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Kaveh Waddell Kaveh Waddell is a staff correspondent for National Journal, where he previously conducted policy research​. A native of Seattle, he studied international politics and economics at Middlebury College
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Obama Calls for Regulations After Drone Crashes Near White House

January 27, 2015 President Obama on Tuesday emphasized a need for regulations on commercial drones, just a day after a drone crash-landed near the White House. The regulations should ensure that drones are operated safely and do not violate others' privacy, the president said. Obama said he directed federal agencies such as the ...

Obama to Agencies: We Need More Regulations on Commercial Drone Use

January 27, 2015 President Obama on Tuesday emphasized a need for regulations on commercial drones, just a day after a drone crash-landed near the White House. The regulations should ensure that drones are operated safely and do not violate others' privacy, the president said. Obama said he directed federal agencies such as the ...

After Drone Crashes in its Backyard, White House Calls for New Regulations

January 27, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Obama on Tuesday emphasized a need for regulations on commercial drones, just a day after a drone crash-landed near the White House. The regulations should ensure that drones are operated safely and do not violate others' privacy, the president said. Obama said he directed federal agencies such as the ...

Instability in Yemen Could Delay Guantanamo's Closing

January 26, 2015 The collapse of the Yemeni government, whose president tendered his resignation Thursday after a days-long siege on his residence, poses a challenge to a number of President Obama's priorities in the Middle East, among them a drone program that relied on the Yemenis' cooperation to carry out hundreds of strikes ...

Barack Obama and David Cameron Speak Out After Terrorism in Europe

January 16, 2015 After a tumultuous two weeks of terror and emotional responses in Europe, British Prime Minister David Cameron is in Washington to meet with President Obama, largely about security and cyber issues. On Friday, they used a joint news conference to show off the strengths of their "special relationship" to the ...

Lawmakers Want Investigation of VA Hospital Known as 'Candy Land'

January 14, 2015 Members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation are jumping on an investigative report that suggests that doctors at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs hospital prescribed pain medication to patients "like candy." Republicans Sen. Ron Johnson and Rep. Sean Duffy on Wednesday called for an investigation into a Veterans Affairs hospital in Tomah, ...

Lawmakers Call for Investigation of Veterans Hospital Accused of Distributing Pain Medication 'Like Candy'

January 14, 2015 Members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation are jumping on an investigative report that suggests that doctors at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs hospital prescribed pain medication to patients "like candy." Republicans Sen. Ron Johnson and Rep. Sean Duffy on Wednesday called for an investigation into a Veterans Affairs hospital in Tomah, ...

White House: France Must Remain Vigilant Against Terrorism

January 9, 2015 After a week of harrowing terrorist attacks in France, President Obama encouraged the country to stay strong. "The French government continues to face the threat of terrorism and has to remain vigilant," the president said in Knoxville, Tenn., on Friday, at the start of a scheduled speech about higher education. ...

New GOP Congress Targets Increased Sanctions on Iran

January 7, 2015 Congressional Republicans have long railed against President Obama's approach to nuclear negotiations with Iran. Now that the GOP has control of both the House and Senate, they're preparing to confront him on the matter this month. As the 114th Congress sorts out its priorities, voting on the Keystone XL pipeline ...

Feinstein Sends Obama Instructions for Stopping the 'Future Use of Torture'

January 5, 2015 Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein is calling on President Obama to help "prevent the use future use of torture" by the U.S. government, a move that comes on the heels of her panel's release of its investigation into the CIA's now-defunct "enhanced interrogation" program. In a letter sent to Obama ...