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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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McConnell: I Won’t Back Down From a Fight With Obama

January 7, 2015 In his first official speech as Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell finally stepped into his role, laid out his vision, and addressed his upcoming battle against President Obama head on. "If President Obama is interested in a historic achievement of his own, this can be his time as well," McConnell...

Marco Rubio Seizes on Cuba Decision To Raise His National Security Profile Ahead of 2016

December 18, 2014 On Cuba, Sen. Marco Rubio has found a foreign policy cause to speak on with authority. In a bold statement against the Obama administration, Rubio held a press conference Wednesday blasting the president's move to relax trade and diplomatic restrictions that have existed between the U.S. and Cuba since the...

Former Staffer to Oversight Subcommittee Chair Sues, Alleging Sexual Harassment

December 17, 2014 A former employee is suing the office of Rep. Blake Farenthold for gender discrimination and creating a hostile work environment, alleging the Texas Republican sexually harassed and wrongfully fired her. According to court documents filed Monday and first discovered by the National Law Journal, the congressman "regularly drank to excess"...

Will Congress Investigate Drone Killings Next?

December 12, 2014 In the aftermath of the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report focused on Bush-era techniques, the Obama administration's own counterterrorism practices are coming under increased scrutiny. Gruesome details of forced rectal feedings without medical necessity, waterboarding, and sleep deprivation were chronicled in the report's executive summary, dredging up...

After Torture, Will the Senate Begin Investigating Drone Killings?

December 12, 2014 In the aftermath of the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report focused on Bush-era techniques, the Obama administration's own counterterrorism practices are coming under increased scrutiny. Gruesome details of forced rectal feedings without medical necessity, waterboarding, and sleep deprivation were chronicled in the report's executive summary, dredging up...

Udall Calls for CIA Director's Resignation

December 10, 2014 In a career-defining speech, Sen. Mark Udall took to the Senate floor Wednesday to discuss a largely classified internal CIA investigation into the agency's Bush-era "enhanced interrogation techniques," and to call for the current CIA director's resignation. Udall, an outbound Democrat from Colorado, began highlighting key conclusions from the CIA's...

On the Torture Report, the President Can't Win

December 9, 2014 Tuesday's imminent release of the Senate's investigation into the CIA's harsh George W. Bush-era interrogation practices is further challenging President Obama's civil-liberties legacy. As a candidate in 2008, Obama was seen as the liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton and a guardian against the counterterrorism policies of the Bush administration. In...

On the CIA Torture Report, Obama Can't Win

December 9, 2014 Tuesday's imminent release of the Senate's investigation into the CIA's harsh George W. Bush-era interrogation practices is further challenging President Obama's civil-liberties legacy. As a candidate in 2008, Obama was seen as the liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton and a guardian against the counterterrorism policies of the Bush administration. In...

John Kerry Is Trying to Stall the Release of the CIA Torture Report

December 8, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry is pleading with the Senate to delay its imminent release of a landmark investigation into the George W. Bush administration's controversial torture and rendition practices. Kerry called the Senate Intelligence Committee's chairwoman, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Friday morning with concerns that the report could jeopardize fragile...

Obama Officially Selects Ash Carter to Lead Pentagon

December 5, 2014 President Obama officially announced Ashton Carter to be his nominee for Defense secretary Friday. Carter served in the No. 2 job at the Pentagon as deputy Defense secretary between 2011 and 2013. He was a top official at DOD during the first five years of Obama's presidency. "I relied on...