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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.

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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 ...

When All Politics Isn't Local

At a time when pundits pore over myriad Senate models and methodologically questionable surveys from state polling firms, it's important to remember that fundamentals still matter a lot -- espec...

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.

The Most Interesting Candidate of the Year

Minnesota Republicans nominated a Brad Pitt look-alike, and he gives the party one of its best opportunities to take a seat.  

Is Marco Rubio a Statesman or Just a Good Strategist?

To run for president, the senator needs to show voters how he's a different type of Republican—beyond his biography.

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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.

The Most Interesting Candidate of the Year

Minnesota Republicans nominated a Brad Pitt look-alike, and he gives the party one of its best opportunities to take a seat.  

Is Marco Rubio a Statesman or Just a Good Strategist?

To run for president, the senator needs to show voters how he's a different type of Republican—beyond his biography.

Finding Al Franken

The comedian-turned-senator is running an unusually low-key reelection campaign, trying to avoid scrutiny. Will Republicans get the last laugh?

If Democrats Lose the Senate, Harry Reid Deserves the Blame

The Senate majority l eader's aggressive tactics have backfired, threatening his hold on leadership.

Chamber of Commerce to Endorse Al Franken's Challenger

Their endorsement of Republican Mike McFadden is a sign Republicans view the Minnesota Senate race as increasingly winnable.

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