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Matt Berman Matt Berman is a news editor at National Journal. Before joining National Journal, he managed social media on the communications team at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Prior to Carnegie, Matt worked in digital roles at The Faster Times, Newsweek International, Talking Points Memo, and Salon. Matt graduated from the George Washington University with a B.A. in Political Science.
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Obama on Ukraine's Pro-Russia Separatists: 'What Are They Trying to Hide?'

July 21, 2014 Echoing frustrations felt across the world, President Obama called for "immediate and full access to the crash site" of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 from the White House Monday. "We have to make sure that the truth is out," he said. Four days after the crash, the bodies of victims have ...

Kerry Makes the Case Against Russia Over Downed Plane

July 20, 2014 In a full run of the Sunday morning news show gauntlet, Secretary of State John Kerry attempted to push the Obama administration's developing line on Russia after last week's MH17 crash: Everything is on the table. Except troops. On Fox News Sunday, Kerry said that the investigation into the crash ...

John Kerry Makes the U.S. Case Against Russia Over Downed Plane

July 20, 2014 In a full run of the Sunday morning news show gauntlet, Secretary of State John Kerry attempted to push the Obama administration's developing line on Russia after last week's MH17 crash: Everything is on the table. Except troops. On Fox News Sunday, Kerry said that the investigation into the crash ...

Obama: We Know At Least One American Was Killed on Downed Malaysian Flight

July 18, 2014 President Obama confirmed in a news conference Friday that at least one American was killed aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. The citizen, who had dual Dutch-American citizenship, is Quinn Lucas Schansman. "At this point, the individual that I mentioned is the sole person that we can definitively say was a ...

Supreme Court Limits President Obama's Appointment Powers

June 26, 2014 This story has been updated. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to make recess appointments for vacancies in the executive branch. The case, National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning et al., specifically related to three appointments Obama made in 2012 to the ...

Important But Not Worth It, Americans All Over the Map on Iraq

June 24, 2014 There's a big new CBS News/New York Times poll out Tuesday morning that makes one thing very clear: Americans are not very pleased with President Obama's handling of foreign policy, particularly in Iraq. But if anyone wants to look at these numbers and make the case that the will of ...

Americans Are Not Happy With Obama About Iraq. But They Don’t Really Know What to Do.

June 24, 2014 There's a big new CBS News/New York Times poll out Tuesday morning that makes one thing very clear: Americans are not very pleased with President Obama's handling of foreign policy, particularly in Iraq. But if anyone wants to look at these numbers and make the case that the will of ...

The Government Has a Proud, Long History of Reforming Washington's Football Team

June 18, 2014 The decades-long controversy over the Washington Redskins' name has hit a climax. On Wednesday morning, the United States Patent and Trademark Office canceled six federal trademark registrations for the team's name and logo, calling the name "disparaging to Native Americans." The office can't stop the team from using the name, ...

The Suspected Ringleader of the Benghazi Attacks Is in U.S. Custody

June 17, 2014 One of the suspected architects of the September 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was captured over the weekend by U.S. Special Operations. The man, Ahmed Abu Khattala, was taken by American troops near Benghazi. The Washington Post first reported the raid Tuesday morning. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear ...

U.S. Forces Capture Benghazi Suspect

June 17, 2014 One of the suspected architects of the September 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was captured over the weekend by U.S. Special Operations, The Washington Post reports. The man, Ahmed Abu Khattala, was taken by American troops near Benghazi. The Pentagon press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, confirmed ...