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Krishnadev Calamur is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees news coverage. He is a former editor and reporter at NPR and the author of Murder in Mumbai.
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Congress Returns From Its Recess, And a Government Shutdown Looms

September 8, 2015 Lawmakers return to Washington today from their summer recess, and the upcoming session is already being billed a “countdown to shutdown.” Republican leaders have lost the fight over the nuclear deal with Iran. Their next challenge is funding for Planned Parenthood. My colleague Russell Berman has the state of play:...

New York Times: Defense IG Examines if Analysis of Progress Against ISIS in Iraq Was Skewed

August 26, 2015 The Pentagon’s inspector general is looking into allegations that military officials skewed intelligence assessments about the U.S.-led campaign in Iraq against ISIS to make them seem optimistic, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing several officials familiar with the investigation. Here’s more from the newspaper: The investigation began after at...

Ferguson's Municipal Courts Overhauled by Judge's Order

August 25, 2015 A municipal judge in Ferguson, Missouri, has announced the withdrawal of all warrants issued before December 31, 2014. Judge Donald McCullin’s order affects nearly 10,000 warrants, Stephanie Karr, municipal prosecutor for Ferguson, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Additionally, the newspaper reported, the state’s Department of Revenue will reinstate licenses that...

Top Admiral Opens the Door to Women Joining the Navy SEALs

August 19, 2015 The Navy’s top admiral tells Defense News and the Navy Times “there is no reason” why women cannot join the elite Navy SEALs if they can pass the notoriously difficult training program. “Why shouldn’t anybody who can meet these [standards] be accepted? And the answer is, there is no reason,”...

New EPA Rules Would Cut Methane Emissions From Oil and Natural-Gas Industries

August 18, 2015 The Environment Protection Agency is proposing a new rule that would reduce methane emissions from oil and natural-gas drilling by 40 to 45 percent of 2012 levels by 2025. The rules would also amend existing regulations and be applicable throughout the oil and natural gas industry, including in production, processing,...

The Tangled Web Pennsylvania's Attorney General Allegedly Wove

August 7, 2015 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was charged Thursday with leaking grand-jury documents in order to embarrass a political rival—and then lying about it to another grand jury in an attempted coverup. “Kane devised a scheme to secretly leak confidential information and secret grand jury items directly to media,” Risa Ferman,...