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Michael Catalini

Michael Catalini Michael Catalini is a staff correspondent covering the U.S. Senate at National Journal Daily. Previously at National Journal, he reported on national politics and was deputy editor of Influence Alley, covering Congress and K Street. Before joining National Journal he oversaw coverage of the Baltimore Ravens at The Baltimore Sun. While at The Sun, he also pioneered the use of live-streaming video, organized and edited online content and wrote breaking and feature news. He graduated from Penn State with a bachelor's degree in journalism and has a master's degree in government from Johns Hopkins.
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Marine receives Medal of Honor at White House

September 15, 2011 This story has been updated. President Obama on Thursday laid the pale-blue, silken ribbon of the Medal of Honor around the neck of Dakota L. Meyer, a Marine sergeant who braved a hail of enemy fire in Afghanistan to rescue trapped comrades and recover fallen ones. "Because of your honor ...

Super committee launches website

September 13, 2011 The joint congressional committee charged with cutting $1.2 trillion from the budget lauched its website on Tuesday. Deficitreduction.gov, which has a wide blue banner at the top featuring the names of the panel and the cochairs -- Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. -- is streaming the ...

5.8 magnitude quake strikes East Coast

August 23, 2011 This story has been updated. A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook Washington on Tuesday, causing minor damage, sending government and office workers scurrying from the White House, Capitol, and Pentagon and startling people from Boston to Atlanta. The quake was centered in Mineral, Va., 88 miles southwest of Washington between Fredericksburg ...

Former chairman of Joint Chiefs Shalikashvili dies

July 24, 2011 John M. Shalikashvili, the former four-star Army general who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs under Bill Clinton, died Saturday of complications from a stroke in Washington state. He was 75. Shalikashvili died at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., according to a spokeswoman. Shalikashvili was the 13th ...

FBI arrests 16 in broad cyberattack crackdown

July 19, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In a sweeping crackdown against cybercrime, the FBI on Tuesday arrested 14 people on charges stemming from their alleged involvement in a November attack on PayPal's website, the Department of Justice announced. Two others were arrested on similar charges. One of indictments unsealed on Tuesday alleges that "in retribution for ...

Pentagon says it will comply with court order on 'don't ask'

July 6, 2011 The Defense Department is taking steps to "immediately" comply with a court ruling to end the enforcement the "don't ask, don't tell policy," a Pentagon spokesman said on Wednesday. "We will of course comply with orders of the court, and are taking immediately steps to inform the field of this ...

Dempsey to be tapped as next Joint Chiefs head

May 25, 2011 President Obama will announce that Army Gen. Martin Dempsey will be his pick to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. If Dempsey is nominated and then approved by the Senate, he would succeed Adm. Mike Mullen, who is stepping down in ...