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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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Obama on Accidental Hostage Deaths: 'I Profoundly Regret What Happened'

April 23, 2015 Three Americans, one of whom was a hostage held by al-Qaida, were killed during counterterrorism operations this year near the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan, the White House said Thursday morning. The White House said two hostages, Warren Weinstein, an American who had been held by the terrorist group since...

White House: Three Americans Killed in Counterterrorism Operations

April 23, 2015 Three Americans, one of whom was a hostage held by al-Qaida, were killed during counterterrorism operations this year near the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan, the White House said Thursday morning. The White House said two hostages, Warren Weinstein, an American who had been held by the terrorist group since...

White House Backs Removing Cuba From State Sponsors of Terrorism List

April 14, 2015 President Obama has sent a report to Congress calling for the removal of Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism List. Cuba has been on the list since 1982, which also includes Iran, Sudan, and Syria. The State Department completed a review on whether Cuba should be removed from the...

Immigration Activists Won't 'Coronate' Hillary Clinton As Their Candidate

April 9, 2015 Immigration activists made two things clear when they signed a petition asking Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president: They want a contested primary, and their support for Hillary Clinton isn't a given. "It would be a mistake to say that Hillary Clinton is the Latino candidate," Arturo Carmona, executive...

Obama on New Iran Agreement: 'It Is a Good Deal'

April 2, 2015 The United States, Iran, and five other nations have reached a framework agreement for a final nuclear deal this summer. Negotiators announced Thursday afternoon that the world powers "have reached solutions on key parameters on a joint comprehensive plan of action." Up next: drafting the deal, which would curb Iran's...

Indiana Lawmakers Introduce a 'Fix' to Controversial 'Religious Freedom' Law

April 2, 2015 One week after Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a controversial "religious freedom" law that critics say permits discrimination against LGBT citizens, state lawmakers have announced they've crafted a "fix" for the legislation. The proposed "fix," introduced Thursday, says that individuals, organizations, and for-profit businesses cannot refuse "services, facilities, use of...

Outline in Hand, Iran-Nuke Negotiators Turn to Details

April 2, 2015 The United States, Iran and five other nations have reached a framework agreement for a final nuclear deal this summer. "We have reached solutions on key parameters on a joint comprehensive plan of action," said European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini during a joint statement in Switzerland Thursday afternoon....

National Archives Says Preserving Clinton’s Emails Could Take 30 Years

March 20, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Archiving federal records is no easy task. And preserving Hillary Clinton's emails for posterity will take decades, according to the National Archives, the final resting place for the correspondence at the center of the recent controversy. In recent weeks, the Federal Records Act has received widespread attention following news that...

It Could Take Up to 30 Years for Hillary Clinton’s Emails to Reach the National Archives

March 20, 2015 Archiving federal records is no easy task. And preserving Hillary Clinton's emails for posterity will take decades, according to the National Archives, the final resting place for the correspondence at the center of the recent controversy. In recent weeks, the Federal Records Act has received widespread attention following news that...

Democrats and Republicans Agree: The Secret Service Is Not Working

March 17, 2015 Secret Service director Joe Clancy is on the Hill Tuesday to discuss his agency's budget request for 2016, but lawmakers want to talk about the agency's security lapses and troubling company culture. "This is the last in a long line of episodes somewhat similar—drinking, carousing, on and off duty—that this...