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With Barr a no-show, White House and Congress move further apart

James CurryIn terms of congressional oversight, over the years Congress and the White House have worked out norms and conventions to guide the resolution of disputes, but in the modern era, the pull of partisanship has often superseded that sense of interbranch competition. James Curry says, “The different branches pull these elected officials apart and partisanship can pull them back together. These two forces are constantly in collision with each other.”

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Last Updated: 9/9/19