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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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Barbara Mikulski Marks the End of an Era

March 2, 2015 Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced plans Monday morning to retire from the Senate when her term is up next year. Mikulski, the "Dean of the Senate" and the first Democratic woman elected on her own accord—not to fill a vacancy left by a spouse—leaves a long list of legislative accomplishments from...

Mitch McConnell Announces a Vote on a Clean DHS Funding Bill Is Coming

February 24, 2015 The impasse over a Department of Homeland Security Bill could come to an end soon. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, stood against conservatives in his ranks Tuesday and announced he plans to bring forward a clean, longer-term funding bill to the floor this week in an effort to stop a potential...

The Debate About ISIS War Powers Means Trouble for Rand Paul

February 12, 2015 For months, Sen. Rand Paul has been calling on Congress to step up, do its job, and debate a resolution to give President Obama official authorization to defeat ISIS. "I believe the President must come to Congress to begin a war and that Congress has a duty to act. Right...

GOP Awaits Obama's ISIS Battle Plan

February 10, 2015 Discussions between the White House and Hill leaders intensified Tuesday over giving President Obama the authority to combat the threat of ISIS around the world, even as key details of the administration's proposal remained secret. Though some Republicans remain wary of Obama's intentions, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker said...

In Vox Interview, Obama Sets Limits on What a President Can Accomplish

February 9, 2015 n his final two years as president, Barack Obama wants Americans to know he's constrained. In an interview with Vox released Monday, Obama laid out his obstacles. He's got Republicans in Congress inhibiting him from increasing the federal minimum wage. And overseas, Obama remains dubious of entangling the U.S. in...

For Obama, US Military Intervention Remains a 'Temptation to Be Resisted'

February 9, 2015 In his final two years as president, Barack Obama wants Americans to know he's constrained. In an interview with Vox released Monday, Obama laid out his obstacles. He's got Republicans in Congress inhibiting him from increasing the federal minimum wage. And overseas, Obama remains dubious of entangling the U.S. in...

These Are Republicans' Options for Averting a Shutdown at DHS

February 6, 2015 With just two legislative weeks to go before the Homeland Security Department shuts down, Republicans still don't have a plan. For the third time, Democrats blocked a funding bill that would keep the department running on Thursday, and they show no signs of letting up. If Democrats remain unwilling to...

Homeland Security Bill Stalls in the Senate, Threatening Shutdown

February 4, 2015 Mitch McConnell gave conservatives their shot Tuesday—a vote on a tough bill that would roll back President Obama's immigration policies. Now he has a choice to make. A House-passed Department of Homeland Security funding bill failed to overcome a procedural vote, getting only 51 of the 60 votes needed to...

DHS Spending Bill Stalls in the Senate As Deadline for a Partial Shutdown Draws Closer

February 3, 2015 A Department of Homeland Security funding bill failed to overcome a procedural vote 51-48 Tuesday that would have rolled back Obama's executive action on immigration and placed DREAMers and millions of other immigrants back at risk of deportation. Now, Sen. Mitch McConnell will face his first major test as the...

Here are Seven Things in Obama's Budget That Are Not Going to Happen

February 2, 2015 The president's budget is his opening argument, an offer, a blueprint and, in the end, a liberal wish list that is likely to be brushed off or ignored by the Republican-controlled Congress. But in the budget, not all items are created equal. Here are some of the president's proposals that...