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James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, was quoted in an article for U.S. News on May 27 which assessed the progress of the new GOP majority Congress.

Patrick Griffin, academic director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies, was quoted in an article for the Washington Times on May 26 regarding the Congressional challenges President Obama will face as he attempts to pass a large trade deal with a number of Asian countries.

Dante Chinni, executive in residence, wrote an article for NBC News on May 25 that took a look at the statistical regional differences between families with a member who has served in the military and how the differences relate to urban and rural environments.

Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke with the Washington Post on May 23 about how effective celebrity endorsements are for presidential campaigns.

Betsy Fischer Martin, executive in residence, was featured in an article for Bizwomen on May 18. The feature highlighted Martin's current podcast "Trail Talk" and looked at some of the lessons she learned during her time working for "Meet the Press."

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