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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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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 ...

Kerry Warns Russia: The U.S. Is 'Ready to Act'

April 25, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry is not pleased with what Russia is doing in Ukraine. And in a statement Thursday night, he made his displeasure clear. Russia, Kerry said, is not keeping its word. "Having failed to halt a legitimate political process," he said, "Russia has instead chosen an illegitimate, ...

Hillary Clinton's New Book Title Has Already Been Used by a Former Secretary of State

April 18, 2014 Hillary Clinton's upcoming memoir, which is expected to look back at her time as secretary of State, now has a name: Hard Choices. Which is an okay title! She no doubt had to make some tough decisions while at State, and has at least one big decision to make coming ...

Snowden Asks Putin About Mass Surveillance in Russia

April 17, 2014 No matter where you come down in the overwrought "Is Edward Snowden a hero or villain" debate, this surely looks bizarre. During Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual televised Q&A session on Thursday, Snowden, the NSA leaker who's currently living in Russia after being granted asylum in the country, made a ...

NSA Reportedly Exploited Heartbleed Bug For Spying Purposes

April 11, 2014 When it bleeds, it pours. The National Security Agency reportedly knew of and exploited the massive Internet bug revealed to the public this week and known now as "Heartbleed" in order to gather intelligence information on targets. This new revelation packs an extra twist that other recent NSA leaks have ...

NSA Reportedly Exploited Heartbleed Bug for Spying Purposes

April 11, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When it bleeds, it pours. The National Security Agency reportedly knew of and exploited the massive Internet bug revealed to the public this week and known now as "Heartbleed" in order to gather intelligence information on targets. This new revelation packs an extra twist that other recent NSA leaks have ...

Time Running Out on Debt Ceiling

February 10, 2014 In a new letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says that Congress only has until Feb. 27 to raise the debt-ceiling without risking default. After that point, Lew says, Treasury would be left "with only the cash on hand and any incoming revenue to meet ...

What We Know About the Reported Plane Hijacking During the Sochi Opening Ceremony

February 7, 2014 As the opening ceremonies in Sochi get underway, multiple news outlets are reporting on an attempted plane hijacking that ended in a diverted landing in Turkey. The attempted hijacker claimed that there was a bomb on board, a Turkish official told the Associated Press. NBC's Richard Engel is reporting that ...

Senate GOP Leader Sets Up Another Debt Ceiling Fight

January 27, 2014 It's a month ending with a "y" or "r," so that means it's time for another political fight over the debt ceiling. On Fox News Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made it clear he's going to push for policy riders on an increase in the debt ceiling. "I think ...

Obama: NSA Reforms Should Give Americans 'Greater Confidence'

January 17, 2014 In a bid to calm growing privacy concerns about the government's spying powers, President Obama outlined a series of steps Friday aimed at ushering in "concrete and substantial" reforms to the National Security Agency. "Americans recognized that we had to adapt to a world in which a bomb could be ...