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Daniel Newhauser

Daniel Newhauser is a staff correspondent for National Journal, where he primarily covers the House of Representatives. He was formerly a House leadership reporter for Roll Call, where he started as an intern in 2010 and quickly earned a slot as a beat reporter. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Newhauser traveled further West to study journalism at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and write for newspapers including the East Valley Tribune and the Green Valley News & Sun.
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Syria Measure Likely to Pass, Despite Doubts in Both Parties

September 16, 2014 The House is poised to hand President Obama authorization to openly arm Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, despite some bipartisan skepticism of the administration's strategy and a recognition that broader military action will likely be necessary. The vote will come Wednesday, and Congress will ...

House Republicans Find Obama's Plans in Syria 'Unrealistic'

September 12, 2014 Speaker John Boehner took the stage at a closed door meeting of the House Republican Conference on Thursday morning and summed up the stark reality facing his members: This is not the president they prefer, nor the overall military strategy they want, but it is all they have. Boehner's reluctant ...

Vote on Spending Bill Postponed Amid Syria Debate

September 10, 2014 House Republicans are grappling with an eleventh-hour request from the White House to include an authorization to arm Syrian rebels in a must-pass spending bill that is slated to come to the House floor Thursday. The White House is dispatching officials to the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon for a classified ...

Congressional Leaders Stand Back To Let Obama Strike Islamic State

September 10, 2014 President Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday that he does not need their authorization to expand military operations against the Islamic State—and at least for now, most leaders are not arguing. Obama held a more than hour-long meeting with the top four congressional leaders Tuesday afternoon, one day ahead of a ...

Obama Prepared to Strike Islamic State Without Hill Approval

September 10, 2014 President Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday that he does not need their authorization to expand military operations against the Islamic State—and at least for now, most leaders are not arguing. Obama held a more than hour-long meeting with the top four congressional leaders Tuesday afternoon, one day ahead of a ...

House Republicans Seek Their Own Strategy Against the Islamic State

September 4, 2014 House Republicans are laying groundwork to capitalize on widespread discontent with President Obama's handling of ISIS, scheduling a series of hearings and meetings aimed at drafting a plan to defeat the jihadist group. While the Republican Conference has no authority over military operations or nearly enough influence with the Obama ...

House Republicans Promise Action on ISIS to Force Obama's Hand

September 4, 2014 House Republicans are laying groundwork to capitalize on widespread discontent with President Obama's handling of ISIS, scheduling a series of hearings and meetings aimed at drafting a plan to defeat the jihadist group. While the Republican Conference has no authority over military operations or nearly enough influence with the Obama ...

Why a Government Shutdown Is So Unlikely

August 29, 2014 Democrats have been floating an electoral dream scenario over the last week: House conservatives will revolt against their leaders and force a government shutdown a mere month before a pivotal midterm election. Seizing on comments from Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Steve King, Democrats have been advancing the possibility that ...

House Hires Lawyer for Obama Lawsuit

August 25, 2014 House Republicans have enlisted David Rivkin to shepherd their lawsuit against President Obama for alleged executive overreach, hiring one of the originators of the legal theory underpinning their action. Speaker John Boehner had been consulting with Rivkin in the run-up to his announcement that he would sue the president for ...

Rep. Cleaver: Expect Obama Administration Review of Pentagon-to-Police Weapons Program

August 25, 2014 After meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Thursday night, a Missouri congressman said he expects the Pentagon will soon announce a review of a program that gives surplus military weapons to local police forces. And he said he urged the administration to act unilaterally, without Congress' approval. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver ...