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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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House GOP Still Doesn't Want Legal Pot in D.C.

June 10, 2015 Tucked inside a House Appropriations Committee bill released today is a provision that prohibits federal and local D.C. funds to be used to enact marijuana legalization. It reads: None of the Federal funds contained in this Act may be used to enact or carry out any law, rule, or regulation...

Restraining Orders, But For Guns

June 1, 2015 Jared Loughner's parents knew he could be dangerous. In the months before his shooting rampage in a Tucson parking lot, they took away his shotgun. They disabled his car at night. They advised him to seek mental health care. But none of those actions stopped Loughner from purchasing a handgun...

The U.S. Government's Battles With Professional Sports

May 28, 2015 Professional sports are ripe for corruption: The proliferation of vast sums of cash and competition in zero-sum games push people to actions on the edges of legality. But other scandals require oversight as well: controversy over team names, tax exemptions, and other non-illegal but controversial dealings compel government figures to...

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,"...