What is a national emergency declaration and is Trump's constitutional?
President Trump has issued a declaration of national emergency under the National Emergencies Act of 1976. He intends to take executive action to re-allocate US$6 billion to pay for a border wall with Mexico. What happens with the legal and political challenges to this move in the months ahead will decide the scope of presidential power for decades to come.
Tulsi Gabbard, Trump's trans ban and women at war
This week on the podcast we discuss the rocky start to Tulsi Gabbard's presidential campaign, women at war and President Trump’s trans military ban with Professor Megan MacKenzie, author of Beyond the Band of Brothers: The US Military and the Myth that Women Can't Fight.
The House is in session: Key committees in the 116th Congress
As Democrats take control of the House of Representatives and its powerful committees, new research by USSC Visiting Fellow Bruce Wolpe looks at key committee leadership changes, the challenges that committee oversight and investigations will present the Trump administration, and where Australia should be watching for impacts on US foreign policy and trade.
"Any good will is now gone"
President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen has postponed his congressional testimony for the third time this month. Cohen was due to appear before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday but withdrew for what he said were medical reasons.