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Patrick Griffin, academic director of the Public Affairs & Advocacy Institute, spoke with the LA Times on February 24 about the politics behind President Obama's veto of the Keystone Pipeline bill.

Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government, wrote an article for the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" on February 23 introducing her work as co-editor of special science and politics issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

David Lublin, professor of government, wrote an article for the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" on February 18 about how to make the relationship between Scotland and the UK better following last September's failed Scottish independence referendum.

James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, spoke to the Wall Street Journal about Hillary Clinton’s role at the Clinton Foundation and whether foreign donations to the Foundation present liabilities for presidential run.

Derek Hyra, director of the Metropolitan Policy Center, spoke with How We Get To Next on February 17 about the lessons in tech startups and innovation that are coming from low-income neighborhoods like Harlem, NY.

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