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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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Americans Like Hillary Clinton a Lot Less Now Than When She Was Secretary of State

June 11, 2014 Most people like Hillary Clinton. They've named her as their "most admired woman" 18 times. And her favorability rating, which has dropped 5 points since February, remains positive, according to a new Gallup Poll. But Americans liked Clinton a lot better when she was secretary of State, before she became...

The U.S. Is Sending Military Advisers to Ukraine

June 6, 2014 U.S. military advisers are heading to Ukraine, the Air Force Times reports. The small team will be there to assess "mid- and long-term needs for defense reform," a Pentagon official tells Chuck Vinch. The White House has slowly been rolling out its assistance to Ukraine since early March, including a...

Obama on Bergdahl Swap: I Make No Apologies

June 5, 2014 An American soldier's release from Taliban captivity first drew celebration, then criticism, and now, a lot of confusion. The White House, however, knows where it stands. "We do not leave anybody wearing the American uniform behind. We had a prisoner of war whose health had deteriorated, and we were deeply...

Snowden: I Wasn’t a ‘Low-Level’ Employee at NSA

June 3, 2014 Almost a year after Edward Snowden revealed himself as the man who blew the whistle on the National Security Agency, some people are still wondering how he had access to so many classified intelligence documents. After all, Snowden was young. He was just a contractor. "How did a 29-year-old have...

Edward Snowden: I Had More Access Than Almost Any Other Official in the Intelligence Community

June 3, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Almost a year after Edward Snowden revealed himself as the man who blew the whistle on the National Security Agency, some people are still wondering how he had access to so many classified intelligence documents. After all, Snowden was young. He was just a contractor. "How did a 29-year-old have...

The U.S. Is Building Its New London Embassy on a Stone-Age Campground

May 30, 2014 Four years ago, a Philadelphia architecture firm won the right to design the new United States Embassy building in London. And in the last year, archaeologists monitoring the construction site have discovered tools, charred remains of campfires, and even animal bones dating back 800,000 years to the Stone Age, LiveScience...

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Is Stepping Down

May 30, 2014 Obama announced that Carney will be stepping down as press secretary after three years, and will be replaced by deputy press secretary Josh Earnest. "Jay has become one of my closest friends, and is a great press secretary and a great adviser," the president said. "He's got good judgment. He...

Here's the Man Who Will Replace Shinseki at the VA

May 30, 2014 Calls for the Veterans Affairs secretary to step down amid a growing scandal have been answered: Eric Shinseki will resign. President Obama said Friday that he has accepted the resignation of Shinseki, a four-star general who has been the face of confirmed allegations of health care mismanagement at more than...

Iranian Hackers Target U.S. Military Officials With Elaborate Social Media Scam

May 29, 2014 It was the "most elaborate social-engineering campaign" these security researchers had ever seen. A new report from iSight Partners, a Dallas-based computer-security firm, exposed on Thursday a three-year cyberespionage campaign carried out by Iranian hackers. The digital attacks, which infected about 2,000 U.S. personal computers since 2011, targeted members of...

Here’s Your Primer For The Ukrainian Presidential Election

May 23, 2014 It has been a long five months in Ukraine, and you've probably heard a lot about it. Its president was ousted after violent street protests, Russia took over an entire chunk of its territory, and separatist groups have wreaked havoc in its cities to the east. On Sunday, all of...