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Marina Koren Marina Koren is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic. She was previously the news editor at National Journal.
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White House: France Must Remain Vigilant Against Terrorism

January 9, 2015 After a week of harrowing terrorist attacks in France, President Obama encouraged the country to stay strong. "The French government continues to face the threat of terrorism and has to remain vigilant," the president said in Knoxville, Tenn., on Friday, at the start of a scheduled speech about higher education....

In Statement, White House Condemns 'Horrific Shooting' at Paris Newspaper Office

January 7, 2015 Masked gunmen have killed 12 people at the offices of a French satirical newspaper in Paris Wednesday morning. The suspects remain at large. The AP reports that the gunmen shouted "Allahu akbar" during the attack. It's not yet clear how many gunmen conducted the attacks, but the French interior minister...

The Best Joe Biden Quotes From the Senate's First Day

January 6, 2015 Like some kind of political meteor shower, Joe Biden's shining moment comes once every two years. It's the opening day of the new Senate, during which the vice president swears in newly elected and reelected members and greets their families during a mock ceremony. And like streams of meteroids streaking...

The New White House Fence Could Wind Up Being Really, Really Tall

December 18, 2014 A new review of the Secret Service has found that the agency's problems run deeper than White House fence-jumpers. The protective service, an independent panel reported on Thursday, could use more and better-trained officers, better technology, and, most important, leadership that is not Julia Pierson. But the fence, the one...

Obama Speaks on Changes to 'Rigid' Cuba Policy

December 17, 2014 In what President Obama is calling "one of the most significant changes in our policy in more than 50 years," the White House announced Wednesday that it would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. "Neither the American nor Cuban people are well served by a rigid policy that's rooted in events...

This Is How Much the U.S. Has Accomplished in Ebola Preparedness in Only Two Months

December 2, 2014 There are no reported Ebola cases in the United States right now. But should one emerge, the country is more than prepared to handle it. The White House released on Tuesday a comprehensive review of how the domestic and international response to the deadly virus both has changed in the...

Obama Says He Will Walk John Boehner's Nonexistent Dog

November 24, 2014 The president has been offering to wash his detractors' cars and walk their dogs for more than two years. President Obama, in trying to push for compromise on immigration legislation with Republicans, included a favorite joke during a speech on Friday at a Las Vegas high school, where he first...

Who Will Pay Ebola Patients' Medical Bills in the U.S.?

November 24, 2014 The arrival of Ebola in the United States this year led to an unprecedented medical response involving experimental drugs, round-the-clock care, and layers upon layers of protective gear. And none of it has been cheap. Nine people have been treated for the virus in the U.S. since August. Seven recovered....

ISIS Beheads Another American Hostage

November 16, 2014 The Islamic State claims in a new video to have beheaded an American hostage in Syria, the Associated Press reported Sunday morning. Abdul-Rahman Kassig, previously known as Peter, had traveled to the country on a humanitarian mission. He was captured by the terrorist group in October 2013. Kassig, a former...

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...