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Priscilla Alvarez

Priscilla Alvarez Priscilla Alvarez is a fellow for National Journal. Previously she was a correspondent for USA TODAY College, where she covered a variety of topics with a focus on college students. Her work has also appeared in the Washingtonian and Leesburg Today, a community newspaper in Northern Virginia.Priscilla studied at Virginia Tech, where she also served as editor-in-chief of the student-run, daily newspaper, Collegiate Times.
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Trump Announces Picks for Treasury and Commerce

December 1, 2016 Donald Trump has chosen Steven Mnuchin to serve as secretary of the treasury and Wilbur Ross to serve as secretary of commerce, according to a statement released Wednesday morning by the president-elect’s transition team. “Steve Mnuchin is a world-class financier, banker, and businessman, and has played a key role in...

Trump Says He's Removing Himself From 'Business Operations,' but Doesn't Provide Details

November 30, 2016 More than two weeks after being elected and facing a flurry of questions over potential conflicts of interest, Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he would remove himself from “business operations.” Hence, legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations. The Presidency is a far...

Trump Picks Tom Price for Health and Human Services Secretary

November 29, 2016 Donald Trump has selected Rep. Tom Price to serve as the secretary of Health and Human Services. “Chairman Price, a renowned physician, has earned a reputation for being a tireless problem solver and the go-to expert on health care policy, making him the ideal choice to serve in this capacity,”...

Is Donald Trump Reversing His Stance on Immigration?

August 23, 2016 Donald Trump is stepping back from one of the main themes of his presidential campaign: a promise to crack down on illegal immigration. He is now pledging to pursue an immigration policy that resembles President Obama’s. On Monday night, Trump said in an interview on Fox News that “the first...

Obama’s Last Attempt at Immigration Reform

August 8, 2016 Immigration reform was supposed to be part of Obama’s legacy. His executive actions on immigration aimed to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, but were eventually blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court. With a Republican-controlled Congress, legislation appears out of reach. So the administration is taking a new approach...

Why a Former CIA Chief Says Trump Is a 'Threat' to National Security

August 5, 2016 Michael Morell, the former acting director of the CIA, endorsed Hillary Clinton and called Donald Trump a “threat to our national security” in an op-ed published in The New York Times on Friday. Morell, a 33-year veteran at the agency, recalled his time working with Clinton while she was secretary...

How Did Melania Trump Secure an American Visa?

August 4, 2016 At the Republican National Convention, Melania Trump recounted how she came to the United States: “After living and working in Milan and Paris, I arrived in New York City 20 years ago, and I saw both the joys and hardships of daily life. On July 28th, 2006, I was very...

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...

Bernie Sanders Will Hit the Campaign Trail With Hillary Clinton

July 11, 2016 It was a long time coming. Bernie Sanders will join Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail on Tuesday. The former Democratic rivals will make a joint appearance at a New Hampshire rally “to discuss their commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for...

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...