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Reeher talks taxes, the economy and mid-term elections with The Hill

“No one’s ever lost an election on the deficit or the debt,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. “If the economy continues to rebound more strongly and voters start focusing on what they are getting out of the tax cut, that can be a powerful combination. To me, it’s not clear that we are headed for the [Democratic] tidal wave that some folks are predicting.”

December 22, 2017

Reeher discusses Gillibrand's comments on Franken, Clinton in The Hill

"She [Senator Kirsten Gillibrand] has been a leading spokesperson in the chamber for women’s issues and women’s rights and it’s not surprising to me at all that she would be one of the first Democrats to call out Sen. Franken and when the conversation inevitably turned to him, President Clinton," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

December 12, 2017

Reeher discusses Democratic Party's lack of clear message in The Hill

"The current struggle over an affirmative message is further compounded by the fact that the negative messaging is taking up all the energy," says Professor of Political Science Grant Reeher. "Everything is about opposing Trump." 

November 9, 2017

Banks comments on case of suspected American ISIS fighter in Washington Post

Removing the likelihood of a trial in the United States leaves the government with few options, says William C. Banks, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs. "It’s time now to wonder whether the Trump administration is thinking of doing something different." 

October 31, 2017

Reeher weighs in on Trump, Gold Star controversy in The Hill

Grant Reeher, professor of political science, says Trump’s words were "pushing that frontier of just what is acceptable on the part of a president. I think that’s why it is getting the attention that it’s getting. Any time you start talking fast and loose about…families that have lost members in the line of duty, that is political dynamite."

October 19, 2017

Reeher comments on Trump's promise to reform government in The Hill

"The swamp is pretty sticky and it is hard to drain," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. "It is going to be very difficult for any one individual—even the president—to restructure the entire culture and network that exists inside the Beltway."

October 2, 2017

O'Keefe writes about the nominee for NASA administrator in The Hill

"His [Jim Bridenstine] policy views, voting record and insights on how he may choose to use skills honed as a politician and elsewhere will surely be revealed in the upcoming confirmation hearing. But if past is prologue, he’s qualified to clear the hurdles for Senate confirmation. And I’m willing to bet he’ll prove to be a fine choice as the 13th NASA administrator," writes University Professor Sean O'Keefe.

September 27, 2017

Reeher comments on early presidential sweepstakes for 2020 in The Hill

Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, says it's too early to discount potential candidates' chances in the 2020 presidential election.

September 14, 2017

Reeher comments on Trump, Hurricane Harvey in The Hill

“[President Trump] has got to go there, and he has got to go there while the problem is still extreme, while the place is still in a state of crisis,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. 

August 29, 2017

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