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Josh Kraushaar

Josh Kraushaar Josh Kraushaar is the political editor for National Journal, and pens the weekly "Against the Grain" column.
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Democrats’ Biggest Vulnerability In 2016: National Security

December 8, 2015 The dis­con­nect between Pres­id­ent Obama and the Amer­ic­an pub­lic on the ur­gency of the IS­IS threat is a prob­lem for his party in 2016, es­pe­cially for Hil­lary Clin­ton. Demo­crats are at risk of polit­ic­ally mar­gin­al­iz­ing them­selves on na­tion­al se­cur­ity in the run-up to the 2016 pres­id­en­tial elec­tion, ca­ter­ing to a...

Does Hillary Clinton Have a Problem With Male Voters?

October 8, 2015 When Hil­lary Clin­ton entered the pres­id­en­tial race, she ex­pec­ted to win over­whelm­ing sup­port among wo­men in her bid to be­come the first fe­male pres­id­ent. In­stead, she’s find­ing out that an un­pre­ced­en­ted level of res­ist­ance to her can­did­acy among men is un­der­min­ing the con­ven­tion­al wis­dom that she’d be the strongest Demo­crat­ic...

Debate Divides Candidates on National Security

September 17, 2015 Na­tion­al se­cur­ity di­vided the 11 Re­pub­lic­an can­did­ates in­to two camps dur­ing Wed­nes­day night’s de­bate: those who looked like fu­ture com­mand­ers in chief and those who looked un­ready for prime time. Sen. Marco Ru­bio of Flor­ida, des­pite lim­ited speak­ing time, made the most of it with a thor­ough re­sponse on deal­ing...

Congressional Democrats Not Yet Sold On Iran Deal

August 19, 2015 One of the most fascinating political-science experiments in recent years was conducted in 2013 by two of the most-respected pollsters in the business, Democrat Mark Mellman and Republican Whit Ayres. They presented two groups of respondents with two different education proposals, labeling one as the Republican plan and another as...

Obama's Foreign Policy Is Hurting Hillary Clinton's 2016 Chances

July 15, 2015 President Obama has taken two huge political risks when it comes to his second-term foreign policy. He's sought to normalize relations with Cuba, demanding few changes in the dictatorship's human-rights record while granting the country diplomatic recognition. And on Tuesday, he cut a controversial nuclear deal with Iran, one that's...

Here’s Why Hillary Clinton Is Staying Quiet on National Security

June 19, 2015 When it comes to the politics of national security, Republicans and Democrats are worlds apart. Not only do they differ on the threat posed by Islamic terrorism and the appropriate tactics to defeat it, but they don't even agree—at least publicly—on how significant an issue it will be in the...

National Security Eclipses Economy as Voters' Top Concern, GOP Poll Finds

April 15, 2015 A GOP poll is reinforcing Republican strategists' conviction that foreign policy will be a major issue in 2016—one the party believes it can wield to its advantage against Democratic congressional candidates and Hillary Clinton. The internal survey, conducted by the GOP firm OnMessage, found that security issues ranked first on...

Hillary Clinton Is Learning All the Wrong Lessons From Obama

April 15, 2015 Hillary Clinton is clearly looking to emulate President Obama's historic 2008 campaign as she makes a second bid for the White House. Her kickoff campaign video features the very constituencies that Obama effortlessly energized in his first bid for office—working women, minorities, gay voters. She's hired several of Obama's top...

Your Opinion About the Iran Deal Means Nothing to Obama

March 19, 2015 Throughout the contentious debate between the White House and Congress over the Iran nuclear negotiations, one important piece of the equation has been largely overlooked: American public opinion. If voters were confident that President Obama was striking a good deal with Iran that would prevent Tehran from getting nuclear weapons,...

Four Reasons Why Romney Is a 2016 Long-Shot

January 16, 2015 When Mitt Romney speaks at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting Friday evening, it will be the first time that he's addressing his newfound interest in another presidential campaign. It will also be his first chance to offer party stalwarts an effective argument for why he thinks he'd be able...