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 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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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Wants the Border Law Changed

July 11, 2014 In 2008, both chambers of Congress unanimously approved a law that intentionally slowed down the removal process for unaccompanied child migrants. But it was written with 5,000 children a year in mind. This year, it's possible that 90,000 kids will arrive at the border, and the system is absolutely crushed....

The Most Colorful Quotes From Washington State's First Day of Marijuana Sales

July 10, 2014 Could there be a more perfect lead character for a story about the first day of legal marijuana sales in Washington state than a 65-year-old retiree? The very first person to purchase pot in the Seattle area was Deb Greene, a retired grandmother who arrived at 3 p.m. the day...

Obama on Border-Crisis Fix: 'This Can Get Done Next Week'

July 10, 2014 President Obama called on congressional leaders Wednesday night to quickly pass an emergency measure that would ease the border crisis, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have created a logjam. Speaking from Dallas, the president called on Congress to approve a $3.7 billion plan announced Tuesday that would confront...

Would the Confederacy Have Celebrated the Fourth of July?

July 3, 2014 "It is like the anniversary of a divorced couple's wedding." That's how a reporter in the New York Times described July 4, 1861, the first Independence Day of the Civil War. And much like a failed marriage, it was unclear which side would retain what was once shared. Should the...

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...

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