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Matt Vasiligambros Matt Vasilogambros is a policy writer for National Journal, covering foreign affairs, the White House and Congress. He previously covered the 2012 presidential election and other federal elections for the National Journal and The Hotline. Before joining the company, Matt covered politics for PoliticsDaily.com, the Iowa Independent and the Huffington Post. Matt is a graduate of Drake University, where he served as editor-in-chief of the award-winning student newspaper. He is a native of Arlington Heights, Ill.
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The Capitol Hill Security Gap That's as Troublesome as the One at Navy Yard

June 6, 2014 On Sept. 23, as on most days, Aaron Alexis arrived at work at the Washington Navy Yard. He drove up to the front gates, displaying his parking pass and credentials. Sitting next to him was a backpack containing a shotgun and shells. The bag was never searched. He walked into...

The 10 Best and Worst States for Military Retirees

May 23, 2014 Military retirees are not like the average retiree: Veterans may have special medical needs, and being decades younger than the average retiree, they usually still need to find work. So when searching for the best place to retire from the Armed Forces, there are several economic, social, and health care...

Here's What You Need to Know About Thailand's Military Coup

May 22, 2014 The Thai army led a coup d'état on Thursday, assuming control of a government that has struggled through a political crisis for several months. The man behind the coup, Thailand's army chief, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, said it was "necessary to seize power," announcing the coup on television. Thousands of protesters...

These Teenage Girls Are Ready to Change the Male-Dominated Aerospace Industry

May 19, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Kelsey Webb is a long way from her small town in South Texas. The 14-year-old freshman from Three Rivers stands confidently in a sea of hundreds of science students packed into a warm room near the Capitol on this muggy May morning. She's displaying the pink-and-white rocket that her team...

The 5 Best and Worst States for Working Moms

May 13, 2014 f you're a working mom, Oregon might be the best place for you to live. Wallet Hub, a personal finance network, released a survey on Monday ranking the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on which place provides the best opportunity for working mothers. The survey uses nine...

The FBI Thinks It Can Pass Off Downtown D.C. as Shanghai

April 15, 2014 If you're a movie director, low on cash, in need of a nightlife shot in Shanghai, but can't fly to China, there is a solution: Just film in D.C.'s Chinatown. That's the approach the FBI took in a new 28-minute film it released Monday, warning American students of the dangers...

This Passover, TSA Wants Your Matzoh to Travel Safe

April 10, 2014 The Jewish holiday of Passover starts Monday, and the Transportation Security Administration is ready for great amounts of matzoh to take to the skies. As it does with other major religious events, TSA has an advisory out to prepare travelers and employees for what may seem odd to the uninformed...

CIA Used Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs to Torture Terrorism Detainee

April 10, 2014 More details are coming out of a forthcoming Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA, including black site prison locations and wrongful detentions, but there are also some new details on interrogation techniques. While the CIA reportedly used torture methods deployed by the Soviet Union, China, and North Korea—including sleep...

You Don't Have to See Combat to Get PTSD From War

April 4, 2014 There are many details remaining about the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, Texas, killing four, including himself, and injuring 16 more. But here are some key facts about Spc. Ivan Lopez: He served four months in Iraq, he was being treated for undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder, and he...

The Death of the Presidential Selfie?

April 2, 2014 President Obama can add another job title to his resume: Samsung shill. It turns out that the "spontaneous" selfie that the president took with Red Sox player David Ortiz at the White House on Tuesday was actually an orchestrated social-media move by the baseball star. After Ortiz tweeted the picture...

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