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Priscilla Alvarez Priscilla Alvarez is an assistant editor at The Atlantic. Previously she was a fellow at National Journal and a correspondent for USA TODAY College, where she covered a variety of topics with a focus on college students.
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Why a Former CIA Chief Says Trump Is a 'Threat' to National Security

August 5, 2016 Michael Morell, the former acting director of the CIA, endorsed Hillary Clinton and called Donald Trump a “threat to our national security” in an op-ed published in The New York Times on Friday. Morell, a 33-year veteran at the agency, recalled his time working with Clinton while she was secretary...

How Did Melania Trump Secure an American Visa?

August 4, 2016 At the Republican National Convention, Melania Trump recounted how she came to the United States: “After living and working in Milan and Paris, I arrived in New York City 20 years ago, and I saw both the joys and hardships of daily life. On July 28th, 2006, I was very...

Loretta Lynch Can't Escape the Clinton Emails

July 12, 2016 Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday in a hearing that vacillated between lawmakers expressing concern over the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices and their concerns about recent shootings. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte kicked off the hearing with a moment of silence...

Bernie Sanders Will Hit the Campaign Trail With Hillary Clinton

July 11, 2016 It was a long time coming. Bernie Sanders will join Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail on Tuesday. The former Democratic rivals will make a joint appearance at a New Hampshire rally “to discuss their commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for...

How U.S. Politicians Are Reacting to the Dallas Shooting

July 8, 2016 Within a 24-hour span, President Obama delivered remarks twice about shooting incidents in the United States—the first on the officer-involved shooting deaths in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the second on an attack against law-enforcement personnel in Dallas. In Dallas, five police officers were killed by snipers, after protesters gathered in...

House Republicans Have Questions for James Comey

July 7, 2016 The investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state formally closed on Wednesday, but House Republicans aren’t prepared to let it go. On Thursday, FBI Director James Comey testified before the House Oversight Committee, only two days after announcing that his...

FBI: 'No Reasonable Prosecutor' Would Charge Clinton For Her Handling of Classified Email

July 5, 2016 With the Democratic convention only a few weeks away, the Hillary Clinton camp can release a sigh of relief after FBI Director James Comey announced that the agency found that “no charges are appropriate” in the probe into the former secretary of state’s emails. “Our judgement is that no reasonable...

Obama Calls for Zika Funding—Again

July 1, 2016 President Obama and Congress are playing a game of hot potato. On Friday, the president urged Congress to pass legislation to combat the Zika virus, ahead of the July 4 recess. “We have not seen the House and Senate come together in a sensible way to put forward the dollars...

Will North Carolina's Bathroom Bill Be Revised?

June 29, 2016 North Carolina lawmakers are reportedly considering changes to the state’s controversial bathroom bill, HB2, which bars transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity as opposed to their sex at birth. The bill prompted a massive backlash—with celebrities and businesses threatening to pull their projects from...

GOP Criticizes US Military for Slow Response to Benghazi; New Detail In Latest Finding

June 28, 2016 After a two-year investigation that cost $7 million, one of the most politically contentious chapters of Hillary Clinton’s career came to a close on Tuesday. House Republicans released their long-awaited report on the 2012 Benghazi terror attacks that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Clinton was the secretary of...