First step to #EndTheDivide is #SeekingBipartsanship

"The ideological divide between the parties, enflamed by the sense of partisan superiority claimed by both sides, produced legislative gridlock. There were no winners. We need to get back to an America where Congress solves problems, passes a farm bill, passes an immigration bill, passes tax reform, passes a budget. It is possible. We proved… Continue reading First step to #EndTheDivide is #SeekingBipartsanship

POTUS, Congress, and Foreign Policy: Should President Obama End the ISIS Fight if Congress is Not On Board?

As Ryan Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell stated in Tough Times for the President, “half a century ago, Aaron Wildavsky noted in “The Two Presidencies” that presidents are more likely to get their way from Congress in foreign affairs than in domestic policy, and that deference continues to apply and appeared throughout our case studies. Even in… Continue reading POTUS, Congress, and Foreign Policy: Should President Obama End the ISIS Fight if Congress is Not On Board?

With this US government shutdown, will President Obama have a showdown like the one between President Clinton and the 104th Congress?

What will President Obama do now in the face of the US government #shutdown? Will he act like his predecessor "Bill Clinton, who stared down the 104th Congress in a government shutdown and demonized Newt Gingrich in the process"? (Ryan J. Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell, Tough times for the President: Political Adversity and the Sources… Continue reading With this US government shutdown, will President Obama have a showdown like the one between President Clinton and the 104th Congress?