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Elahe Izadi

Staff Correspondent

eizadi@nationaljournal.com

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 DCentric.org, 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 TBD.com, 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

Virginia Hasn't Learned Anything From Last Year's Government Shutdown

The commonwealth's  current budget impasse centers around Medicaid expansion.

The Grisly Reality Behind Soaring Lime Prices

Mexican cartels are making the citrus more expensive in the United States.

Boehner Primary Challenger's Ad Is a Joke About Boners

"If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years ... ," it says.

This Is Real: President Obama Agrees With Ted Cruz

The White House agrees with Cruz that Iran's U.N. ambassador pick shouldn't be allowed into the U.S., but Obama won't be signing Cruz's bill into law—for now.

Inside Washington

Meet Congress's personal bootlegger.

Fight Over Rules Delays Spring Break for Democratic Senators

Frustrations over Senate rules are keeping senators in Washington just a little while longer, at least for now.

The Heat Increases for Rep. McAllister to Resign

Louisiana GOP wants him out post-"kissing scandal"; Boehner says "he's got decisions that he has to make."

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Virginia Hasn't Learned Anything From Last Year's Government Shutdown

The commonwealth's  current budget impasse centers around Medicaid expansion.

The Grisly Reality Behind Soaring Lime Prices

Mexican cartels are making the citrus more expensive in the United States.

Boehner Primary Challenger's Ad Is a Joke About Boners

"If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years ... ," it says.

This Is Real: President Obama Agrees With Ted Cruz

The White House agrees with Cruz that Iran's U.N. ambassador pick shouldn't be allowed into the U.S., but Obama won't be signing Cruz's bill into law—for now.

Fight Over Rules Delays Spring Break for Democratic Senators

Frustrations over Senate rules are keeping senators in Washington just a little while longer, at least for now.

The Heat Increases for Rep. McAllister to Resign

Louisiana GOP wants him out post-"kissing scandal"; Boehner says "he's got decisions that he has to make."

House to Vote Thursday on Bill Barring Iran Ambassador From U.S.

Senate approved measure Monday to keep Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador from entering the United States.

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