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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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Ash Carter's Confirmation Hearing Is Not About Ash Carter

February 4, 2015 Like Loretta Lynch, Ashton Carter is not a controversial Obama administration cabinet nominee. And like Lynch, Carter presented himself as a partner to the Senate committee that will help determine whether he is confirmed as the country's 25th secretary of defense. "I pledge to make needed change in the Pentagon...

Loretta Lynch tells Senate: I Won't Always Agree With Obama

January 28, 2015 It's the first day of Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing, and Democrats want to make sure their Republican colleagues don't make it about something else. "I hope we all remember that she is the nominee for attorney general," said Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday....

Boehner Invites Israeli Prime Minister To Address Congress Next Month

January 21, 2015 President Obama warned Congress last night that he would veto any sanctions legislation on Iran, saying it would derail U.S. negotiations with the Middle East. But John Boehner isn't ready to sit out the battle over Iran's nuclear program, and on Wednesday, he invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to...

Joni Ernst Is Delivering the GOP Response to the State of the Union

January 15, 2015 Before she arrived in Washington, Joni Ernst was until recently best knownfor her childhood spent castrating hogs in Iowa. And next week, the freshman senator from Iowa will be known for delivering the GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address. The announcement that Ernst would deliver the...

White House on No-Show: 'We Should Have Sent Someone With a Higher Profile' to Paris

January 12, 2015 On Sunday, more than 40 world leaders joined millions of people in marches across France in a show of solidarity after a week of deadly terrorist attacks. President Obama wasn't there—and the White House now says someone from Washington should have been. "Some have asked whether or not the United...

Obama’s No-Show in Paris March Was a 'Mistake,' White House Says

January 12, 2015 On Sunday, more than 40 world leaders joined millions of people in marches across France in a show of solidarity after a week of deadly terrorist attacks. President Obama wasn't there—and the White House now says someone from Washington should have been. "Some have asked whether or not the United...

U.S. Central Command’s Twitter Account Appears to Be Hacked

January 12, 2015 Hackers appeared to strike the Twitter account of the U.S. Central Command on Monday afternoon, tweeting threatening messages and images from @CENTCOM. About 40 minutes after the first tweet appeared, the account has been suspended. The avatar and cover photo of the @CENTCOM account had originally been changed to feature...

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...