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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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Here's a Photo of President Obama Hugging a Nurse Who Survived Ebola

October 24, 2014 Maybe America doesn't need an Ebola czar. It just needs a hugger in chief. On Friday, President Obama warmly embraced Nina Pham, one of the two Dallas nurses who contracted Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, inside the Oval Office. Pham contracted the highly contagious and potentially deadly virus from ...

An Ode to the White House Website, Circa 1995

October 21, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Such simplicity. Such old-timey charm. Such HTML. The original White House website—which has, blessedly, been preserved for posterity by the National Archives—is a time capsule from the early days of the World Wide Web. "Twenty years ago today the first White House web site appeared, and several updated versions of ...

An Ebola Visa Ban Isn't Perfect. But It's Better Than a Full Travel Ban.

October 21, 2014 Amid growing panic about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Republicans in Congress are shifting away from wanting to impose a blanket travel ban from countries affected by the disease, and moving toward limiting visas from those countries. While banning visas may seem like a watered-down travel ban, it would ...

What Exactly Does an Administration 'Czar' Do?

October 17, 2014 It sounds like something out of Anna Karenina. The Obama administration is going to name a "czar" to combat the spread of Ebola in the United States. President Obama will soon announce the appointment of Ron Klain as his administration's "Ebola czar," CNN reported Friday morning. Klain has served as ...

Treasury Department Designates 11 People as Terrorists

September 25, 2014 As the United Nations General Assembly gathered in New York City on Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury Department designated 11 people and one "front group" as terrorists. According to the U.S. government, the newly named terrorists have worked with terrorist groups including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, al-Qaida and ...

Justice Has Indicted Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino for Tax Evasion

September 24, 2014 The press release from the Justice Department was written in all caps: MICHAEL "THE SITUATION" AND MARC SORRENTINO INDICTED FOR TAX CRIMES INVOLVING $8.9 MILLION INCOME. Indeed, the former Jersey Shore abdomen-flasher, along with his brother and manager Marc, have been indicted for tax evasion, and are under arrest. The ...

The Emergence of Hillary Clinton, 2014 Cheerleader

September 22, 2014 Hillary Clinton's speech before the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Conference on Friday afternoon was nearly cookie-cut from remarks she gave Thursday about economic inequality in the United States. But this time around, her pitch about economic equality had more of a political bent. After being criticized for not stumping ...

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 ...