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Ben Geman

National Journal Ben Geman is a National Journal Energy and Environment Correspondent, and has nearly a decade of experience on the beat. Before joining National Journal he spent four years as an energy correspondent for The Hill, where he helped launch the paper's energy blog. From 2004-2009, Ben was a reporter for Environment & Energy Publishing, writing for Greenwire and other E&E newsletters. Ben also worked at the newsletter Inside EPA, and before moving to Washington, D.C. in 2002 he wrote for several Boston-area newspapers, including the Boston Phoenix.
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State Just Released Hillary Clinton's Benghazi-Related Emails

3:00 PM ET The State Department today released Hillary Clinton's Libya-related emails from her time as secretary of State, documents spanning 2011 and 2012 already provided months ago to a GOP-led House panel probing the 2012 Benghazi attacks that left four Americans dead. The roughly 300 messages are just a portion of roughly ...

State Promises More Documents to Benghazi Committee

May 21, 2015 The State Department plans to provide more documents as soon as this week to the GOP-led House Committee probing the 2012 Benghazi attacks, according to a letter to the committee that also defends the department's cooperation with the panel to date. The plan is revealed in a May 18 missive, ...

Judge Wants 'Rolling' Release of Clinton Emails

May 19, 2015 A federal judge is ordering the State Department to release thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails from her private server on a "rolling" basis, rejecting State's bid for a single large release in early 2016. Judge Rudolph Contreras on Tuesday gave State until May 26 to craft a rolling schedule for ...

The House Benghazi Committee Has Some Questions for Clinton Ally Sidney Blumenthal

May 19, 2015 The GOP-led House Benghazi Committee's interest in longtime Clinton ally Sidney Blumenthal is intensifying amid questions surrounding his communications about Libya with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of State. The New York Times reported Monday on messages that Blumenthal—who was an aide in Bill Clinton's White House—sent to Hillary ...

GOP Delays Hillary Clinton Benghazi Hearing, Puts Onus on John Kerry

May 14, 2015 The GOP-led House panel probing the 2012 Benghazi attack has put off plans for a hearing with Hillary Clinton, telling Secretary of State John Kerry in a letter that State's failure to release documents is standing in the way. "The only thing standing between the Committee and the former Secretary ...

Nobody Trusts Barack Obama on Energy

May 14, 2015 President Obama didn't make any friends Monday when his administration gave a green light to drill in Arctic waters. Environmentalists are up in arms, asking in no uncertain terms how a president who preaches the need to act on climate change and witnessed the BP spill in the Gulf of ...

Feds Tell Shell: You Can Now Drill in the Arctic

May 11, 2015 The Obama administration has approved Royal Dutch Shell's plan to drill off Alaska's northern coast, escalating a collision with environmentalists who say development in the remote Arctic waters poses big risks to whales, polar bears, and other species. The Interior Department's offshore-drilling branch on Monday offered a preliminary green light ...

The Bipartisan Bedfellows Behind the Iran Bill

April 28, 2015 It's crunch time for architects of the carefully crafted, bipartisan bill to provide Congress a major oversight role in the potential deal to limit Iran's nuclear program. GOP Sen. Bob Corker and Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, the top members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, are working to keep poison ...

Why Obama's Former Offshore Drilling Cop is Still Worried

April 20, 2015 Michael Bromwich took over the Interior Department's troubled offshore drilling branch in June 2010, roughly two months after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and oil from BP's ruined well still was gushing into the sea. At the time, Bromwich feared another catastrophe could unfold elsewhere ...

Senator Corker's National-Security Power Move

April 15, 2015 A month ago, the most prominent GOP name in foreign policy was the brash freshman senator Tom Cotton, who spearheaded a controversial letter to Iran's leaders warning that a future president or Congress could jettison a nuclear pact. But tradition has battled back. In an old-school display of Senate committee ...