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Nora Kelly Nora Kelly is a staff correspondent at National Journal. She previously worked at Science and Philadelphia magazine. Nora attended the University of Delaware and served as the executive editor of The Review, the independent student newspaper. She is a native of New Jersey.
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Obama: ‘We Are Not as Divided as We Seem’

July 12, 2016 Two American presidents came together to mourn what happened in Dallas last week. President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush appeared at a memorial service Tuesday for the five officers shot and killed while protecting demonstrators at a city protest. Obama’s remarks were the most effusive he’s given...

Loretta Lynch Can't Escape the Clinton Emails

July 12, 2016 Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday in a hearing that vacillated between lawmakers expressing concern over the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices and their concerns about recent shootings. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte kicked off the hearing with a moment of silence...

How U.S. Politicians Are Reacting to the Dallas Shooting

July 8, 2016 Within a 24-hour span, President Obama delivered remarks twice about shooting incidents in the United States—the first on the officer-involved shooting deaths in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the second on an attack against law-enforcement personnel in Dallas. In Dallas, five police officers were killed by snipers, after protesters gathered in...

President Obama: ‘This Is an American Issue That We Should All Care About’

July 8, 2016 President Obama still had more to say. On Thursday afternoon, the president released his first public statement on the two police-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota this week. But after arriving in Warsaw for the NATO Summit Thursday night, Obama gave extended remarks that fleshed out his concerns over the...

Another Step Forward for National Institutes of Health Funding

July 7, 2016 Following in their Senate colleagues’ footsteps, a House subcommittee signed off on a budget increase for the National Institutes of Health Thursday. The increases for fiscal-year 2017 confirm lawmakers’ public pledges to establish a pattern of improved budgets for the agency, which before last year saw more than a decade...

Obama Makes His Debut on the Campaign Trail

July 6, 2016 In his 2016 campaign-trail debut, President Obama characterized his relationship with Hillary Clinton as one not only of colleagues, but of kindred spirits. Repeatedly drawing connections between her political goals and his—like expanding health care and securing a nuclear deal with Iran—Obama’s implicit message to voters came through: to admire...

The Pentagon Will End Its Ban on Transgender Americans

June 27, 2016 Pentagon officials may soon announce an end to the military’s longtime ban on transgender Americans, multiple news outlets are reporting. Officials are expected to formally lift the ban in July, though the exact date is still unclear. Citing an anonymous Defense Department official, USA Today reports that each branch of...

An Imminent End to the Military’s Ban on Transgender Americans

June 27, 2016 Pentagon officials may soon announce an end to the military’s longtime ban on transgender Americans, multiple news outlets are reporting. Officials are expected to formally lift the ban in July, though the exact date is still unclear. Citing an anonymous Defense Department official, USA Today reports that each branch of...

President Obama Names the First LGBT National Monument

June 24, 2016 President Obama on Friday announced the creation of the Stonewall National Monument, the first such memorial in U.S. history to pay homage to LGBT civil rights. It will protect the Stonewall Inn and its surrounding areas in New York City’s Greenwich Village, the site of a 1969 riot that catalyzed...

Congressional Lawmakers Reach a Zika Deal—Without Democrats

June 23, 2016 After less than a week of formal, bipartisan negotiations on Zika funding, congressional lawmakers have reached a deal. The Democrats, though, aren’t involved. We “are not a party to any agreement,” Matthew Dennis, the communications director for Democratic House appropriators, said Wednesday night in reaction to the deal’s emergence. “This...