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Sarah Mimms Sarah Mimms is a staff correspondent for National Journal Daily, covering Congress. Previously at National Journal, she served as senior analyst for the Hotline, where she covered federal and gubernatorial campaigns in the South.
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House Staffers Banned From Wikipedia Over Anti-Transgender Edits

August 25, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A House staffer's edits to a number of Wikipedia entries on transgender people has caused an uproar in the LGBT community and, once again, resulted in Wikipedia banning a House IP address. The staffer, who identifies as a "womyn" in comments on the site, edited the Wikipedia entry for transgender ...

How Ferguson Can Recover

August 25, 2014 Just over two weeks have passed since an 18-year-old man was gunned down by a police officer in the northern suburbs of St. Louis. After all the protests and unrest, the streets are finally beginning to clear, national media are packing up their bags and cameras, and Ferguson, it seems, ...

Obama Considering Boots on the Ground in Iraq

August 13, 2014 The Obama administration has consistently said that there will be no combat troops on the ground as part of its ongoing operation in northern Iraq to push back ISIS and bring humanitarian aid to thousands of under-siege Yazidi civilians. Now, it's sounding like the U.S. may come close. Ben Rhodes, ...

Lack of Oversight Leaves Massive Openings for Voter Fraud

August 13, 2014 Nearly 12 percent of Americans pack up and move every year. Most of them assume that by registering to vote in their new home cities or states, their old records will be invalidated. In many cases, they're wrong. There is no unified system in the United States alerting election officials ...

Benghazi Select Committee to Meet With Victims' Families This Week

July 29, 2014 Members of the House's Select Committee on Benghazi will meet this week with family members of the four Americans who were killed at the Libyan embassy two years ago, members of the committee told National Journal. The meeting will be the first between members of the select committee, which was ...

Congressman Suggests Issa Install Pool to Root Out Suspected Witches

July 25, 2014 Rep. Tony Cardenas took the increasing sniping between Democrats and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa to new and more sarcastic heights on Friday, sending out a press release calling on the chairman to install a pool in the committee's hearing room. "... It is clearly obvious ...

Boehner: House Will Vote to Avoid Shutdown in September

July 24, 2014 House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that the House will not deal with funding the government before the August recess, but said that the House will tackle the issue when it returns in September. Boehner told reporters that the House will pass a short-term continuing resolution to keep the government ...

Congress Thinks This Statue Is a Threat to National Security

July 17, 2014 The House on Wednesday boldly stood up to the General Services Administration—once known for its lavish Las Vegas training conference—and said: No, you will not re-erect that statue! The statue in question, sculpted the late artist Dmitri Hadzi, is called "Red Mountains," and it is, as members argued Tuesday, a ...

The GOP Thinks Obama Learned His Lesson On Benghazi

June 20, 2014 Criticism of President Obama's foreign policy is roiling around the Capitol, as devastation and terror quickly creep through Iraq and House Republicans prepare for yet another investigation of the 2012 attack that killed four Americans in Libya. But for all their highly charged rhetoric aimed at the administration, Republicans have ...

Republican Critics Say Obama May Have Learned His Lesson From Benghazi

June 20, 2014 Criticism of President Obama's foreign policy is roiling around the Capitol, as devastation and terror quickly creep through Iraq and House Republicans prepare for yet another investigation of the 2012 attack that killed four Americans in Libya. But for all their highly charged rhetoric aimed at the administration, Republicans have ...