Jeff Hauser

Jeff Hauser is the founder and director of the Revolving Door Project, which scrutinizes executive branch appointees to ensure they use their office to serve the broad public interest.

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The events made what should have already been obvious excruciatingly clear: every day that Trump is in office is a dangerous one for this country. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Impeaching Trump Is Only the Beginning
Just over a week ago, Democratic leadership was brushing off the possibility of impeaching Trump again for his attempts to overturn the election. Then, on Wednesday, everything changed. Following a rally at which President Trump whipped his supporters into a frenzy, the mob of right wing extremists...
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US President Donald Trump tours a Honeywell International Inc. factory producing N95 masks during his first trip since widespread COVID-19 related lockdowns went into effect May 5, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Trump May Be Leaving But The Damage He Caused Isn’t Going Anywhere
Twas the week before Christmas And all through DC No lawmakers were stirring Not even Speaker Nancy Yet a crisis was brewing All across the land The post office was struggling To keep up with demand The stockings weren't hung As they'd been delayed The Republicans didn't care They were still...
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 The Treasury Secretary has untapped capacity to push Wall Street to take the risks of the climate crisis seriously. (Photo: Kiyo/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Biden’s Treasury Could Fight Climate Change, But Would Lael Brainard’s?
If Joe Biden wins in November, he will have no time to spare to shift our trajectory away from climate disaster. He will need to move quickly to install forward thinking, dynamic, and aggressive advocates for climate action, especially in his Treasury Department. What does the Treasury department...
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President Donald Trump holds a press conference announcing Vice President Mike Pence will lead the effort combating the spread of the coronavirus in Washington, D.C. on February 26, 2020. (Photo: Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Trump Stimulus Plan: Still Getting Everything Wrong
Donald Trump has consistently been failing the country in dealing with the coronavirus. Due to Trump’s failed public health response, even Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin acknowledges that we are facing the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression. This is in addition to the prospect of...
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Democratic presidential candidate, former vice President Joe Biden takes photos with people in the crowd at Wilson High School on October 26, 2019 in Florence, South Carolina. Many presidential hopefuls campaigned in the early primary state over the weekend, scheduling stops around a criminal justice forum in the state capital. (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Who Exactly Are Joe Biden's Wealthy, Well-Connected Bundlers?
The Joe Biden campaign is short on cash , so short that it has moved from disavowing an outside super PAC earlier this year to throwing the door open to one last week. That begs the question: If Biden is compromising on this stance for a buck, what other things might he be willing to trade for...
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From left, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calf., Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conduct a news conference on the testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Views
Monday, September 23, 2019
Why Are House Democrats Afraid to Wield Their Subpoena Power?
Does the Democratic leadership even want to wield power? It’s hard to tell. Nine months into their House majority, Democratic committee chairs don’t seem to realize they have any powers at all besides the occasional sarcastic clap . To be clear, Democratic House leaders possess a major power that...
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
President Trump’s Dramatic Retreat on Trade
Trade was a major theme in President Trump’s campaign. He repeatedly complained that our trade negotiators were stupid and therefore had negotiated bad trade agreements. These bad trade deals are the cause of our trade deficits, which have cost us millions of manufacturing jobs over the last two...
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Monday, November 21, 2016
To Defend Democracy, We Must Demand Financial Transparency from Trump
As we hear of a settlement in the “Trump University” civil fraud case brought in part by New York State Attorney General and learn more and more about potential Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the phrase “personnel is policy” takes on an unfortunate new meaning. Will Trump’s appointees to high...
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