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Brian Resnick

Brian Resnick Brian Resnick is a staff correspondent at National Journal. Before joining, Brian spent a year at The Atlantic as a fellow, where he produced content and wrote for TheAtlantic.com. In addition to The Atlantic, his writing has been featured in Popular Mechanics and The News Journal, Delaware's main daily newspaper. Brian graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware in 2011 with a B.A. in psychology. In college, he served as a managing editor for the student newspaper, The Review, and received the E.A Nickerson award for excellence in journalism. He comes from Long Island, New York.
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Newly Released Emails Detail Benghazi Correspondence

May 21, 2015 The New York Times on Thursday released 350 pages of Hillary Clinton's personal emails related to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. The emails are a subset of the 850 pages that the State Department turned over to the special House committee investigating ...

Obama Announces New Initiative to Help Young Minorities, As Police Deploy in Baltimore

May 5, 2015 On Monday, President Obama introduced a spinoff of his My Brother's Keeper initiative in hopes of reducing the racial gap in the U.S. economy amid recent turmoil in Baltimore, while in a cable-news splitscreen, police in the city responded in force to an alleged handgun violation. "That sense of unfairness ...

The Shocking Claims in the Terrorism Indictment of Two New York Women

April 2, 2015 Two women in New York City have been charged with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, the Justice Department said Thursday. The women, Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, "did knowingly and willfully" plan to use an explosive device in an attack on U.S. soil, the complaint ...

Is Hillary Clinton’s Famous Name Boosting Her in Early 2016 Polls?

March 28, 2015 Hillary Clinton is beating everyone. A recent CNN/ORC poll found that when Clinton is matched up against every probable 2016 opponent—Democrat and Republican—she wins. "None of the top candidates in this field gets within 10 points of Hillary Clinton," CNN wrote. The poll was conducted March 13-15, (after news broke ...

Harry Reid Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2016

March 27, 2015 Sen. Harry Reid announced Friday that he will not seek re-election to the Senate next year. "I want to be able to go out at the top of my game," he told The New York Times in an interview. "I don't want to be a 42-year-old trying to become a ...

White House Says Obama Would Sign a Short-Term DHS Bill

February 27, 2015 White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that President Obama would sign a stopgap measure to fund the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks and prevent a partial government shutdown, if he's presented with one. "If the president is faced with a choice of having the Department of Homeland ...

Obama Still Debating Whether To Arm Ukraine

February 9, 2015 Eleven months after the Russian annexation of Ukraine, one far-reaching question still lingers over the future of the conflict there: Will sanctions against Russia be enough to deescalate the conflict? Or will greater international force be needed? "The possibility of lethal defense is one of those options that's being examined," ...

Why Women Are Wired for Governance

February 2, 2015 There are currently more women serving in Congress than at any other time in history. This undoubtedly is a benefit for the institution, which for most of its history has been a boy's club. And the change has had immediate, major impact: Consider the bipartisan coalition of female House members ...

What Do Americans Hate More: Their Internet Providers or Their Government?

January 27, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow No big surprise here: According to a recent American Customer Satisfaction Index Survey, Americans aren't happy with their government. On a scale of 100, citizen satisfaction with government services is at 64.4, down for the third consecutive year. Compared with the private sector, this rating is very low. "Only Internet ...

YouTube's GloZell Asks Obama About the Castros, Who Put the 'D— in Dictatorship'

January 23, 2015 Faced with sagging viewership of the State of the Union on television, the White House pushed hard this week to ignite some Internet virality around the president and his policies. Thursday, President Obama spoke with three YouTube "celebrities" who have a combined following of 13.8 million as a part of ...