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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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Flint's 'Blame Game' Goes Nowhere

March 18, 2016 Lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee agree that multiple layers of government failed the people of Flint, Michigan, whose children were tragically poisoned by lead and who, to this day, can’t trust the water coursing through their community. On Thursday, at the third Flint hearing they’ve held this year, legislators...

The Stakes Are High in the Ohio and Florida Primaries

March 15, 2016 Tuesday marks a deadline in the Republican establishment’s crusade to stop Donald Trump. If he takes the Florida and Ohio primaries—two significant winner-take-all states—he could be hard to catch. And that’s not to mention the other three states—North Carolina, Missouri, and Illinois—that could fuel his growing lead. But if hope...

Will Mitt Romney’s Anti-Trump Pitch Work?

March 4, 2016 Just when you thought Mitt Romney was out, the Republican Party pulled him back in. Nearly four years after losing the 2012 election and assuming the role of party elder, Romney offered a detailed indictment Thursday of Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Romney called out Trump as having neither the temperament...

How The White House and Governors Are Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

February 23, 2016 Democratic and Republican governors across the country are moving to quell the nation’s still-growing opioid epidemic. And they’ve got President Obama in their corner. At a White House meeting Monday with members of the National Governors Association, the president identified two bits of “good news” to be found in the...

Carly Fiorina Gets Shut Out of Debate

February 5, 2016 Carly Fiorina didn’t make the cut. After a vigorous lobbying effort, Fiorina failed to convince ABC News to let her on Saturday’s GOP debate stage. The network too announced which candidates qualified on Thursday afternoon more than two hours later than it said it would. That led journalists and other...

The Federal Government's Response to the Zika Virus

February 2, 2016 The World Health Organization on Monday declared the Zika virus an international emergency. But so far, as the world has watched the virus spread in the Americas, the Obama administration and federal health agencies have argued that this is no time to panic. Though Zika virus—a West Nile relative that’s...

Louisiana Governor Expands Medicaid

January 25, 2016 While he was running for governor of Louisiana, Democrat John Bel Edwards pledged to expand Medicaid on his first day in office under the Affordable Care Act. Earlier this month, he followed through, and told voters in his inaugural address that their tax dollars “should not be going to one...

The Death of a Divisive Refugee Bill

January 21, 2016 In the immediate wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris last November, the U.S. House of Representatives acted quickly. Responding to stateside national-security concerns and rumored links between refugees and terrorists, lawmakers swiftly passed a bill that would greatly limit Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the country. But...

What's Next for the National Institutes of Health After Its Big Funding Boost?

January 13, 2016 When Americans go to the ballot box, they expect the congressional candidates they support to take their interests to the Hill—to fight for the political issues and programs they prefer with an enthusiasm and dedication that’s deeply personal. That doesn’t always happen. But in the last year or so, members...

Why the White House Joined Snapchat

January 11, 2016 In com­mu­nic­at­ing the pres­id­ent’s agenda, the White House wants to meet people where they are. And in 2016, that means Snapchat. On Monday, the White House an­nounced it had joined the pop­u­lar so­cial-me­dia app, which al­lows users to share pho­tos and videos of their daily lives along with news from...