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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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Congress: Drone Strikes Are Here to Stay

April 24, 2015 The White House's drone program is not going anywhere. The Obama administration revealed Thursday that two hostages—including one American—were killed in a counterterrorism incident earlier this year and two other Americans who were known to be working with al-Qaida were also killed, accidentally. The Wall Street Journalreported Thursday that a...

Despite Accidental Deaths This Week, Congress Says Drone Strikes Are Here to Stay

April 24, 2015 The White House's drone program is not going anywhere. The Obama administration revealed Thursday that two hostages—including one American—were killed in a counterterrorism incident earlier this year and two other Americans who were known to be working with al-Qaida were also killed, accidentally. The Wall Street Journalreported Thursday that a...

McCain: New ISIS War Powers Request 'Is Not Going Anywhere'

April 22, 2015 John McCain, the chairman of the Senate's Armed Services Committee, is not even pretending that Congress will pass an Authorization to Use Military Force against ISIS. "Obviously, it is not going anywhere," McCain says of the president's three-year plan that was sent to Capitol Hill in February. "The proposal was...

The AUMF Was Always a Political Disaster

April 22, 2015 John McCain, the chairman of the Senate's Armed Services Committee, is not even pretending that Congress will pass an Authorization to Use Military Force against ISIS. "Obviously, it is not going anywhere," McCain says of the president's three-year plan that was sent to Capitol Hill in February. "The proposal was...

GOP's National Security Outsider Rand Paul Launches 2016 Bid

April 7, 2015 When it comes to foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul has spent the last several years in Congress challenging his party's definition of what it means to be a Republican. Despite being from the party often thought of as the home of defense hawks and ballooning defense budgets, Paul has spent...

Is America Heading Toward a Border Crisis?

April 3, 2015 Central American kids are not coming across the U.S. southern border at the record rate they were a year ago, but the crisis is not over. So far this year—a point when the uptick was just beginning last year—the number of migrants coming across America's border has stabilized. While many...

Defense Trumps Domestic Programs as House Passes GOP Budget

March 26, 2015 House leaders got to enjoy the long-sought spoils of legislative victory Wednesday when they passed a budget proposal 228-199. Fiscal conservatives and defense hawks united to pass an outline with increased defense spending, giving House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Republican Whip Steve Scalise the ability to...

Welcome to the House GOP's Budget Improv

March 24, 2015 Welcome to the House GOP improv. After changing course repeatedly in the last week, House Republicans are gearing up for a vote Wednesday on two different budgets, a strategy designed to give both defense hawks and fiscal conservatives buy-in on the party's economic vision. And it looked Tuesday morning as...

Senate Leaves Lynch Nomination Unfinished

March 20, 2015 A bipartisan duo of women senators is trying to salvage the Senate's human-trafficking bill and proceed to a vote on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch by stripping out a reference to controversial abortion language, but they don't yet have the support of either party's leadership. Now with the Senate adjourning...

Can Congress Be Trusted With America’s Foreign Policy?

March 11, 2015 As the world watches, President Obama is being forced into a national security trust fall with a Congress that he's been unable to count on before. Since the beginning of the year, Congress has dared the president to reject an oil pipeline, and challenged his executive actions on immigration. Now,...