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George E. Condon Jr.

George E. Condon Jr.

George E. Condon Jr. is White House correspondent for National Journal. He joined National Journal at the beginning of the Obama administration, covering the White House for CongressDaily. Prior to that, he covered the White House and national politics as Washington bureau chief for Copley News Service and the San Diego Union-Tribune. Condon has interviewed eight presidents and reported from 88 countries. He led the team that won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for coverage of the corruption of Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham. Condon is a past president of the White House Correspondents Association and the Gridiron Club and past chairman of the National Press Foundation.
George E. Condon Jr. is White House correspondent for National Journal. He joined National Journal at the beginning of the Obama administration, covering the White House for CongressDaily. Prior to that, he covered the White House and national politics as Washington bureau chief for Copley News Service and the San Diego Union-Tribune. Condon has interviewed eight presidents and reported from 88 countries. He led the team that won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for coverage of the corruption of Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham. Condon is a past president of the White House Correspondents Association and the Gridiron Club and past chairman of the National Press Foundation.
Management

Analysis: Trump Staff Still Short on Relevant Experience

The president has mostly avoided hiring aides who have worked closely with Congress or toiled in past administrations—and it shows.

Oversight

Trump Has His 20th 'Worst Week' Out of 30 in Office

For journalists, the sky is falling as the president’s performance goes from bad to worse.

Management

Kushner’s Curious Plan for a Back Channel

Secret contacts are as old as the Republic, but his suggested use of Russian communications links mystifies diplomats and intelligence analysts.

Tech

How to Make Donald Trump’s Phone Safe

The man who led the effort to let President Obama keep his BlackBerry says the best solution for Trump might be multiple devices.

Management

The Rocky Obama-Sanders Relationship

The president and the runner-up to replace him will meet Thursday with a long, rough history between them.

Management

How Obama Will Give His Final State of the Union

Past 8th-year presidents have left a blueprint.

Management

The White House Thinks Obama Had a Very Good Year. The Public Isn’t so Sure.

The unemployment rate is down, gas prices and inflation are low, and the president notched some major accomplishments. But Obama remains a polarizing figure, and Americans are feeling insecure.

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Oversight

The President Again Tries to Right the Ship

Still searching for the proper tone in the wake of the Paris attacks, Obama held his third press conference in eight days.

Oversight

Yes, President Obama Is Going to Watch the Debate

Presidents often like to say they're ignoring the polls and the elections to succeed them. Don't believe it.

Management

Obama Vows Another Try on Gun Regulation

A president famed for his cool was visibly shaken; a politician noted for his calculation was ready for a fight he is likely to lose.

Management

Papal White House Visits Are Special, But They Sometimes Get Awkward

Meetings between popes and presidents have ranged from memorable to prickly.

Management

Obama Embarks on Alaska Trip to Talk Climate, Glaciers

Warren G. Harding had a different kind of trip north, and didn’t live to tell the tale.

Management

Obama's Upcoming Kenyan Visit Will Be Different

The administration and the president himself are trying to cast the official visit as all business.

Management

Should Joe Biden Run for President?

The positives and negatives of another White House campaign for Biden.

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Management

Vietnam's Communist Party Leader to Meet With Obama in Washington

The White House sees Nguyen Phu Trong leader as a potential regional partner.

Defense

Obama Delivers Strong Comeback to Netanyahu on Iran

"When I hear some people say that disagreements over policy belie a lack of support of Israel, I must object and object forcefully."

Management

Barack Obama’s Top Secret Plan to Make You Laugh

Have you heard the one about the president and the White House Correspondents’ Dinner?

Defense

Iran Talks Could Win Kerry a Nobel Peace Prize

Experts say we won't know true impact of any deal for years.

Defense

White House Struggles with the Language of Terrorism

"We must never accept the premise that they put forward, because it is a lie," Obama says. "They are not religious leaders. They're terrorists."