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Matt Berman

Matt Berman

Matt Berman is a news editor at National Journal. Before joining National Journal, he managed social media on the communications team at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Prior to Carnegie, Matt worked in digital roles at The Faster Times, Newsweek International, Talking Points Memo, and Salon. Matt graduated from the George Washington University with a B.A. in Political Science.
Matt Berman is a news editor at National Journal. Before joining National Journal, he managed social media on the communications team at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Prior to Carnegie, Matt worked in digital roles at The Faster Times, Newsweek International, Talking Points Memo, and Salon. Matt graduated from the George Washington University with a B.A. in Political Science.
Oversight

House Republicans Leave Washington With No Answers

A Friday meeting gave no resolution to the fallout from Kevin McCarthy’s sudden decision to drop his speaker bid.

Oversight

House Republicans Are Waiting for Paul Ryan to Make Up His Mind

The House GOP met Friday to determine what happens next.

Oversight

Kevin McCarthy Suddenly Drops His Bid for Speaker of the House

The House majority leader’s decision has stunned the House, and shaken up the race.

Oversight

House Speaker John Boehner Is Resigning From Congress

The House speaker is expected to exit in October.

Management

At Press Conference, Obama Reflects on His 'Best Week'

Next to Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, the president also talked about what to expect regarding the crisis in Greece.

Management

Lindsey Graham Steps on His Own Presidential Announcement

" I'm running because of what you see on television. I'm running because I think the world is falling apart," the South Carolinian said, despite saying he would make his intentions known on June 1.

Defense

Officials Investigate Cause of Deadly Train Accident Outside Philadelphia

A New York-bound Northeast Regional train derailed Tuesday night, killing at least six and injuring more than 50.

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Management

Secret Service Officers Crashed Into a White House Barricade Last Week

The agents were reportedly driving drunk from a retirement party for an outgoing agency spokesman.

Defense

Here's the White House Request for the Use of Force Against the Islamic State

The Obama administration has just sent the draft resolution to Congress Wednesday morning. Now it's Congress' turn.

Oversight

In Statement, White House Condemns 'Horrific Shooting' at Paris Newspaper Office

Twelve people have been killed at the offices of Charlie Hebdo.

Management

Unmanned NASA Rocket Explodes in Virginia

The rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corporation, was headed to the International Space Station.

Defense

Someone Else Jumped the White House Fence. This Is What Happened.

Unlike last time, the system worked. But the video isn’t pretty.

Management

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

"I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the nation," said the Homeland Security secretary.

Oversight

Eric Holder Will Resign as Attorney General

Holder is expected to leave office once a successor is confirmed.

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Defense

President Obama Praises Syria Coalition and Warns Extremists 'Plotting' Against America

The president made a brief statement on Monday night's strikes against ISIS and the Khorasan Group in Syria.

Defense

The U.S. Military Has Begun Striking ISIS in Syria

Fighters, bombers, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk missiles were used against Islamic State forces in Syria Monday night.

Defense

Chuck Hagel: The U.S. Isn't Trying to Contain The Islamic State. It's Trying to Destroy It.

The Defense secretary says the U.S.'s mission is to "degrade and destroy the capability of ISIL to come after U.S. interests all over the world, and our allies."

Defense

Obama: ISIL 'Has No Place in the 21st Century'

President condemns militant group responsible for the murder of journalist James Foley.

Defense

Obama: The Situation in Iraq 'Has Greatly Improved'

The president made a statement from Martha's Vineyard Thursday.