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The Atlantic To Launch 'Washington Bureau,' Pivot National Journal On Membership Services

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.27.2015 | Media

Three months after announcing it would shutter the print magazine for its politics- and policy-focused National Journal, the Atlantic Media Company a...

Mental Health Reform: It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over

Mary Giliberti | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Mary Giliberti

Keep the pressure on. Tell Congress that it's time for them to pass comprehensive mental health care reform. That was the message heard last week during Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 4-10), when mental health advocates took to the airwaves nationwide and spread out over Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to call for action.

New Republic Hires Editors From Lapham's Quarterly, National Journal

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 08.20.2015 | Media

The New Republic has brought three new editors on board, the latest in a string of additions since the liberal magazine suffered a massive staff walk...

Is Donald Trump the Steve Martin or the Zsa Zsa Gabor of American Politics?

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Dreier

I don't mean to insult the comedian/actor/author/musician Steve Martin, whose mega-talents I admire, but I can imagine Donald Trump echoing one of Martin's favorite lines from his old comedy routine: "I can't believe I get paid for doing this."

National Journal Ends Print Edition, Newsroom Cuts Expected

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.16.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- National Journal, a staple Washington politics and policy magazine relaunched just last year, will suspend its print edition, Atlantic Med...

Brother of Hillary Clinton's Top Campaign Aide Lobbied for Fracked Gas Export Terminal Co-Owned by Qatar

Steve Horn | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Anthony "Tony" Podesta began lobbying in late 2013 on behalf of a company co-owned by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum aiming to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the global market.

Hillary Clinton Stumbles

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Hillary Clinton is rumored to be putting her campaign team together, and she may announce her intention to run for president sooner rather than later. However, her handling of the controversy over her use of private emails while at the State Department has exposed one of her great weaknesses: transparency.

Jason Linkins

Does Hillary Clinton Have An Anonymous-Sources Problem? We Asked A Bunch Of Anonymous Sources | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

Over at National Journal, Emily Schultheis reports on a problem that's been bedeviling those who are closely tied to the proto-campaign of former secr...

Michael Calderone

Politico's White House Editor Jumps To National Journal | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.15.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Politico White House editor Dan Berman is joining National Journal as an assistant managing editor, according to a staff memo. Nationa...

The Media-Pollster Axis Stole the Election

Llewellyn King | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

There is no doubt about the public mood. So why didn't the public vote when there was so much journalistic enthusiasm for the election; when an amazing amount of television time, especially on cable, was given to politics; and when radio goes at politics 24-7?

Given How Much Americans Dislike Congress, It's Shocking Anyone Got Elected At All

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

Only 9 percent of Americans approved of Congress in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections, which may explain why the election drew the lowest ...

GOP Sen. Richard Burr Plans To Run In 2016, Despite Retirement Rumors

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

Despite some rumblings that he would retire, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, told the Nat...

Why Do We Put Up with Washington's Cynical Misinformation Game?

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

There is one arena in which misleading the public not only is abided but is the norm: politics. In fact, much of what constitutes political discourse in this country is now built on a foundation of dishonesty.

GOP Congressman Says His Party's Targeting Of Hispanic Voters Would Be 'Race-Baiting'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said in a Wednesday radio interview that he has no regrets about his comments that Democrats are waging a "war on whites," and...

Why Isn't Chris Christie Derided for Being "Testy"?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 08.16.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The media message to Clinton was clear last week: You can't lose your cool when dealing with the press. You can't try to intimidate reporters. Who is allowed to do all those things? Chris Christie, for one.

Another Website Bans Commenting

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.16.2014 | Media

Yet another news outlet has decided to eliminate comments from readers. National Journal said Friday that it would "join the growing number of site...

Michael Calderone

New National Journal Editor To 'Reinvent' Magazine | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.25.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Richard Just, the former top editor of The New Republic and Newsweek, has been named editor of National Journal. Just will oversee the pri...

Jason Linkins

In What World Is Bernie Sanders Only The 37th Most Liberal Senator? | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

National Journal, as is its wont, has released its latest round of rankings in an effort to determine who are the most liberal and most conservative m...

Media for Sale: Coal Lobby Buys Politico, Real Clear Politics Events

David Halperin | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
David Halperin

Last week, the political news website Real Clear Politics hosted a Washington D.C. event. Held at the gleaming Newseum, site of many such events, it was entitled, "U.S. Energy Policy: The Road Ahead," and appeared to be a genuine policy discussion. It was, in fact, an infomercial.

Fracking Lobby's Tax Forms: Big Bucks to Media Outlets, "Other ALECs"

Steve Horn | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) -- the public relations arm of the oil and gas fracking industry -- has released its 2012 Internal Revenue Services (IRS) 990 form, and it's rich with eye-opening revelations.

WMD Guilt? With Obamacare, The Press Keeps Trying to Minimize Iraq War

Eric Boehlert | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Suggesting that Obama's six-week health care crisis puts him in the same position of Bush following the Iraq invasion softens not only the magnitude of Bush's failures, but the media's as well. It's an effort to downplay the massive missteps that led to the war.

Pelosi Makes Big Confession On Being House Speaker

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told National Journal she's not looking to fill the role of House Speaker again anytime soon. When as...

Is Congress Simply No Fun Anymore?

National Journal | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

When Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La., announced this week that he would retire from his seat after 10 years in the House, he cited his frustrations with ...

Study Reveals How Powerful People May REALLY See Others

National Journal | Posted 07.09.2013 | Science

The powerful people of the world look down upon the powerless. While at Columbia University, Andy J. Yap set up a simple experiment. After manipula...

America's Birthday Arrives Amid Intense Divides

National Journal | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

It seems entirely revealing, if dispiriting, that the days before the July Fourth holiday showed Red America and Blue America pulling apart at an acce...