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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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Trump and the Benefits of Narcissism in Politics

August 23, 2015 It's safe to assume Donald J. Trump has very high self-esteem. Who else but Trump would take complete credit for making immigration a talking point during the first GOP debate? (it's a GOP debate! Of course immigration will be mentioned!) Who else but Trump could answer the question, "What was...

Democrats Say 'Comprehensive Immigration,' Republicans Say 'Bureaucrats'

July 24, 2015 Ted Cruz said one of the following quotes in his presidential campaign announcement. Hillary Clinton said the other in her first major speech of the campaign. Can you guess which is which? "... imagine in 2017 a new president signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare." "I believe that success...

Computers Can Tell Republicans From Democrats Based on How They Talk

July 24, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Ted Cruz said one of the following quotes in his presidential campaign announcement. Hillary Clinton said the other in her first major speech of the campaign. Can you guess which is which? "... imagine in 2017 a new president signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare." "I believe that success...

Obama Offers a Forceful Defense of the Iran Deal

July 15, 2015 This is it: President Obama's moment to defend what may become the most lasting and consequential foreign policy decision of his tenure. "Yesterday was a historic day," the president said during a lengthy press conference Wednesday, where he took many questions. "With this deal, we cut off every single one...

Video: Obama Spoke Wednesday About Bill Cosby

July 15, 2015 During a Wednesday press conference on the Iran nuclear deal, President Obama was asked an off-topic question. April Ryan, a correspondent with American Urban Radio Networks, inquired: "Would you revoke the Medal of Freedom from Bill Cosby?" Since last year, the actor and comedian has been facing mounting allegations from...

Obama: Argument for Rejecting Iran Deal 'Defies Logic'

July 15, 2015 This is it: President Obama's moment to defend what may become the most lasting and consequential foreign policy decision of his tenure. "Yesterday was a historic day," the president said at a press conference Wednesday. "With this deal, we cut off every single one of Iran's pathways to a nuclear...

The Stunning ISIS-Related Allegations Against the Son of a Boston Cop

July 14, 2015 The latest American arrested for alleged ISIS sympathies and possessing firearms to presumably be used in a domestic attack is the 23-year-old son of a Boston police captain. His father, according to ABC News, was one of the first responders in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Arrests of American citizens...

Obama: 'The Affordable Care Act Is Here to Stay'

June 25, 2015 Twice, President Obama's signature domestic accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act, has been reviewed under the mortal threat of the Supreme Court. And twice it has survived. "Today, after more than 50 votes in Congress to repeal or weaken this law, after a presidential election based in part on preserving or...

Scalia on Obamacare: 'We Should Start Calling This Law SCOTUScare'

June 25, 2015 In a landmark 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Affordable Care Act's insurance subsidies in every state. The decision in the King v. Burwell case is a win for the White House. For Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote the dissenting opinion, the majority opinion, which was authored...

What Should Happen to Mississippi’s State Flag?

June 24, 2015 In South Carolina, the debate over whether a Confederate battle flag should fly on its Capitol grounds is serving as a reckoning of its Southern pride with the more racist elements of its history. That debate is now spilling over into Mississippi, which faces a much larger potential identity crisis....