"The border has never been more secure in the history of the United States-Mexico border."

Last year, U.S. Representatives from Texas Will Hurd (R) and Beto O'Rourke (D) came to Brookings to discuss the "myth" of an insecure U.S.-Mexico border. Learn more: [ Brook.gs Link ]
Republicans won 50.6% of overall House votes in 2016, but 55.4% of the seats.

The House of Representatives isn't all that representative

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A bipartisan effort Trump should get behind to move America forward:

Why Trump should support evidence-based policymaking

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Here are some of the challenges Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly face in smoothing a U.S.-Mexico relationship that is “dangerously on the edge”:

The US-Mexico tailspin

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Recall those angry town halls of the early Obama years? Vanessa Williamson says "the shoe is on the other foot."

Tea Party lessons for the anti-Trump left

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"The White House does not actually have the legal authority to halt most of the federal funding to sanctuary cities; and if it tries to, it will find itself fighting difficult legal battles."

Trump’s counterproductive attack on sanctuary cities

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Why Donald Trump and other policymakers are wrong to view paid family leave as a women’s issue:

Paid leave for fathers, too, please

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Scott Pruitt and the Trump administration won't necessarily put an end to U.S. progress on climate change:

Climate change progress is still possibly under Trump

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Get a glimpse into H.R. McMaster's military career and what he brings to the White House:

Why H.R. McMaster is an "excellent" pick for national security adviser

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"The big question of our time, in my judgment, is whether the media, in its daily tussle with an impatient, powerful president has the spunk, the stuff, and the public support, to stand up and say, this far but no further."

Trump’s troubling relationship with the press

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School choice, which Betsy DeVos has championed, may be a nonstarter for many rural Republicans in Congress.

School choice could divide the Republican party

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"Many of the threats that Europe faces...are ones for which NATO is not well suited to respond."

NATO’s 2 percent question

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Take a look back at how the media covered Obama's transition to the White House:

In his rocky transition, Trump walks in Obama’s shoes

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Trump has called the Iran nuclear deal the “worst ever,” but two Middle East leaders disagree.

A call for continuity from America’s Middle East allies

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"On virtually all of the major issues, Trump’s remarks were at best incoherent, at worst counter to the interests of Netanyahu and his coalition."

Why Netanyahu’s supporters should not celebrate his meeting with Trump

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In addition to slashing in half the number of refugees the U.S. will accept next year, Trump's executive order gave more power to state and local governments on refugee resettlement:

What the Ninth Circuit ruling doesn’t do

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Reporting from the Munich Security Conference, foreign policy expert Bruce Jones calls Vice President Pence's speech a "welcome turning point" on the U.S. commitment to NATO.

Team Trump meets Europe

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HHS proposed a change to the ACA's special enrollment periods that could deter healthy Americans from signing up.

What the Trump administration should—and shouldn’t—do about the ACA’s special enrollment periods

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Trump isn’t the only business person in Washington, D.C. There are 231 in the House of Representatives alone.

The growing influence of businesspeople in Congress

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