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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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Snowden's Latest Leak: NSA Is Building a Quantum Computer

January 3, 2014 The latest intelligence leak from Edward Snowden may be the most science-fiction-like revelation yet: The National Security Agency is building a quantum computer, a machine thousands of times faster than the fastest computers on the planet. The NSA acknowledged in 2009 that its research includes quantum computing. But now we...

Latest NSA Leak Nears Science Fiction Levels

January 3, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The latest intelligence leak from Edward Snowden may be the most science fiction-like revelation yet: the National Security Agency is building a quantum computer, a machine thousands of times faster than the fastest computers on the planet. The NSA acknowledged in 2009 that its research includes quantum computing. But now...

Yes, the Secretary of State Fist-Bumped Snoop Dog. Just Watch.

December 27, 2013 Video of a rare encounter surfaced on the Internet Thursday. John Kerry—the secretary of State, former senator, and ex-presidential candidate—had met Snoop Dogg, rap superstar turned born-again Rastafarian, at a White House party earlier this month. Upon meeting, they proceeded to fist bump. The evidence. "Ooh, he gave me the...

Jack Lew to Congress: We'll Hit the Debt-Ceiling By Early March

December 19, 2013 For the first time in four years, both houses of Congress passed a budget. The grand compromise that had eluded the body every few months (and left a wake of exasperated tempers and a 17-day government shutdown) was finally reached. Phew, right? We're done with this. No more cliffs or...

Task Force Blasts NSA's Collection and Storage of Personal Data

December 18, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Following a federal ruling Monday calling the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs "almost Orwellian," the White House has released a report from a group of presidential advisers on reforming the organization. The report, compiled by a surveillance review board created in August, recommends 46 changes to the NSA's counterterrorism...

Presidential Panel Blasts NSA Data Collection

December 18, 2013 Following a federal ruling Monday calling the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs "almost Orwellian," the White House has released a report from a group of presidential advisers on reforming the organization. The report, compiled by a surveillance review board created in August, recommends 46 changes to the NSA's counterterrorism...

Soon, President Obama Will Pardon a Thanksgiving Turkey. Then, It Will Die.

November 22, 2013 2012 was a fine year for Cobbler, the turkey. Cobbler, who was raised in Rockingham County, Virginia, was just 19 weeks old when he was named the National Thanksgiving Turkey, earning himself a pardon from the president of the United States on November 21, 2012. But Cobbler didn't last long....

Congress Expands Entitlements for Retired Research Chimpanzees

November 15, 2013 This week, in a moment of sober bipartisan agreement, the House and Senate voted to extend retirement benefits for the nation's research chimpanzees. As National Journal's Elahe Izadi reported a few weeks ago, the National Institutes of Health was quickly approaching a $30 million ceiling for the amount it could...

Obama: 'I Was Not Informed Website Wasn't Working'

November 14, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The president offered an administrative fix to the Affordable Care Act at a White House news conference on Thursday, allowing Americans to renew their current health care plans through 2014, in effect extending the grandfather clause. "We fumbled the rollout on this health care law," the president said. "I think...

The Government's Surprising History of Squirrel Population Engineering

November 7, 2013 The National Mall needed squirrels. The year was 1899, and with the Civil War fading with the memory of an older generation, the state of Virginia offered a great gift to the nation's capital—a pair of squirrels. But not just any squirrels. These woodland creatures were poised to become the...

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