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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

President Obama Just Signed a Ted Cruz Bill Into Law

The measure, aimed at Iran, keeps "known terrorists" serving as U.N. ambassadors out of the U.S.

Mark Zuckerberg-Backed Group Goes After Steve King for Being Steve King

New FWD.us ads highlight King's comments about a proposal to grant legal status to dreamers in the military.

Global Coffee Shortage Averted for Now, but Bean Price Could Still Rise

Brazilian drought has cut into supplies of this very important beverage.

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.

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President Obama Just Signed a Ted Cruz Bill Into Law

The measure, aimed at Iran, keeps "known terrorists" serving as U.N. ambassadors out of the U.S.

Mark Zuckerberg-Backed Group Goes After Steve King for Being Steve King

New FWD.us ads highlight King's comments about a proposal to grant legal status to dreamers in the military.

Global Coffee Shortage Averted for Now, but Bean Price Could Still Rise

Brazilian drought has cut into supplies of this very important beverage.

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.

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