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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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Congressional approval rating falls again

July 16, 2012 Congress's approval rating fell one point to 16 percent in the latest Gallup poll, while 78 percent of Americans surveyed by Gallup disapprove of the job Congress is doing. The rating is low, historically speaking, but still six points higher than the record-low 10 percent approval rating seen in February....

Senator: U.S. attorney has no choice but to pursue contempt case against Holder

July 2, 2012 U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen is not pursuing the contempt case against Attorney General Eric Holder, and Sen. Chuck Grassley has some stern words for that. In a letter sent on Friday, the senator suggested that Machen, the man whose job it would be to press the House's contempt case...

Obama waiting to pass judgment on Secret Service case

April 15, 2012 President Obama will wait until the investigation involving the Secret Service agents accused of misconduct is completed before he passes "final judgment," he said on Sunday in Cartagena, Colombia. "If it turns out that some of the allegations made in the press are true, then of course I'll be angry,"...

Five U.S. military personnel also suspected of inappropriate conduct in Colombia

April 15, 2012 Five U.S. Service members are suspected of "inappropriate conduct" related to the Secret Service unit providing security at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. "The conduct is alleged to have occurred in the same hotel where the recalled United States Secret Service agents were staying," said a Saturday...

Iraq war has ended, but logistical battle still under way

December 27, 2011 Earlier this month, the U.S. Army ceremoniously rolled and sheathed its flags in Iraq, sending a very clear signal: The war is over. But in the sandy environs of Kuwait, the Army is waging another campaign. The war might have ended, but the logistical battle to move roughly 4 million...

Super committee GOPer: Automatic cuts must be reconfigured

November 28, 2011 President Obama's warning that he would veto attempts to undo $1.2 trillion in automatic budget cuts was vaguer than it seemed, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said on Sunday, implying that Congress might reconfigure the cuts before they take effect. "I don't recall him having a categorical veto threat," Toomey, who...

Deficit reduction talks break down

November 20, 2011 All but acknowledging the end of talks, Republicans and Democrats on the deficit super committee used Sunday television appearances to blame each other for their looming failure to bridge political differences over taxes and spending. Unless there's a surprise last-minute breakthrough, the committee will miss its Wednesday deadline to propose...

Sequestration isn't a sure thing

November 14, 2011 House and Senate lawmakers would likely rethink allowing some budget cuts to be triggered automatically if the so-called deficit "super committee" fails to come up with at least $1.2 trillion in savings, or if Congress fails approve such a plan by Dec. 23, a member of the panel predicted on...

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...

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