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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

I Underestimated Carly Fiorina. Here's How.

After watching her CPAC stump speech, it's clear she's got more potential than many have given her credit for.

The Ultimate Washington Wonk Quiz: Inaugural Edition

Each week, Josh Kraushaar and National Journal's politics team will try to stump you with a selection of absurdly esoteric political trivia, from the week in Washington and beyond.

Rand Paul, This Isn't Your Father's CPAC

Rand Paul is still a fan favorite here. But attendees were roused by invocations of President Obama's weakness on national security.

Why Bobby Jindal and David Vitter Hate Each Other

Years' worth of bad blood between the two is spilling out, hurting both Republicans as they attempt to leap to higher office.

Marco Rubio Questions Obama’s Faith in American Exceptionalism

The Florida senator is raising similar concerns about the president that Rudy Giuliani has. But he's winning over supporters in the process.

On Foreign Policy, Republicans Remain the Party of Bush

Jeb Bush has received outsized scrutiny for the makeup of his large team of foreign policy advisers, as observers try to cull any clues about his thinking on international affairs. But by focusing...

Obama Changed His Party, Not the Country

As a presidential candidate, Obama's mission was to move the country in a more liberal direction. But he's only succeeded at transforming his own party. 

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