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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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Why Hurricane Sandy threatens House GOP more than fiscal cliff

January 3, 2013 House Republicans have taken a broad, political hit over their positioning over the fiscal cliff negotiations. But for campaign committee officials looking to hold control of the House in 2014, the controversy over funding for Hurricane Sandy could do more to threaten the GOP's House majority. New Jersey Gov. Chris ...

What Romney Could Learn From Steve Jobs

September 26, 2012 Rereading Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, it’s hard not be struck by one passage illustrating the late Apple CEO's philosophy about focus groups and survey data: He ignored it. In his mind, he had a vision for what the iPhone should look like, and it ...

Use of Ryan budget in Hill races offers insights

August 13, 2012 Congressional campaigns often serve as an early-warning mechanism to measure voters’ temperature on emerging issues. With House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate, it’s useful to look at several closely contested House races in which Ryan’s budget – and more broadly, the volatile subject of ...

R. Allen Pittman

September 15, 2005 Veterans Affairs R. Allen Pittman Chief Human Capital Officer After being appointed in June 2004 to manage human resources at the Veterans' Affairs Department, Chief Human Capital Officer R. Allen Pittman knew he faced a challenge. About 60 percent of VA's 236,000 employees were eligible for retirement, and he needed ...

Keith Nelson

September 15, 2005 Housing and Urban Development Keith Nelson Assistant Secretary for Administration, Chief Human Capital Officer (Nominee) Pending confirmation by the Senate, Keith Nelson will serve as chief human capital officer for the Housing and Urban Development Department. Nelson, former deputy secretary for management at the Labor Department, succeeds Darlene Williams, who ...

Michell Clark

September 15, 2005 Education Michell Clark Acting Assistant Secretary for Management, Chief Human Capital Officer, Chief Information Officer Michell (pronounced Mi-KELL) Clark is a familiar face at the Education Department. After two years in a deputy role, in August he was promoted to acting assistant secretary for management. As Education's chief human capital ...