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Ben Geman

Ben Geman

Ben Geman is a National Journal Energy and Environment Correspondent, and has nearly a decade of experience on the beat. Before joining National Journal he spent four years as an energy correspondent for The Hill, where he helped launch the paper's energy blog. From 2004-2009, Ben was a reporter for Environment & Energy Publishing, writing for Greenwire and other E&E newsletters. Ben also worked at the newsletter Inside EPA, and before moving to Washington, D.C. in 2002 he wrote for several Boston-area newspapers, including the Boston Phoenix.
Ben Geman is a National Journal Energy and Environment Correspondent, and has nearly a decade of experience on the beat. Before joining National Journal he spent four years as an energy correspondent for The Hill, where he helped launch the paper's energy blog. From 2004-2009, Ben was a reporter for Environment & Energy Publishing, writing for Greenwire and other E&E newsletters. Ben also worked at the newsletter Inside EPA, and before moving to Washington, D.C. in 2002 he wrote for several Boston-area newspapers, including the Boston Phoenix.
Management

Trump’s Agenda Quickly Collides With Reality on the Hill

From repealing Obamacare to building a border wall funded by Mexico, the president-elect’s campaign priorities have hit some early turbulence.

Oversight

Senate Democrats Plan to Pick Their Battles With Trump

A caucus dismayed by his victory sees a few areas for collaboration too.

Oversight

How Will House Republicans Go After Hillary Clinton?

The Benghazi Committee’s investigation is winding down, but others are revving up.

Oversight

Hillary Clinton’s Potential Senate GOP Partners

Here are some Republicans who could cross the aisle and work with a Democratic administration.

Management

Meet the Head of Hillary Clinton's Transition Team

Ken Salazar earns praise from former colleagues, but some are wary of his influence.

Oversight

Combat, Not Honeymoon, Would Await Clinton on Capitol Hill

Republicans are unlikely to acknowledge a political mandate if she wins—and Democrats know it.

Oversight

Congress' Next Fights Will Include a Battle Over Avoiding a Shutdown

Lawmakers returning to Capitol Hill face battles over Iran, Zika, criminal justice (maybe), and more.

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Oversight

Nearing the Exit, Obama Escapes Defining Scandal

From Benghazi to Fast and Furious to Solyndra, GOP probes have found mistakes and mismanagement, but not legacy-shaping misconduct or corruption.

Oversight

GOP’s Clinton Email Strategy: Big Demands with Long Odds

An investigation into whether Clinton lied to Congress and a push to revoke her security clearance are unlikely to succeed, but they keep her scandal in the spotlight.

Management

What’s Next in the Clinton Email Scandal

She dodged a bullet, but the controversy won’t fade anytime soon.

Management

The Clinton Agenda's Two Possible Paths

If Hillary Clinton wins, would she emulate the President Obama who racked up big early legislative victories? Or the one who had to lean on executive actions?

Oversight

Why the Left Can Probably Live With Tim Kaine as the VP Nominee

He’s no Elizabeth Warren. But against Donald Trump, he doesn’t have to be.

Oversight

Clinton Can Use Her VP Choice to Bridge Divide With Sanders

Fellow Democrats think she should use the No. 2 slot to reach out to the party’s liberal wing.

Management

Clinton Seeks to Warm Up New Hampshire With New Energy Savings Plan

A day after the close Iowa caucuses, she’s rolling out plans to boost efficiency in homes and buildings nationwide.

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Oversight

Republican Leaders Won’t Back Smith’s Probe of Clinton Emails

The House Science chairman has launched his own investigation into the security of Hillary Clinton’s messages, but it’s not clear whether the leadership is on board.

Oversight

Obama and the GOP Congress Ponder What They Can Get Done This Year

The president meets with Republican leaders this week as the Senate works on an energy bill.

Oversight

'Snowzilla' Sidelines House, Delays Senate

The Senate is set to take up an energy bill a day later than planned, while the House will stay home for the week.

Management

Obama Steers Climate Battle ‘Upstream’ With New Coal Policy

Restrictions on coal development highlight the growing fight over keeping fossil fuels in the ground.

Management

The Anti-Government Roots of the Oregon Standoff

The Bundy family is in the headlines, but the armed occupation has ties to broader movements.

Oversight

Can Congress Force the Federal Government Be Less Secretive?

A bill to improve public-records access is advancing, but the endgame is murky and some provisions are rankling open-government advocates.