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Emma Roller

National Journal Emma Roller is a staff correspondent for National Journal. Before joining, Emma previously worked at Slate, where she wrote for and edited the Weigel and Moneybox blogs. Her work has also appeared in The New Republic, National Public Radio, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Emma graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she served as editor in chief of the Daily Cardinal, one of UW's two independent daily student newspapers. Ask her about cheese curds.
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Virginia Court Strikes Down State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

July 28, 2014 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Virginia has struck down that state's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional, by a 2-1 vote. The decision Monday upheld a ruling by U.S. Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen in February that found the ban violates the U.S. Constitution's equal protection ...

All Clear at the White House After Lockdown

July 17, 2014 A lockdown at the White House has been called off, according to the Associated Press. At least one story from Thursday appears to have been easily resolved. ABC News was reporting that the White House has been placed on lockdown, with reporters being told to remain in the press area. ...

Jon Stewart Gave Hillary Clinton an Impromptu Job Aptitude Test

July 16, 2014 As an interviewer, it takes a lot of chutzpah to cut off Hillary Clinton mid-sentence. But that's exactly what The Daily Show's Jon Stewart did Tuesday night when he sat down across from the former secretary of State to talk about her book, Hard Choices. The 2016 question inevitably came ...

4 Times the Federal Government Held State Highway Funding Hostage

July 16, 2014 The federal government can't force states to comply with all of its whims. But it certainly has the means to put the pressure on. Congress is debating how to extend funding for the Highway Trust Fund, the money that has in the past acted as the federal government's muscle in ...

How Rand Paul Is Trying to Win Over the Right on Foreign Policy

July 2, 2014 Sen. Rand Paul has a new an op-ed in the National Review calling for increased U.S. support for Israel, and giving grist to the idea that he is an inevitable 2016 candidate. If he is indeed planning to run for president in 2016, the column gives us a good preview ...

The Supreme Court Just Dealt a Devastating Blow to Public Unions

June 30, 2014 The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision on Monday that mandatory public union dues violate some members' First Amendment rights. In the ruling on Harris v. Quinn, Justice Samuel Alito wrote that the precedent that had upheld the state of Illinois' right to require membership dues was shaky. The ...

The Suspected Ringleader of the Benghazi Attacks Is in U.S. Custody

June 17, 2014 One of the suspected architects of the September 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was captured over the weekend by U.S. Special Operations. The man, Ahmed Abu Khattala, was taken by American troops near Benghazi. The Washington Post first reported the raid Tuesday morning. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear ...

U.S. Forces Capture Benghazi Suspect

June 17, 2014 One of the suspected architects of the September 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was captured over the weekend by U.S. Special Operations, The Washington Post reports. The man, Ahmed Abu Khattala, was taken by American troops near Benghazi. The Pentagon press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, confirmed ...

Bowe Bergdahl's Prison Letters Reveal His Frustrations With the Army

June 13, 2014 The Daily Beast has obtained copies of two letters Bowe Bergdahl wrote to his family from a "Taliban prison" in 2012 and 2013. The website received the letters from "sources in contact with the Taliban." The first letter, dated Nov. 27, 2012, is more philosophical and encourages his family to ...

Google Is Making It Harder for the Government to Spy on Your Emails

June 6, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Edward Snowden's biggest fear about leaking the secrets of the National Security Agency's surveillance, he said via video at an event Thursday, was that no one would care. The hundreds of people who gathered to see him talk on a screen spoke to the contrary. The Personal Democracy Forum, hosted ...