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

December 5, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry is reportedly 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...

Ted Cruz Pushes the House To Have All-Out Spending Fight On Obama Immigration Action

December 3, 2014 Sen. Ted Cruz is playing de facto House conservatives leader once again. Taking the podium Wednesday at an outdoors presser beside the House's most vocal border security hawks, Reps. Steve King and Michele Bachmann, Cruz slid comfortably back into a familiar place: being a thorn in the side of elected...

Republicans Move Forward With Year-Long Funding Bill … for Most Agencies

December 2, 2014 House Republicans floated a three-part plan Tuesday to fund most of the government through the end of the fiscal year, temporarily fund the Homeland Security Department, and vote to symbolically rebuke President Obama for his executive order on immigration. Speaker John Boehner told the GOP Conference in a closed-door meeting...

Only One Redacted Item Is Holding Up the CIA's Torture Report

November 24, 2014 Backroom negotiations over the release of a long-delayed Senate report on the George W. Bush administration's use of so-called "enhanced interrogation" practices are again hitting a wall. Senators involved with the report and their staffs have insisted that an executive summary of their findings will be released publicly before Republicans...

Time Is Running Out on the CIA Torture Report

November 24, 2014 Backroom negotiations over the release of a long-delayed Senate report on the George W. Bush administration's use of so-called "enhanced interrogation" practices are again hitting a wall. Senators involved with the report and their staffs have insisted that an executive summary of their findings will be released publicly before Republicans...

Obama Sets Out to Change 'Broken' Immigration System On His Own

November 20, 2014 Sidestepping Congress, Obama delivered the largest protection for undocumented immigrants the community has seen in nearly 30 years. He's fulfilling Democrats' and advocates' countless calls for a "big and bold" executive order, while assuring a bitter confrontation between Republican leaders on Capitol Hill and the executive branch. "All of us...

Republicans See an Upside to a Government Shutdown Over Immigration

November 20, 2014 President Obama will act unilaterally on immigration Thursday night, a move that will spin Republicans into a frenzy as they access their options to stop the administration from halting the deportations of millions of undocumented immigrants. Many Republicans want to include language to block Obama's executive action in an upcoming...

Why Republicans May Have the Most to Lose Over Obama’s Immigration Action

November 14, 2014 The first real test for the new Republican leadership is coming as President Obama prepares to go it alone on immigration. Obama escalated his threat Friday during his trip to Myanmar, telling reporters that Congress has had "ample opportunity" to act and that he plans to move forward no later...

Joe Biden Says the US and Israel Are Friends. And Sometimes Friends Fight

November 10, 2014 Vice President Joe Biden sought to smooth over U.S.-Israeli relations Monday in an address to the the Jewish Federations of North America. Nearly two weeks after a senior Obama administration official called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "a chickenshit" in an interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, Biden attempted to...

Obama Will Reportedly Nominate Loretta Lynch to Replace Eric Holder as Attorney General

November 7, 2014 President Obama is expected to appoint Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general, CNN reported Friday morning. She would succeed Eric Holder, who announced in September he would step down once a successor is confirmed. If confirmed, Lynch would be the first female African-American attorney general. The White House would...