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Elahe Izadi writes about Congress and politics for National Journal, having previously covered Congress and K Street for the Influence Alley microsite. Prior to joining National Journal, she wrote and curated, an NPR Project Argo blog at WAMU 88.5 focused on race and class. Elahe was also part of the team behind D.C. local news start-up, and covered everything from crime to local government for The Gazette, The Washington Post's chain of community newspapers in Maryland. Elahe graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in print journalism and African-American history. She was born in Washington, D.C., where she currently lives and regularly performs stand-up comedy.

Latest From Elahe Izadi

President Obama Announces Plan to 'Fix As Much of Our Immigration System As I Can'

In a statement Monday, he laid out a path for executive action on immigration.

One Year After Immigration Reform Passed the Senate, It’s Still Stalled Out

The optimism of that day in 2013 has all but disappeared on Capitol Hill. 

John Boehner Will Initiate a Lawsuit Against President Obama

Executive actions would be at the heart of the action.

Inside the Big Push for a Voting Rights Act Fix

With the anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act, advocates and lawmakers want a vote. 

Watch Congressional Leaders Awkwardly Hold Hands

Congressional leaders held hands and swayed to music today—and they did not appear to be too comfortable about it.

What Washington Is Doing About the Kids Who Have Become the Latest Flashpoint in the Immigration Debate

Everyone is scrambling to respond to the unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied minors from Central America. 

Behind Dianne Feinstein's Calculated Rebuke of the White House

The Intelligence chair has long defended the administration, but when Obama didn't warn her about the Bergdahl swap, he met the limit of her patience.

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