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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

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.

The Democrats' Most Effective Midterm Message: Outsourcing

Taking a page from President Obama's 2012 playbook against Mitt Romney, Democrats have found a winning message in a dismal political environment.

Bracing for a Political Wave

Voters are registering record levels of anger at their elected officials. Why that's not good for Senate Democrats—or any politician on the ballot—in November.

Obama's Pass-the-Buck Presidency

The president has a pattern of deflecting blame and denying responsibility. With military action against ISIS underway, that's a dangerous habit.

The GOP's 2016 Foreign Policy Problem

Republicans have an edge on international affairs, but their crop of presidential contenders are untested, especially compared with Hillary Clinton.

Cracks in the Granite

There are many close Senate races that will become accurate barometers of the national mood. But there's no better state that will determine whether 2014 is a "wave" election than New Hampshire. I...

What's The Matter With Kansas?

Kansas has emerged as one of the most fascinating Senate races on the map. With the state's Supreme Court's ruling Thursday removing Democrat Chad Taylor from the ballot, independent Greg ...

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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.

The Democrats' Most Effective Midterm Message: Outsourcing

Taking a page from President Obama's 2012 playbook against Mitt Romney, Democrats have found a winning message in a dismal political environment.

Bracing for a Political Wave

Voters are registering record levels of anger at their elected officials. Why that's not good for Senate Democrats—or any politician on the ballot—in November.

Obama's Pass-the-Buck Presidency

The president has a pattern of deflecting blame and denying responsibility. With military action against ISIS underway, that's a dangerous habit.

The GOP's 2016 Foreign Policy Problem

Republicans have an edge on international affairs, but their crop of presidential contenders are untested, especially compared with Hillary Clinton.

For a Senate Wave, Republicans Need to Halt Dems' Momentum in Swing States

If the GOP only wins on friendly turf, they could retake the majority—but without a mandate.

Obama's Politicking Is Damaging His Presidency

On foreign policy and immigration, the president has prioritized short-term politics over sound policy. And it's costing him badly in his final years in office.

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