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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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House Votes to Move Forward on Lawsuit Against Obama

July 31, 2014 The House of Representatives voted Wednesday night to do what became inevitable weeks ago: proceed with a lawsuit to sue President Obama over executive actions related to Obamacare. The vote was split along party lines, with nearly all Republicans voting in favor of pursuing the lawsuit and all Democrats opposed....

Obama Slaps New Sanctions on Russian Economy

July 29, 2014 This time last week, the Obama administration was sending not-so-subtle hints to Europe, persuading the continent's leaders to react to continued Russian aggression in Ukraine. On Tuesday, President Obama announced that he and the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, and Italy would impose sanctions on key sectors of the Russian...

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,...

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