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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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Virginia Democrat on sequestration: 'Is it a crisis or not?'

October 16, 2012 A banging gavel cut off Democratic Reps. Gerry Connolly of Virginia and Russ Carnahan of Missouri Tuesday before they could make a parliamentary inquiry about sequestration at Tuesday's edition of the House pro forma session. Connolly, who spoke to reporters after the brief session, said he intended to ask if ...

House majority leader bearish on Defense sequester

October 12, 2012 House Majority Leader Eric Cantor took a bearish view of the looming defense sequester today, saying America would have to rethink its standing as a global power if the cuts hit. "What we do know right now is the question before us is this looming sequester. And that has serious ...

Body Language: Watching the Debate on Mute

October 12, 2012 You might have watched the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan. But you haven’t heard this version of events, heard being the operative word. This is what happened in the debate as viewed without the volume and without the aide of Twitter. Here’s the vice ...

Senators challenge OMB's guidance on pre-sequester layoff notices

October 3, 2012 Two Republican senators have a few questions for the White House. Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire are seeking an explanation from the administration over its move on Friday to prevent contractors facing sequestration cuts from issuing layoff notices required by law. The senators say ...

What Congress faces on Defense in the lame duck

October 1, 2012 Our colleagues report for National Journal subscribers on sequestration and the Defense Department -- and what we could see from Congress during the lame duck. It seems as if some Democrats and Republicans are beginning to see eye to eye on an approach to halting the $55 billion set to ...

It's now a 2-woman race for top Democrat on House spending panel

September 28, 2012 Our colleagues report for National Journal subscribers the latest on the race for top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee: Rep. Jim Moran is out, leaving Reps. Nita Lowey of New York and Marcy Kaptur of Ohio. Katy O'Donnell on the state of the race: Both women bill themselves as tough ...

What you need to know about the stopgap spending measure

September 11, 2012 Our colleagues at National Journal Daily, report Republicans in Congress agreed to the $1.047 trillion stop-gap budget measure -- which you might know as the continuing resolution -- to avoid a spending battle during the lame-duck session. Here's a look at some keys aspects of the CR. National Journal subscribers ...

Van Hollen to GOP on debt: You built that

September 6, 2012 It did not take Chris Van Hollen long after taking center stage in Charlotte to engage his Republican counterpart on the Budget Committee, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat and the ranking member on the Budget Committee, used a central theme of the Republican convention, "We ...

Former Veterans Affairs official jabs Romney over war in Afghanistan

September 5, 2012 Mitt Romney handed Democrats an opportunity last week when he didn't mention U.S. troops or the war in Afghanistan in his acceptance speech, and they wasted no time in grabbing it. On the first night of the Democratic convention in Charlotte, disabled Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth -- a candidate ...

Public really dislikes Congress

August 14, 2012 Just 10 percent of Americans approved of Congress in August, down six points from last month, and tied with February as the lowest rating in Gallup's 38-year history of the measure. The approval rating has been below 20 percent every month since 2011. Before 2007, Congress's approval rating had been ...