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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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Obama, Romney to meet Thursday at the White House

November 28, 2012 Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will have a private lunch with President Obama at the White House on Thursday, Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Wednesday. Obama had previously said he wanted to meet with his former opponent, saying Romney could offer ideas to boost the economy and reform...

Rice meets again with Republican critics on the Hill

November 28, 2012 Following a rocky meeting with her strongest Republican critics in the Senate on Tuesday, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice plans to meet with two more Republican senators on Wednesday. Rice will sit with Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Bob Corker of Tennessee on Wednesday. Corker is next in line to...

Obama may hold public events on fiscal cliff this week

November 26, 2012 With the fiscal cliff steadily approaching, President Obama could hit the road this week in an attempt at garnering public support for increasing tax rates on the wealthiest Americans, The Wall Street Journal reports. Obama and congressional leaders are unlikely to meet this week, as their staffs are still ironing...

Report: Thousands of troops could remain in Afghanistan after 2014

November 26, 2012 American and NATO officials are exploring several options for how to craft the U.S. and allied presence in Afghanistan after the 2014 handoff to Afghan security forces, including one option that would leave 10,000 U.S. troops in the country, The New York Times reports. While this and several other options...

Poll: Americans worried about fiscal cliff

November 26, 2012 As congressional leaders return to Washington this week, a new CNN/ORC poll shows that two-thirds of Americans think the country would face a crisis or major problems if Congress fails to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. Roughly 24 percent said the country would face a crisis and 44 percent said...

Obama sends Hillary Clinton to Middle East for Gaza talks

November 20, 2012 President Obama is sending Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the Middle East in hope of finding a resolution to the conflict brewing in Gaza, the White House said on Tuesday. The week-old clash between Israel and Hamas, volleying hundreds of rockets and killing dozens of civilians, could escalate into...

Attorney General Holder will stay into second Obama term

November 20, 2012 Attorney General Eric Holder will remain in his post going into President Obama's second term, but only for about a year, Fox News reports. Honoring the president's request to stay with the administration, and preventing a mass exodus of political appointees, Holder will stay in the position, which has often...

Former Treasury secretaries clash over cliff solution

November 19, 2012 Two former Treasury secretaries from Democratic and Republican administrations on Sunday disagreed over the path Congress should take in negotiating the so-called fiscal cliff. Robert Rubin, who served under President Bill Clinton, agreed with President Obama, suggesting that raising rates was the most effective solution in the long term. “If...

Lieberman: FBI should have notified Congress, W.H. about Petraeus investigation

November 19, 2012 Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., said he is not satisfied with the FBI withholding information about the investigation into former CIA Director David Petraeus. “I still have questions about that,” he said on Fox News Sunday, continuing, “I understand why they would keep an FBI investigation confidential from everybody until they...

Poll: Majority bracing for spending cuts and tax hikes in January

November 14, 2012 A majority of Americans are skeptical that the White House and Congress will avoid the fiscal cliff before January, according to a new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll. Of those polled, 51 percent said the parties involved will not forge a compromise in time, while 38 percent remained optimistic they...