Leader Harry Reid agreed to a … Continue reading
It’s well known that any Republican attempt to reverse Obama’s executive action would be an uphill battle. Because any congressional response required a legislative fix, Republicans face a likely insurmountable veto, even if they managed to overcome a filibuster in the … Continue reading
Institutional power is more of an academic topic. Nonetheless, it has enormous ramifications. The current immigration debate is a great example of that. Despite the rhetoric around the DHS debate, America has never had a dictator president – the current … Continue reading
Republicans’ flirtation with a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security intensified over the weekend. Boehner appears entrenched and suggested Sunday that a shutdown is possible. On President’s Day the dynamic changed… possibly. A federal judge in Texas recently halted the … Continue reading
Frustrated House Republicans lashed out against their Senate colleagues Thursday. Without a clear path forward on the DHS funding bill, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) and others blamed Majority Leader McConnell for failing to save what is a bad legislative strategy. … Continue reading
Obama had some interesting things to say about polarization and the filibuster in his interview with Vox. When the question of if government can work in the midst of polarization was posed, Obama mentioned the filibuster: “Probably the one thing that … Continue reading