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What we learned from the midterms | 3-Q w/ Congressional Politics Expert Prof. Paul S. Rundquist

While the majority of votes have been counted and the United States slowly gets to know their 116th Congress, the analyses of what is to be expected from the new Congress continue to be of great importance. In our next installment of 3-Q, we asked long-time Washington insider, congressional politics expert and former legislative advisor […]

Beltway Networking [From Leipzig to Washington Blog #8]

After several weeks of all the attention being on the campaigns as well as state and local politics, the focus has once again returned to the Hill. In the previous week, Congress reconvened after the midterm elections, trying to wrap up some unfinished business. These sessions happening after elections are special ones called “lame-duck sessions”. […]

Midterms Like No Other [From Leipzig to Washington Blog #7]

The long-awaited midterm elections are over. For the past six months the news media coverage was saturated with analyses of candidates and predictions of what the 116th Congress would look like. The media was, however, cautious about making bold statements, and for good reason. These midterms saw many races that were extremely close, with some […]

The State of Transatlantic Relations [From Leipzig to Washington Blog #6]

The midterms are finally here. The atmosphere in the US congress resembles that of the calm before the storm, as everyone is out trying to convince those last-minute, undecided voters. The media coverage, however, has been so saturated with everything midterm-related, you have to do some research before you are be able to read about […]

US Domestic Terrorism Is Nothing New | DLF Radio Interview with Crister S. Garrett

This week, 12 pipe bombs were sent to prominent Democrats and Trump critics. On Oct. 25, American Space Leipzig Director, Crister S. Garrett, talked to Deutschlandfunk Radio about the incidents. It is clear, Prof. Garrett explains, that this was attempted terrorism against critics of the Trump administration. This form of American domestic terrorism is not […]

Constituent Relations vol. 2 – The Phone Calls [From Leipzig to Washington Blog #3]

The past two weeks have been extraordinary. Despite all the focus at the moment being placed on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who lived and worked in Washington, D.C., the nomination and later confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is what still creates all the headlines. […]