Executive Branch


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The board charged with overseeing the firms that audit corporations has become a cushy landing place for Republican politicos averse to enforcing its rules. Read more

Economic Policy

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ABC News Chief Legal Affairs Anchor Dan Abrams discusses his new book ‘Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy’ and how it resonates today. Read more



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The president’s chief economic adviser comes up short in remarks to infrastructure leaders in Washington. Read more

Economic Policy

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A president will appoint Federal Reserve governors, who have broad power to promote a stronger labor market. Read more

, Day One Agenda


Victor Juhasz

How the Supreme Court might frustrate the effort to use statutory authority to advance a progressive agenda, and why the next president should follow through anyway Read more

Day One Agenda


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The obstruction of justice documented in Mueller’s report has gotten more attention, but Trump’s profiting from his office is an open-and-shut impeachment count. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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In a government of yes-men and sycophants, the lunatic is king. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Each day brings a new scandal in Trump’s administration, but the shocker is how little executive branch ethics officials can do to hold anyone accountable. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Of all the many ethics controversies dogging the Trump administration, jet-setting cabinet officials may prove the most politically damaging. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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A litigious businessman with thousands of employees and a history of labor disputes is assuming the presidency. Will Trump’s worker policies create an ethical quagmire? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The multiple opportunities for the abuse of executive power Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Experts agree that the presidential transfer of power should start now, but just as urgent is the need to strip back the veil of secrecy that has shrouded past transitions. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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A little-noticed report by a trio of leading research groups found the Veterans Health Administration outperforms private sector health providers on several key measures. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Arriving in the era of the so-called Islamic State, the next presidential contest will focus on foreign policy. And only one candidate so far has any experience. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

He'd like to get out of the Middle East, but the actions of ruthless enemies draw him back. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Unlike her former boss, she thinks it's important to have one. She just isn't prepared to say what hers is. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

See the Prospect's contributing editor not react to a caller's assertion of a particular sort of enagement by members of a political party with a moose appendage. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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When Republicans made it impossible for the president to run the government, he found ways around their obstruction. And that made them really, really mad. Read more

Money, Politics and Power