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Matt Vasilogambros

Matt Vasiligambros Matt Vasilogambros is a policy writer for National Journal, covering foreign affairs, the White House and Congress. He previously covered the 2012 presidential election and other federal elections for the National Journal and The Hotline. Before joining the company, Matt covered politics for PoliticsDaily.com, the Iowa Independent and the Huffington Post. Matt is a graduate of Drake University, where he served as editor-in-chief of the award-winning student newspaper. He is a native of Arlington Heights, Ill.
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Taliban threaten to kill Britain's Prince Harry

September 10, 2012 Just days after the British Crown announced that Prince Harry was headed to Afghanistan to man helicopters for four months, the Taliban announced that it would do everything in its power to kidnap or kill the 27-year-old prince, Reuters reports. “We are using all our strength to get rid of ...

Obama says he's willing to compromise on debt deal

September 10, 2012 President Obama said he is willing to compromise with congressional Republicans over the budget if he were to get a second term, but said they must be willing to meet him half way. “There are still programs that don't work, there are still ways we can make (government) leaner and ...

Paul Ryan attacks Obama on Defense spending

September 10, 2012 This story has been updated. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan criticized President Obama on Defense spending, attacking him for his role in creating automatic cuts that will take a big chunk out of the Pentagon's budget early next year unless Congress acts. “That's putting politics ahead of national security,” Paul ...

Ann Romney gets Secret Service detail

August 27, 2012 Ann Romney has been given her own Secret Service protection, ABC News reports. The wife of the presumptive Republican nominee got the detail on Friday afternoon. It is typical for the spouses of nominees to receive protection around the time of conventions, ABC News reports.

GOP moves up Romney nominating vote

August 24, 2012 The Republican National Committee will move up the official nominating process for Mitt Romney at the GOP convention to Monday, days before the party normally nominates a presidential candidate, The New York Times reports. Concerned with a potential upheaval by supporters of Rep. Ron Paul and with Tropical Storm Isaac ...

U.S. military chief's plane damaged in Afghan attack

August 21, 2012 Afghan militants fired rockets into a U.S. military base in Kabul, damaging the plane used by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey, the Associated Press reports. The general was not near the aircraft at the time of the attack. The U.S. military is calling the attack another tool for ...

In Afghanistan, an increase in 'Green-on-Blue' killings

August 17, 2012 With seven attacks in two weeks, the Pentagon is investigating a rise in so-called “green-on-blue” killings, where Afghan security forces are turning their weapons on the U.S. soldiers tasked with training them. On Friday, two U.S. soldiers were killed by a newly recruited Afghan policeman, boosting to 36 the number ...

Two U.S. troops killed by Afghan policeman

August 17, 2012 One week after deadly attacks that left six American soldiers dead at the hands of Afghan troops, two more U.S. service members were killed in a similar round of violence on Friday, the Associated Press reported. Mohammad Ismail, a newly recruited Afghan village policeman signed up just five days earlier, ...

Reagan OMB chief: Ryan's budget a 'fairy tale'

August 14, 2012 David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget during Ronald Reagan’s first term, thoroughly broke down Rep. Paul Ryan’s “fairy tale” budget plan in a New York Times op-ed on Tuesday. Stockman cuts through the Ryan plan, attacking the GOP for agreeing to Wall Street bailouts and ...

U.S. destroyer collides with oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

August 13, 2012 A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer collided with an oil tanker just outside the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday, leaving a gaping 10-foot-square hole in the side of the vessel, the Associated Press reports. No one on either vessel was injured. The Panamanian-flagged and Japanese-owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan ...