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lare Foran Clare Foran is an associate editor at The Atlantic. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic Cities, Philadelphia City Paper and NPR's science and technology blog, All Tech Considered. Clare is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History.
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House Oversight Chairman to Step Down at End of June

May 18, 2017 Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announced on Thursday his plans to resign from Congress at the end of June. In a letter to his constituents, the Utah congressman wrote that he had never planned to stay in Congress for “a lifetime career,” and “knew from...

The House Demands to See the Comey Memos

May 17, 2017 On Tuesday evening, congressional lawmakers were forced to respond to the second immediately controversial story involving the president to surface in roughly 24 hours. The New York Times reported that President Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to halt a federal investigation into ousted National-Security Adviser Michael Flynn, citing...

GOP Lawmakers Call for Inside Information on Trump Disclosure

May 16, 2017 Some congressional Republicans are calling for greater transparency from the Trump administration, including classified briefings, to explain exactly what happened during a recent meeting between the president and Russian officials. On Monday, The Washington Post reported that “Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in...

Democrats Call for an Independent Investigation Into the Election After Trump Fires FBI Director

May 10, 2017 Democrats are calling for an independent investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election following the news that President Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey. The White House announced Comey’s dismissal on Tuesday evening. So far, reaction in Congress to Comey’s removal has split along partisan lines....

Can Trump Fix Government by Running It Like a Business?

April 2, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Donald Trump is taking steps to make the government more like the private sector. Past administrations have tried similar exercises in reform with mixed results, however, and it might be harder for a White House with relatively little governing experience to make improvements to the sprawling federal bureaucracy. On the...

Can Trump Fix Government by Running It Like a Business?

March 29, 2017 Donald Trump is taking steps to make the government more like the private sector. Past administrations have tried similar exercises in reform with mixed results, however, and it might be harder for a White House with relatively little governing experience to make improvements to the sprawling federal bureaucracy. On the...

The White House Dismisses Reports of Possible Russian Collusion

March 24, 2017 White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday dismissed a recent CNN report claiming the FBI has information to suggest Trump associates may have worked with Russian operatives in an attempt to undermine Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Spicer argued that the report was flimsy and, by its own admission, offered no...

The White House Is Still Standing by Trump’s Wiretap Accusation

March 20, 2017 White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer indicated on Monday that President Trump is sticking with his allegations that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, even after FBI Director James Comey insisted earlier in the day that he himself has “no information” to support that claim. During a House Intelligence Committee...

What Is the Logan Act and What Does It Have to Do With Flynn?

February 15, 2017 The controversy over former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States has revived interest in an obscure 18th century federal law known as the Logan Act. On Monday evening, Flynn resigned after reports that he had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with the...

Trump's Digital Presidential Takeover

January 20, 2017 Donald Trump is officially America’s new president—and the digital transfer of power has proceeded quickly. The official White House website now displays a photo of Trump and a quote from the 45th president himself that reads: “The Movement Continues—The Work Begins!” Bios for Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as...

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