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Lauren Fox

Lauren Fox is a staff correspondent for National Journal. Previously she was an associate editor at U.S. News and World Report, where she covered Congress, immigration, gun policy and politics. Her work has also appeared in the Atlantic, Salon, Bustle and more. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 2011 where she served as the Managing Editor of the school's paper the Oregon Daily Emerald.
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Facing Divisions at Home and Wars Abroad, Obama May Go It Alone for His Final Stretch

November 11, 2015 Pres­id­ent Obama is in leg­acy over­drive. In the course of about a month, the ad­min­is­tra­tion has re­jec­ted the Key­stone XL pipeline, moved to close down the de­ten­tion cen­ter at Guantanamo Bay, and struck one of the largest trade agree­ments ever, known as the Trans-Pa­cific Part­ner­ship. With only a year left...

Debate Shows Republican Schism on Immigration

November 11, 2015 Rarely has the Re­pub­lic­an Party’s split on im­mig­ra­tion been as clear as Tues­day night, when the GOP’s high-pro­file can­did­ates clashed over what to do about mil­lions of un­doc­u­mented im­mig­rants liv­ing in the United States. Busi­ness mogul Don­ald Trump un­leashed his im­mig­ra­tion talk­ing points on stage. Amer­ica needed a wall, he...

Can Paul Ryan Be Speaker and Still be Home for Family Dinner?

November 1, 2015 Paul Ry­an was al­most there, but after weeks of Re­pub­lic­ans beg­ging him to step in and solve their messy search for a House speak­er, a nag­ging con­cern could hold him back: Would he, the fath­er of chil­dren aged 10, 12, and 13, be able to handle the job’s in­tense fun­drais­ing...

How Paul Ryan Is Changing the Conversation About Family Time for Public Servants

October 27, 2015 Rep. Cyn­thia Lum­mis was in the throes of her reelec­tion cam­paign in Wyom­ing last Oc­to­ber when her hus­band, Alv­in Wieder­spahn, died sud­denly. He was just 65 years old. Lum­mis couldn’t even find his will as she took on a new load of re­spons­ib­il­ity. She had to shore up her hus­band’s...

Freedom Caucus Gives Paul Ryan a Majority —but Not a Mandate

October 22, 2015 Rep. Paul Ry­an made sig­ni­fic­ant in­roads with House con­ser­vat­ives after a day of meet­ings and as­sur­ances, yet that may still not be enough to garner the un­an­im­ous sup­port he de­mands as a con­di­tion to run­ning for speak­er. At a private meet­ing Wed­nes­day even­ing, about two-thirds of the con­ser­vat­ive House Free­dom...

The Freedom Caucus Is Not Ready for Paul Ryan Just Yet

October 21, 2015 Rep. Paul Ry­an still has a lot of con­vin­cing to do to win the sup­port of the Free­dom Caucus. House Speak­er John Boehner, however, thinks Ry­an is up to the task. “I think Paul is go­ing to get the sup­port he is look­ing for,” Boehner told re­port­ers dur­ing a Wed­nes­day...

Ryan Willing to Serve as Speaker—if He Gets What He Wants

October 21, 2015 Rep. Paul Ry­an still isn’t a yes. But he’s get­ting close. After weeks of an­guish with­in his con­fer­ence over who could feas­ibly lead the frag­men­ted Re­pub­lic­an con­fer­ence, Ry­an presen­ted his GOP col­leagues Tues­day night with a series of con­di­tions un­der which he would be will­ing to serve as speak­er. Though...

Why Even Paul Ryan Cannot Save Republicans

October 15, 2015 Paul Ry­an left Wash­ing­ton last week with a de­cision to make. Even as the House Ways and Means chair­man re­peatedly de­clared he would not seek the speak­er’s gavel, rank-and-file mem­bers were re­lent­less. House Speak­er John Boehner ap­proached him. Many mem­bers dropped his name on cable news and hailed him as...

House Republicans Leave Washington With No Answers

October 13, 2015 House Re­pub­lic­ans left Wash­ing­ton for the weeklong Colum­bus Day re­cess Fri­day with no path­way for end­ing the polit­ic­al tu­mult and un­cer­tainty in their lead­er­ship ranks. But mem­bers are not abandon­ing hope that Rep. Paul Ry­an, who many call the closest thing that frac­tious Re­pub­lic­ans have to a con­sensus pick for...

House Republicans Are Waiting for Paul Ryan to Make Up His Mind

October 9, 2015 House Re­pub­lic­ans met Fri­day morn­ing after a day of chaos Thursday that saw House Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Kev­in Mc­Carthy sud­denly drop his bid to suc­ceed John Boehner as speak­er of the House. And their hopes have largely turned to a man who only the day be­fore said, not for the first...