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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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President Obama to Deploy Troops to Protect the Baghdad Embassy

June 17, 2014 President Obama told Congress in a letter Monday evening that he is sending up to 275 U.S. Armed Forces personnel to Iraq in order to "provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad." Along with the letter, the White House press secretary released the following ...

Obama on Iraq: 'We Will Not Be Sending U.S. Troops Back Into Combat'

June 13, 2014 In a statement from the South Lawn on Friday, President Obama made clear that his administration is deeply worried about what's happening in Iraq, and that he does not have faith that the Iraqi government will be able to handle the crisis alone. "We will not be sending U.S. troops ...

Hillary Clinton on Benghazi Scandal: 'It's More of a Reason to Run'

June 10, 2014 Get ready to hear a lot from Hillary Clinton. With the release of her book, Hard Choices, Tuesday, Clinton will be running the media gauntlet, talking to reporters across the broadcast spectrum and on cable. Her first stop was an hour-long (pretaped) interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC on Monday ...

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Is Stepping Down

May 30, 2014 Obama announced that Carney will be stepping down as press secretary after three years, and will be replaced by deputy press secretary Josh Earnest. "Jay has become one of my closest friends, and is a great press secretary and a great adviser," the president said. "He's got good judgment. He ...

President Obama Dedicates the 9/11 Museum to the Man in the Red Bandanna

May 15, 2014 In the footprint of Ground Zero, the site of the tragedy that killed more than 2,000 people, President Obama and New York political leaders gathered to remind us that the emotional weight of Sept. 11, 2001, still hasn't lifted. They, along with hundreds of people, were gathered to dedicate the ...

Why the U.S. Government Is Extra Worried About the Huge Internet Explorer Bug

April 28, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Over the weekend, Microsoft announced a huge security flaw in its Internet Explorer Web browser (in versions IE6 through IE11). "An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user," Microsoft wrote in its advisory. In response, the Homeland Security Department issued its ...

The Future of Powdered Alcohol Rests With ... the Treasury Department?

April 23, 2014 Fellow humans: We are on the verge of a game change. Alcohol, in the near future, may be available in powdered form. Like Gatorade and iced tea before it, booze will not be limited to bulky, liquid containers. Some might come to call it the "adult Tang." But for now, ...

Obama: Fort Hood Shooting 'Tears a Wound Still Raw'

April 9, 2014 For the second time in five years, the president of the United States spoke at a memorial for shooting victims at Fort Hood in Texas. "It is love, tested by tragedy, that brings us together again," President Obama said Wednesday afternoon, acknowledging that he—and the entire nation—have been through this ...

Did the USAID Cuban Twitter Debacle 'Taint All USAID Employees as Spies?'

April 8, 2014 A man is in prison, possibly for the rest of his life. A Twitter-like program has been exposed as a construction of the American government, created with the hope of stirring democratic unrest in Cuba. The United States' international development arm, USAID, is being accused of something like international espionage. ...

Why We Can't Name a Planet After Joe Biden—Yet

March 27, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Astronomers have discovered a possible new dwarf planet: a cold, relatively tiny lump of ice traveling near the barrier where the sun loses all its gravitational influence. The planet—280 miles in diameter—is roughly the size of Wisconsin. And despite the planet's relative smallness, this discovery has ignited astronomers' excitement: Its ...