Dysfunction Between the White House and Congress Is a Feature, Not a Bug

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with congressional leaders, Washington, Sept. 12, 2016 (AP photo by Jacquelyn Martin).
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with congressional leaders, Washington, Sept. 12, 2016 (AP photo by Jacquelyn Martin).
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With Donald Trump’s presidential campaign rapidly disintegrating, the chances are good that Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States. Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight election forecast now pegs Clinton’s odds of victory at over 80 percent. The New York Times gives her a close to 90 percent chance of winning. Barring some monumental and unprecedented shift over the next few weeks, the outcome of the 2016 election is set. If current trends hold, this will be a monumental defeat for the Republicans more broadly, potentially causing them not only to miss a chance to retake the White House, […]

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