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Sophie Novack

Sophie Novack Sophie Novack is a health care reporter at National Journal. She was previously a Fellow for National Journal's Presentation Center, creating data visualizations and graphical representations of news. Sophie is originally from New York City, and graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Creative Writing and International Studies.
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What If They Shut Down Congress and Nobody Noticed?

October 3, 2013 While people often complain about a Do-Nothing Congress, massive staff reductions inside the Capitol could make that truer than ever before. The day-to-day business of congressional offices and committees—from constituent service to hearings and investigations—is largely on hold, as House Republicans and Senate Democrats stalemate over a budget agreement. Many...

Shutdown Threat Has Federal Agencies in Scramble Mode

September 25, 2013 The government may shut down next week, but the National Zoo’s baby panda still needs to eat. “We would never, ever leave the animals unattended,” said Linda St. Thomas, chief spokeswoman for the Smithsonian Institution, which runs the zoo. But the zoo -- along with all the Smithsonian museums and...

A Friendly Reminder That Defunding Obamacare Won't Stop the Law

September 18, 2013 With Capitol Hill wrapped up in a debate this week regarding looming fiscal fights and the possibility of a shutdown over the health care law, it’s worth remembering that shutting down the government would likely have little impact on the Affordable Care Act. According to a Congressional Research Service report...

Karl Rove-Backed Group Spoofs Obamacare Video Contest

August 27, 2013 Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies is bringing out the big puns in its fight against Obamacare. The Karl Rove-backed advocacy organization announced its entry Monday into the Health and Human Services Department's video contest aimed at promoting Obamacare among young Americans, the group key to keeping premiums down in the law's...