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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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Deficit Reduction Among Top Priorities for Political Insiders

February 8, 2013 On a National Journal poll of political insiders, deficit reduction ranked among the top priorities for Democrats, tying with tax reform in popularity. Republicans rated it as even more pressing. What two issues should be the top priorities for your party this year? DEMOCRATS (107 VOTES) Deficit reduction: 21% Energy: ...

New Poll Shows Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio More Popular Than Obama

February 8, 2013 President Barack Obama's second term just got under way, but it's outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is far more popular, according to a new Quinnipiac poll testing politicians' favorability ratings. Need evidence that House Republicans are unpopular? House Speaker John Boehner sits at the bottom of the list, ...

Utah conservative: GOP should 'end slavery from the federal government'

January 28, 2013 Mia Love, the Republican mayor of Sarasota Springs, Utah, wowed conservatives in Tampa at the Republican National Convention this summer. After a failed fall campaign that resulted in losing a congressional race to Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson, she's again making an appeal to conservatives. "I will stay -- I don't ...

Chris Christie Reality Check

January 7, 2013 Last week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie very publicly scolded House Speaker John Boehner for not bringing superstorm Sandy relief legislation to the floor for a vote. Christie, who aggressively pushed for spending cuts and pension reforms during his first year in office, unambiguously criticized his GOP colleagues for not ...

How Boehner's Plan B vote imploded

December 20, 2012 Rep. Charlie Bass, R-N.H., overcoat in hand, was the canary in the coal mine. He jetted out of the Capitol basement room where the House Republican Conference holed up Thursday night, walked by a handful of journalists and delivered in a flash the news that House Speaker John Boehner's Plan ...

Status update on the Obama-Boehner standoff

December 11, 2012 President Obama spent Monday stumping in Michigan for higher taxes for the wealthy, and Republicans in Congress lamented there was still no "balanced approach" on offer from the White House. That was Monday. Our National Journal Daily colleagues explain what that means for the fiscal cliff debate Tuesday. Here's Billy ...

Fiscal cliff buzz muffles medical device industry message

November 16, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Several dozen medical device industry execs swarmed the Hill on Thursday, but the buzz over the fiscal cliff might have drowned out their message. The CEOs' pitch to lawmakers: The medical device tax that goes into effect in January is going to cripple the industry and they should repeal it. ...

How Jack Lew could save Obama's legacy

November 5, 2012 The cast of characters who will hash out out whatever fiscal cliff deal comes--or doesn't come--will include President Obama's Chief of Staff Jack Lew. That is, if Obama wins reelection. In the latest National Journal magazine, Nancy Cook profiles Lew, who is among Obama's closest advisers and could help the ...

Senate Democrats face tough fight to keep majority in 2014

November 2, 2012 Election Day is four days away, but in Washington it's never too early to look ahead to the next election. For Senate Democrats, who face a hard fight this cycle to defend their majority, 2014 is shaping up to be just as challenging, Shane Goldmacher writes in this week's National ...

Congress tacks toward partial fix of fiscal cliff

October 24, 2012 Lawmakers suggest a partial fix, not a sweeping deal, is likely to address expiring tax cuts and automatic budget cuts--the so-called fiscal cliff, National Journal Daily reports. Billy House and Dan Friedman explain. Leading lawmakers have no intention of letting the sequester happen or all of the tax cuts expire. ...