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Alex Brown is a Congressional Correspondent for National Journal. Previously, Alex was an Atlantic Media Fellow at National Journal Hotline, where he covered Midwest politics. A Michigan native, Brown studied journalism at Union University and won regional awards for his writing. He moved to D.C. and joined the National Journal team in June 2012.

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The Real-Life 'Alpha House' Is Going on the Market

The most famous frat house in Congress is ending its decades-long run, leaving a pair of high-ranking Democratic senators searching for a new place to live.

The Office Gangs of Capitol Hill

As some lawmakers prepare to leave Congress, others are eager—very eager—to claim their turf.

Orientation for New Members Includes Some Who Won't Be

With a few races too close to call, candidates are preparing to join Congress—even if they end up losing.

Move to Authorize Force Against ISIS Unlikely in Lame Duck

The White House has invited Congress to formally authorize strikes in Iraq and Syria, but neither branch appears eager to make the first move.

Manchin Quits No Labels Amid Democrats' Anger at Group

The organization's role in the Colorado Senate race was seen as the breaking point.

Bishop, Horsford Defend Israel

Making No Mark

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The Real-Life 'Alpha House' Is Going on the Market

The most famous frat house in Congress is ending its decades-long run, leaving a pair of high-ranking Democratic senators searching for a new place to live.

The Office Gangs of Capitol Hill

As some lawmakers prepare to leave Congress, others are eager—very eager—to claim their turf.

Orientation for New Members Includes Some Who Won't Be

With a few races too close to call, candidates are preparing to join Congress—even if they end up losing.

Move to Authorize Force Against ISIS Unlikely in Lame Duck

The White House has invited Congress to formally authorize strikes in Iraq and Syria, but neither branch appears eager to make the first move.

Manchin Quits No Labels Amid Democrats' Anger at Group

The organization's role in the Colorado Senate race was seen as the breaking point.

Is Michigan's Most Powerful Republican Really in Political Danger?

Democrats have mounted their first serious challenge to longtime Rep. Fred Upton, but the biggest threat may be yet to come.

How Astronauts Vote From Space

When civic-minded astronauts go into orbit, they don't lose the ability to cast a ballot on affairs down below.

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