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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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Gary Johnson Is Running for the Libertarian Nomination for President

January 7, 2016 Gary Johnson wants you to know that he’s not delusional. The former New Mexico governor knows that his campaign for the presidency, which he announced Wednesday on the Fox Business Network, won’t end with him in the White House. “I have no delusions of grandeur here,” Johnson told me shortly...

The Life-Saving Train Technology That Congress Isn’t Fully Funding

December 20, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow e de­rail­ment of Amtrak train 188 in Phil­adelphia earli­er this year, which killed eight people, in­tro­duced many Amer­ic­ans to a safety tech­no­logy that could have pre­ven­ted the crash in the first place: pos­it­ive train con­trol. Now, Con­gress has al­loc­ated $25 mil­lion in fund­ing in the om­ni­bus bill to help rail­roads...

Undoing the Affordable Care Act Isn't Easy

December 16, 2015 Matt Bevin campaigned on a health-care pledge that would undo the work of his predecessor: to dismantle Kentucky’s popular insurance exchange and change up the even more popular Medicaid expansion. But as the Republican governor’s campaigning morphs into actual governing, he could find that pledge hard to stick to: not...

NIH Could Soon See a Significant Funding Boost From Congress

December 8, 2015 For the National Institutes of Health and its supporters, 2015 could turn out to be a pretty good year. As Congress continues negotiations on a mammoth omnibus spending package, advocates are hopeful that their favored institution is becoming a congressional priority again—and that an extended period of uncertainty may be...

California Weighs Stricter Gun Laws

December 3, 2015 In the wake of mass violence, some Americans look to tighten gun laws because that’s something tangible, if politically difficult, that they can do—whether or not those new rules would have prevented a specific incident. As Californians file into voting booths next November, they might see a ballot initiative inspired...

Congress's AUMF Debate in the Wake of the Paris Terrorist Attacks

December 1, 2015 When Senator Lindsey Graham introduces a new authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State, as he’s expected to do shortly, it’ll be a high-profile reminder to Republican voters that he’d like to be the most hawkish candidate in the 2016 primary field. What it won’t be...

Thanksgiving Comes During a National Debate Over Syrian Refugees

November 25, 2015 When President Obama announced an executive action last November to protect millions of immigrants from deportation, his East Room pitch was framed as an appeal to the commonality of American heritage. “Whether our forebears were strangers who crossed the Atlantic, or the Pacific, or the Rio Grande, we are here...

State Releases Another Trove of Hillary Clinton Emails

November 2, 2015 The State De­part­ment re­leased more than 7,000 pages of Hil­lary Clin­ton’s emails Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, a move that will provide more in­sight in­to Clin­ton’s four-year ten­ure as sec­ret­ary of State but is un­likely to in­clude any bomb­shells. The new trove of emails—the sixth such re­lease from State—came largely from mes­sages that...

Boehner: 'There Isn't a Reason Why Any Member' Should Oppose Deal

October 27, 2015 John Boehner nev­er had any doubt that his last ma­jor act as speak­er—cut­ting a two-year budget deal with con­gres­sion­al lead­ers and the White House—would be a suc­cess. “It’s a sol­id agree­ment,” he said Tues­day morn­ing at what was likely his last press con­fer­ence, “and there isn’t a reas­on why any...

The White House and Congressional Republicans Are Nearing a Budget Deal to Avoid Shutdown

October 26, 2015 House Speak­er John Boehner’s last week will be a busy one. Boehner and the three oth­er top con­gres­sion­al of­fi­cials—House Demo­crat­ic Lead­er Nancy Pelosi, Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Mitch Mc­Con­nell, and Sen­ate Minor­ity Lead­er Harry Re­id—are clos­ing in on a deal that would both raise the coun­try’s bor­row­ing au­thor­ity ahead of a...