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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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Marco Rubio Channels Dick Cheney To Step Up His National Security Game

September 17, 2014 Dick Cheney has finally found the Harry Potter to his Albus Dumbledore—Sen. Marco Rubio. In a speech Wednesday, Rubio, R-Fla., called Edward Snowden a "traitor," outlined an aggressive foreign policy platform, and took some not-so-subtle jabs at President Obama and some of his less-hawkish fellow Republicans. Rubio's speech was sponsored ...

Which States Have the Highest Incarceration Rates?

September 12, 2014 The federal prison population in the U.S. is at an all-time high. Meanwhile, the crime rate in the U.S. is at a historic low. But those two variables may not be as directly linked as it appears on the surface. A new study from the Pew Charitable Trusts looked at ...

President Obama Honors the Families of 9/11 Victims

September 11, 2014 Thirteen years ago, at 9:05 a.m., White House Chief of Staff Andy Card interrupted President George W. Bush, who was reading "The Pet Goat" to a class of schoolchildren in Sarasota, Fla. Card whispered in Bush's ear, "America is under attack." The day after the 9/11 attacks, The Wall Street ...

Dick Cheney Calls Obama's National Security View 'Willfully Blind'

September 10, 2014 The idea that former Vice President Dick Cheney has been chiding President Obama for his foreign policy in Iraq has provoked a considerable amount of side-eye from Democrats—and some Republicans—of late. Speaking on Wednesday at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, Cheney denounced Obama's milquetoast approach, saying his ...

Senate Finds Plenty to Criticize About the 'Militarization' of US Police

September 9, 2014 At a hearing on Tuesday, senators were left with many questions about the state of police militarization around the country. But the hearing did allow for some bipartisan bonding. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.,who led the hearing, fiercely questioned the validity and transparency of the transfer and grant programs that bring ...

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Found Guilty of Corruption

September 4, 2014 A jury found former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell guilty of 11 counts of corruption, including "conspiracy to commit honest-services wire fraud," on Thursday. He faced up to 30 years in prison and 13 criminal counts, but will not receive his sentence until January 6. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were ...

19 Days After Michael Brown's Shooting, Hillary Clinton Weighs In on Ferguson

August 29, 2014 Nearly three weeks after the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old who was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Hillary Clinton weighed in on the unrest in Missouri and, more broadly, the state of racism in America. Speaking at the software company Nexenta in San Francisco ...

No, the Ferguson Police's Weapons Did Not Come From the Pentagon

August 26, 2014 The most iconic image to come out of Ferguson, Mo., in the last two weeks may be one of a lone man in a T-shirt with his hands up, facing a line of heavily armed police officers. After a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, ...

White House Calls James Foley's Murder a 'Terrorist Attack'

August 22, 2014 At a press conference on Friday, a White House adviser said the killing of U.S. photojournalist James Foley by the jihadist group ISIS "absolutely" constituted a terrorist attack against the United States. Foley, who had been held captive by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria since 2012, was beheaded ...

Eric Holder’s Challenge in Ferguson

August 21, 2014 When Eric Holder was a teenager, he was pulled over on the New Jersey Turnpike for speeding and had his car searched. When Holder was in college at Columbia University, he participated in a five-day sit-in to rename a campus building after Malcolm X. And as a federal prosecutor living ...