I shall post videos, graphs, news stories, and other material there. We shall use some of this material in class, and you may review the rest at your convenience. You will all receive invitations to post to the blog. (Please let me know if you do not get such an invitation.) I encourage you to use the blog in these ways:
To post questions or comments about the readings before we discuss them in class;
To follow up on class discussions with additional comments or questions.
To post relevant news items or videos.

There are only two major limitations: no coarse language, and no derogatory comments about people at the Claremont Colleges.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Follow the Judiciary Dems on Twitter!

Patrick Leahy: https://twitter.com/FakePatLeahy

Chuck Schumer: https://twitter.com/chuckyschumer

Amy Klobuchar: https://twitter.com/phonyklobuchar

Armed Services Dems, comment below with your Twitter accounts.

Judiciary Reps on Twitter

Follow the Judiciary Republicans on Twitter:





Please comment below with your party/committee twitter accounts.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Appointments, Removals, Oversight

PAS and non-PAS

Confirmation hearings:
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The Senate seldom votes down Cabinet nominations.

Legislation:  Executive Branch Organization and Laws on Reporting 

Monday, October 17, 2016

An Update on CA 49th

Cook Political Report has moved Darrell Issa's district race to a "Toss-Up."

"As it turns out, it's possible to be the wealthiest member of Congress and still run a very poor campaign."


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Congress and the President II: After Congress Passes a Bill

We had not only failed to take into account the ability of the Senate to delay us and obstruct us, but we had much too cavalierly underrated the power of the President, even a President who had lost his legislative majority and was in a certain amount of trouble for other reasons. I am speaking of the power of the veto. Even if you pass something through both the House and the Senate, there is that presidential pen. How could we have forgotten that? For me especially it was inexcusable, because when I was Republican whip during the Bush Administration one of my duties had been precisely to help sustain presidential vetoes.
Item Veto

Fear, Loathing, and Turnout in Wisconsin 

Ayotte sticks with Trump disavowal 

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