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, 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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Santorum defends critique of move to shift women to front lines

February 10, 2012 Rick Santorum on Friday defended his earlier comments questioning a new Pentagon move to let women fill thousands of frontline jobs, pointing out that the Israeli army also has restrictions on women serving in combat roles. “When you have men and women together in combat, I think men have emotions...

U.S. raid frees two hostages in Somalia

January 25, 2012 American soldiers on Tuesday night freed two aid workers -- American citizen Jessica Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted of Denmark -- who had been held hostage by Somali pirates since October, the White House announced in a Wednesday morning statement. The commandos who conducted the raid flew in by helicopter...