Investigations

Mayer Brown at JD Supra: Two developments last week threaten to weaken Republican control over the investigative agenda of the US House of Representatives. First, House Republicans’ narrow majority continues to shrink, with Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI),...

Failed State Update: California Unemployment

Adam Beam at AP: California’s unemployment rate is now the highest in the country, reaching 5.3% in February following new data that revealed job growth in the nation’s most populous state was much lower last year than previously thought. California lost a staggering...

Rough Day on the Hill

 Sahil Kapur at NBC: Friday began with House conservatives holding a press conference to trash the $1.2 trillion spending bill their leaders negotiated with Democrats, sparking some fears about its prospects. It squeaked through — requiring 67% of the House, it ended...

Discharge Petitions

Don Wolfensberger at The Hill: Discharge petitions are seldom successful. According to data compiled by Brookings Institution senior fellow Sarah Binder, of the over 639 discharge petitions introduced from 1935 to 2022, roughly 4 percent have been successful. Binder...

From CMC to the Headlines: Success in Data, Cultural, and Investigative Journalism Mon, March 25, 2024 Dinner Program Ellis Simani ’17, Caroline Mimbs Nyce ’13, and Elise Viebeck ’10 CMC alumni work at some of the most innovative and consequential...

Ominous AP News

Tom Jones at Poynter: This is a stunning development in American news media. Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and the largest newspaper chain in the country with more than 200 outlets, announced it will stop using content provided by The Associated Press starting...

Student Fellows

Are you interested in public service and open, civil discourse at the 5Cs? If so, applications are open now to be a Dreier Roundtable Student Fellow! All current CMC freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are encouraged to apply. This is a paid position. Applications close...