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Josh Kraushaar is the political editor for National Journal, and pens the weekly "Against the Grain" column. Kraushaar has held several positions since joining Atlantic Media in 2010, including as managing editor for politics at National Journal, and as executive editor and editor-in-chief of The Hotline. In addition to his management of The Hotline, Kraushaar plays a critical role in shaping National Journal's overall political coverage.

Prior to working at National Journal, he was a political correspondent for Politico, where he reported on congressional campaigns and managed the "Scorecard" blog devoted to up-to-the-minute coverage of elections. Kraushaar has also served as the editor of House Race Hotline, for which he covered the 2006 election cycle.

Kraushaar has appeared as a political analyst on television and radio, including FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, National Public Radio and C-SPAN.

Latest From Josh Kraushaar

Obama's Agenda Threatens to Divide the Democratic Party

Hillary Clinton's ability to win the White House in 2016 depends on the president moving to the middle, not playing to his base.

Rise of the Republican Pragmatists

Expect the new GOP majorities in Congress to press forward with a governing agenda, avoiding the intra-party conflicts of years past.

Republicans Just Broke Democrats’ Blue Wall

Republicans pick up seats in Democratic-friendly territory, giving the party an opportunity to improve its battered brand.

White House in Denial: President Obama Is Costing Democrats Control of the Senate

The White House insists that vulnerable Democrats should have supported him more. That couldn't be further from the truth.

Minority Report

It hasn't garnered the same national attention as a battleground Senate election, but the Illinois gubernatorial race between Gov. Pat Quinn (D) and Bruce Rauner (R) is as consequential ...

Is the GOP Wasting Its Time Courting Black Voters in Illinois?

Republican Bruce Rauner is aggressively courting black voters in his bid to be governor. If he succeeds, his outreach will be the model for the entire party.

Senate Democratic Officials Start Lashing Out at White House

"The ineptitude of the White House political operation has sunk from annoying to embarrassing,"  said one Democratic Senate official.

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Obama's Agenda Threatens to Divide the Democratic Party

Hillary Clinton's ability to win the White House in 2016 depends on the president moving to the middle, not playing to his base.

Rise of the Republican Pragmatists

Expect the new GOP majorities in Congress to press forward with a governing agenda, avoiding the intra-party conflicts of years past.

Republicans Just Broke Democrats’ Blue Wall

Republicans pick up seats in Democratic-friendly territory, giving the party an opportunity to improve its battered brand.

White House in Denial: President Obama Is Costing Democrats Control of the Senate

The White House insists that vulnerable Democrats should have supported him more. That couldn't be further from the truth.

Is the GOP Wasting Its Time Courting Black Voters in Illinois?

Republican Bruce Rauner is aggressively courting black voters in his bid to be governor. If he succeeds, his outreach will be the model for the entire party.

Senate Democratic Officials Start Lashing Out at White House

"The ineptitude of the White House political operation has sunk from annoying to embarrassing,"  said one Democratic Senate official.

Running Against Obama, Republicans Positioned for Midterm Sweep

Most of the battleground Senate races are trending in the GOP's direction, while Democrats are playing defense in the House.

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