George Condon

National Journal

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White House correspondent for National Journal

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Last night, the President told Congress the  State of the Union  is "strong."

A Fast Start to the President's "Fourth Quarter"

Last night, the President told Congress the State of the Union is "strong."

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President Obama told a joint session of Congress that he inherited an economy in free fall.

Campaign Rhetoric and the State of the Union Address

President Obama told a joint session of Congress that he inherited an economy in free fall.

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In his  State of the Union  address last night, President Obama told a joint session of Congress that he inherited an economy in free fall.  He said, "The state of the union is getting…

Campaign Rhetoric and the State of the Union Address

In his State of the Union address last night, President Obama told a joint session of Congress that he inherited an economy in free fall.  He said, "The state of the union is getting…

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President Donald Trump was at a campaign rally in North Carolina Wednesday, basking in chants of “send her back.”

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Teddy Roosevelt coined the term “Bully Pulpit.” Other presidents have used it to get the nation behind them. For President Trump, it’s an instrument of division.

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The annual Iowa State Fair is known as the unofficial start to campaign season.

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Author and University of Michigan professor Alexandra Minna Stern traces the origins of America's burgeoning white nationalist movement.

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The House and Senate are looking into Facebook’s plan to launch a currency called Libra. Neither side of the political aisle trusts Facebook, believing it's too big.

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California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

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Will mass shootings become part of America’s background noise?   That’s an ugly prospect raised by the deaths of 34 people this week in Texas, Ohio and California.

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