George E. Condon Jr.

George 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.
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Daschle takes himself out of the running for HHS job

February 3, 2009 In a stunning development that cost President Obama one of his most important advisers, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle on Tuesday withdrew his nomination as Health and Human Services secretary and director of the new White House Office on Health Care Reform, a victim of the furor triggered by...

Obama gets down to business of governing

January 21, 2009 After a day devoted to poetry, parades and pomp, President Obama gets down to business Wednesday. His first full day in the Oval Office will be devoted to fulfilling campaign promises to begin the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, beef up U.S. forces in Afghanistan and step up White House...