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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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House Republicans Have Questions for James Comey

July 7, 2016 The investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state formally closed on Wednesday, but House Republicans aren’t prepared to let it go. On Thursday, FBI Director James Comey testified before the House Oversight Committee, only two days after announcing that his...

FBI: 'No Reasonable Prosecutor' Would Charge Clinton For Her Handling of Classified Email

July 5, 2016 With the Democratic convention only a few weeks away, the Hillary Clinton camp can release a sigh of relief after FBI Director James Comey announced that the agency found that “no charges are appropriate” in the probe into the former secretary of state’s emails. “Our judgement is that no reasonable...

Obama Calls for Zika Funding—Again

July 1, 2016 President Obama and Congress are playing a game of hot potato. On Friday, the president urged Congress to pass legislation to combat the Zika virus, ahead of the July 4 recess. “We have not seen the House and Senate come together in a sensible way to put forward the dollars...

Will North Carolina's Bathroom Bill Be Revised?

June 29, 2016 North Carolina lawmakers are reportedly considering changes to the state’s controversial bathroom bill, HB2, which bars transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity as opposed to their sex at birth. The bill prompted a massive backlash—with celebrities and businesses threatening to pull their projects from...

GOP Criticizes US Military for Slow Response to Benghazi; New Detail In Latest Finding

June 28, 2016 After a two-year investigation that cost $7 million, one of the most politically contentious chapters of Hillary Clinton’s career came to a close on Tuesday. House Republicans released their long-awaited report on the 2012 Benghazi terror attacks that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Clinton was the secretary of...

House Republican Report Reveals New Details About the 2012 Benghazi Terror Attacks

June 28, 2016 After a two-year investigation that cost $7 million, one of the most politically contentious chapters of Hillary Clinton’s career came to a close on Tuesday. House Republicans released their long-awaited report on the 2012 Benghazi terror attacks that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Clinton was the secretary of...

Donald Trump Issues a Warning to Republicans

June 27, 2016 Only a few weeks ahead of the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump is preparing for what’s likely to be a charged event, as some Republicans look to upend the gathering. How? The Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign are threatening to keep those who are not in favor of...

The Gaps in Hillary Clinton's State Department Calendar

June 24, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state has been an ongoing controversy in the United States. Add to that an Associated Press report published on Friday calling into question omissions in her official State Department calendar. According to the AP, a number...

Democrats Fight Back on Gun Control

June 21, 2016 The White House criticized the U.S. Senate’s rejection of a series of gun proposals on Tuesday, as Democratic backers of gun control turned up the heat on opponents. “What we saw last night on the floor of the United States Senate was a shameful display of cowardice,” said White House...

Cruz Supporters Are Less Culturally Anxious About Immigration than Trump Supporters

April 8, 2016 Are Americans’ fears about immigration rooted in economic concerns, or cultural anxieties? A new PRRI / The Atlantic poll suggests the answer to that question is helping to shape the presidential race. The poll asked voters whether it bothers them when they come in contact with immigrants who speak little...