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Elahe Izadi Elahe Izadi writes about Congress and politics for National Journal, having previously covered Congress and K Street for the Influence Alley microsite. Prior to joining National Journal, she wrote and curated DCentric.org, an NPR Project Argo blog at WAMU 88.5 focused on race and class. Elahe was also part of the team behind D.C. local news start-up TBD.com, and covered everything from crime to local government for The Gazette, The Washington Post's chain of community newspapers in Maryland. Elahe graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in print journalism and African-American history. She was born in Washington, D.C., where she currently lives and regularly performs stand-up comedy.
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President Obama Announces Plan to 'Fix As Much of Our Immigration System As I Can'

June 30, 2014 Record numbers of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and a clear signal that immigration reform is dead in the House has prompted President Obama to launch a new administrative effort to "fix as much of our immigration system as I can" on his own. During a Monday statement from...

Feinstein Fumes After Another White House National Security Snub

June 24, 2014 Dianne Feinstein wanted the White House off her lawn. In the hours after the Obama administration revealed that it had traded five Taliban suspects for Bowe Bergdahl, the influential Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman went public with her anger. The president should have notified her, Feinstein said in a public rebuke...

Behind Dianne Feinstein's Calculated Rebuke of the White House

June 23, 2014 Dianne Feinstein wanted the White House off her lawn. In the hours after the Obama administration revealed that it had traded five Taliban suspects for Bowe Bergdahl, the influential Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman went public with her anger. The president should have notified her, Feinstein said in a public rebuke...

Obama's Watch-and-Wait Iraq Approach Is Working With Congressional Leaders

June 19, 2014 President Obama told top members of Congress on Wednesday that he won't need to ask for congressional permission for the next steps he will take on the crisis in Iraq, according to the Senate's top Republican. "The president just basically briefed us on the situation in Iraq, indicated he didn't...

Obama Tells Congressional Leaders He Won’t Seek Authority on Next Steps on Iraq

June 18, 2014 President Obama told top members of Congress Wednesday that he won't need to ask for congressional permission on the next steps he will take on the crisis in Iraq. "The president just basically briefed us on the situation in Iraq, indicated he didn't feel he had any need for authority...

White House Knew Bergdahl Swap Would Go Through a Day Before It Happened

June 10, 2014 One reason the Obama administration may have not alerted Congress 30 days in advance of the Sgt. Bowe Bergdal swap: It made the decision right before it took place. "They knew a day ahead of time that the transfer was going to take place. They knew an hour ahead of...

Immigration Reform Tries For Military Path To Citizenship

May 21, 2014 This is how difficult it is to get any sort of immigration-related legislation through the GOP-controlled House: A Republican-authored bill to allow "dreamers" to enlist in the military and also qualify for legal status is being blocked. Republican Rep. Jeff Denham of California has been lobbying to get a vote...

Here are the Democrats Picked for Benghazi Committee Duty

May 21, 2014 After weeks of internal debate, House Democrats will join the select committee to investigate the Benghazi attack after all and send a full delegation of five members, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday. Oversight Committee ranking member Elijah Cummings, who has served as the Democratic counterweight to Chairman Darrell Issa's...

House Democratic Leadership 'Leaning Toward' Playing Ball on Benghazi Select Committee

May 21, 2014 After weeks of debate within party ranks whether to participate, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is now leaning toward appointing members of her conference to the Benghazi Select Committee. Pelosi met with members of House Democratic leadership Wednesday morning and will likely hold another meeting Wednesday afternoon to update them...

The Latest Battleground for Immigration Reform Lies Within the Military

May 21, 2014 This is how difficult it is to get any sort of immigration-related legislation through the GOP-controlled House: A Republican-authored bill to allow "dreamers" to enlist in the military and also qualify for legal status is being blocked. Republican Rep. Jeff Denham of California has been lobbying to get a vote...

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