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Who’s Responsible for Policing Fake News?

For many of us, gone are the days of reading the morning newspaper over a cup of coffee. Instead, the majority of U.S. adults now obtain their news via social media. We’ve grown accustomed to having information at our...more

There Can Be Only One Reason Romney's Kissing Up to the Donald Now

To the pundits and members of the chattering class I would say, Stop wracking your brains trying to figure out what was Mitt Romney thinking when he came courting Trump in New Jersey right after the election; instead, keep it...more

Looking Ahead to a Trump Administration: Health Care and Life Sciences Industry Perspectives

Observers are digesting what the Trump Administration will mean for the health care and life sciences industry. Forecasting is more challenging for this incoming Administration than most given the relatively sparse policy...more

Trump’s Impact on Environmental Law? Let the Speculation Begin!

What will a Trump Presidency mean for environmental law? I’m not sure my crystal ball if better than anyone else’s, but here are a few quick thoughts...more

Flash: What the Election Means for Health Care

There are a number of factors to consider that have broad implications beyond health care: ..In the first 100 days of a new Administration, there is typically an opportunity for legislative achievement — for folks to...more

How Congress, President-Elect Trump Might Proceed on Promise to Repeal, Replace ACA

President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This campaign promise, which echoes a familiar refrain from Republicans since ACA’s passage, is more complex than it may seem....more

BakerHostetler Post-Election Analysis: The Revolution is Upon Us

In what was easily the most surprising upset in American history, Donald Trump won the election to become the 45th president. This detailed and timely analysis prepared by Mike Ferguson and our Federal Policy Team outlines...more

Transition Team – Donald Trump Administration

Transition Team Overview - .. A major responsibility of the Trump transition team will be to begin planning out how to fill the roughly 4,000 political appointments his administration will be required to make, about...more

2016 Post-Election Report

President - While final vote tallies are still being counted in several battleground states, Republican Donald J. Trump has surpassed the 270 Electoral College vote threshold to be elected as the 45th president of the...more

Minnesota Legislative Update: 2016 Election Results

In January 2017, Donald Trump will begin his term as the nation’s 45th President. Both bodies of Congress will also be under Republican control. Trump’s win brought Republican victories to Minnesota as well. The Minnesota...more

Early Reaction to Presidential Election Results

On November 09, 2016, in a result that stunned at least 47.7% of the American electorate and many observers abroad, a contentious Presidential election finally came to a conclusion, with Republican candidate Donald J. Trump...more

2016 Election Guide: A Guide to Changes in Congress

The wild and erratic 2016 election came to a close early this morning with the stunning election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Republicans also retained control of both Houses of Congress with...more

Presidential Candidates Discuss TPP and Other Trade and Manufacturing Issues as Election Day Approaches

In these last few weeks before Election Day, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump continue to highlight their positions on issues relating to trade and manufacturing. Discussions of trade deals, including...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome 2016 Maine Election Edition - It’s been a very busy and active campaign season in Maine, with candidates for federal offices and all Maine legislative seats, plus six ballot questions. We thought it timely...more

NC Legislative Update: November 2016

As one of the country’s true swing states, North Carolina acted accordingly in the 2016 election. There are a number of close races and all vote totals are UNOFFICIAL until they are canvassed. There are provisional ballots ad...more

2016 State Election Results

With the 2016 Presidential Election dominating political news for more than a year, it was easy to miss the important races at the state level—races that often have a far more direct impact on our clients' businesses and...more

Minnesota's 2016 General Election Results

Minnesota - With the polls—as well as the history books—closing only hours ago, we would like to give you a quick snapshot of how Minnesota voters rendered their verdict in yesterday's historic election. Most races have...more

2016 California Election Preview: What We’ll Be Watching in Tuesday’s Election Returns

California Voter Turnout - A record number of Californians, more than 19.4 million, are registered and eligible to vote on Tuesday. That’s 1.2 million more eligible voters since the last presidential election in 2012,...more

Worth Another Look: Pennsylvania General Assembly Races to Watch

Election Day is upon us and the presidential campaign described as “long, unusual and often ugly” by The New York Times will soon draw to a close. In Pennsylvania, candidates from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia are likely out...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. UPCOMING REFERENDUM QUESTIONS – This week, we report on Maine ballot Question 5 regarding...more

Clinton or Trump? The Future of Employment Law and Workplace Safety Regulation

What has evolved (or devolved) into perhaps the most controversial election in American history, could translate in a couple of months into a whirlwind for labor and workplace safety policy. Stark differences between the...more

Clinton v. Trump:  How Will the 2016 Presidential Election Impact the Gig Economy?

With the election just days away, some American voters are staunchly committed to one candidate while others remain hopelessly undecided. If you fall into the latter category, consider the candidates’ positions on the gig...more

Potential Cabinet Secretaries & Key Staff — Hillary Clinton Administration

Key Points for Consideration - ..Overall, the Clinton Administration will strive to appoint a Cabinet that is diverse in its background, appearance, and experiences. ..While it will not be certain which party...more

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election; Brexit West?

It is hard to overstate the political and policy parallels between the recent UK “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union (“EU”) and the pending U.S. presidential election. Both cases reflect the significant tensions...more

What Your New President Will Do For or To You

We begin with a Rorschach test. As the big election day approaches, which candidate do you see in the photograph? Discuss among yourselves. Get ready for lots of musical interludes. The nation’s despair runs deep and...more

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