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Elahe Izadi

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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Treasury takes a jab at House Republicans

July 17, 2012 House Republicans opposed to President Barack Obama's Wall Street reform law have tried to slow down the implementation process and defund parts of the law. And that hasn't made the Treasury Department very happy. In a blog post today, Treasury Department spokeswoman Suzanne Elio called cuts by House Republicans "penny...

Reid on Olympic uniforms: Burn them

July 12, 2012 The uniforms American Olympic athletes will wear during the opening ceremonies later this month are designed by Ralph Lauren. Which makes sense. What's more American than Polo? Oh, except that they're made in China. Yes, once again, American ideas, Chinese manufacturing. And Congress isn't happy about it. Senate Majority Leader...

Pelosi has a problem with U.S. Olympic uniforms

July 12, 2012 In case you hadn't heard, the uniforms America's Olympic athletes will wear during opening ceremonies later this month in London were made in China and other countries. And House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi isn't a fan. "They should be wearing uniforms that are made in America," she said in response...

Majority approve of Holder contempt vote, but say it was political

July 9, 2012 A majority of Americans are just fine with the House vote last month to cite Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, but an even bigger majority believe the vote was to "gain political advantage." That's according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday, in which 53 percent of...

Minority leader brags about Senate productivity

June 26, 2012 The Senate has had amendments, debates and votes on the floor over the past few months. And that kind of workflow is "almost like an out-of-body experience" for some members, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said. "[The Senate] is working it's way back to the Senate that most of...

Food fight waged over congressional utensils

June 8, 2012 On the Hill, even the kind of cup you prefer can be a weapon on the political battleground. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., wants to ban Styrofoam cups and other items made from the chemical polystyrene from cafeterias throughout the House side (the Democratic-controlled Senate already bans such products on its...