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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. […]

Constituent Relations vol. 1 — The Capitol Tour [From Leipzig to Washington Blog #2]

It has been three weeks since I’ve started my internship at the US House of Representatives. What is the recipe for success? Coffee and news, news, news, and more news. Also, enough storage space on your phone for all the podcasts that analyze everything that has happened in the past weeks, from the Supreme Court […]

Stories from my U.S. Congress Internship – A Weekly Blog

Maša Ocvirk, former intern and core member of the American Space Leipzig team, is currently working as a Congressional intern in Washington D.C. In the following weeks, Maša will share her experience with us. Follow her journey in the weekly series “From Leipzig to Washington D.C.” every Monday at www.americanspace-leipzig.de Washington—The City where Politics never […]