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Clare Foran

lare Foran Clare Foran is an energy reporter at National Journal. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic Cities, Philadelphia City Paper and NPR's science and technology blog, All Tech Considered. Clare is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History.
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State Department Releases Another Batch of Clinton Emails

September 1, 2015 The State De­part­ment has re­leased the latest batch of Hil­lary Clin­ton’s mes­sages from her time run­ning the agency, the latest dis­clos­ure from the private email sys­tem that has be­come a fo­cus of GOP polit­ic­al at­tacks in the White House race. The over 7,000 pages pos­ted on­line, which were sent or...

Trump’s Immigration Wall May Have Lethal Consequences

August 24, 2015 Donald Trump wants America to build a permanent wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. "We'll have a great wall. We'll call it the Great Wall of Trump," the real estate mogul toldFox Business recently. If that ever happens, the consequences could be deadly for the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants...

Jeb Bush Says He Does Not Regret Using the Term 'Anchor Baby'

August 20, 2015 Jeb Bush defended calling children of illegal immigrants born in the United States "anchor babies," while also attempting to distance himself from the controversial expression during a tense exchange with reporters in New Hampshire on Thursday. When asked if he regretted using the term, which is considered highly offensive by...

Here Are the Ways 2016 Hopefuls Want To Change the Constitution

August 20, 2015 Amending the Constitution is no easy feat. But long odds haven't stopped Democrats and Republicans alike from calling for change on the campaign trail. There have only been 27 amendments to the legendary legal document since the Founding Fathers—quite literally—put pen to paper. And that's with good reason: Even the...

Clinton Opposes Arctic Drilling Plan

August 18, 2015 A day after the Obama administration gave Shell the green light to search for oil in icy Arctic waters, Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to voice her disapproval. A spokesman for the Clinton campaign confirmed to National Journal that Clinton's tweet indicates that she opposes Arctic offshore oil-drilling. The Arctic...

Kerry Says U.S. and Cuba Will No Longer Be 'Prisoners of History'

August 14, 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry appeared in Havana, Cuba, on Friday at the recently reopened U.S. Embassy, where he praised President Obama's decision to begin normalizing diplomatic ties with Cuba. "Our leaders—President Obama and President Castro—made a courageous decision to stop being the prisoners of history and to focus on...

Lawrence Lessig is Considering a Presidential Run

August 11, 2015 Lawrence Lessig has an unusual idea. The Harvard professor, TED talker, and campaign-finance-reform activist formally announced on Tuesday that he is exploring a 2016 White House bid as a "referendum president." Here's what that means: If Lessig jumps into the race and wins, he says he would immediately take action...

Kasich Calls Climate Change 'Some Theory That’s Not Proven'

August 10, 2015 Ohio Gov. John Kasich suggested that man-made climate change may not be real and that action to fight it could kill jobs during an interview on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday. "We don't want to destroy people's jobs based on some theory that's not proven," Kasich said when asked...

Obama Calls Lack of Climate Change Action 'Shameful'

August 3, 2015 Going directly after Republican climate skeptics, President Obama said Monday that failing to fight climate change would be "shameful," while warning the American public not to believe criticism from "special interests and their allies in Congress" who oppose his environmental agenda. "It's easy to be cynical and say that climate...

Hillary Clinton: I Wanted to Be an Astronaut

July 17, 2015 When she was younger, Hillary Clinton dreamt of being an astronaut. That's what the 2016 Democratic front-runner said during a New Hampshire town hall event on Thursday when asked if she supports space exploration and investment in NASA. "When I was a little girl—I guess I was a teenager by...