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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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Supreme Court Limits President Obama's Appointment Powers

June 26, 2014 This story has been updated. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to make recess appointments for vacancies in the executive branch. The case, National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning et al., specifically related to three appointments Obama made in 2012 to the ...

Obama on Iraq: We Will Be Prepared to Take Targeted Military Action

June 19, 2014 President Obama announced Thursday afternoon that the U.S. will be stepping up its intelligence-gathering and military support to help the Iraqis, but will not employ combat forces outright to deal with the crisis in the country. However, he said the U.S. "will be prepared to take targeted and precise military ...

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 ...