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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.

Latest From Alex Brown

Free-Trade Democrats Face Campaign Pressure

Unions and liberal groups are withholding cash and threatening primary challenges against members who back trade deals.

Why Donna Edwards Can't Count on the Congressional Black Caucus

In her fast rise, Edwards has made enemies within the CBC and the Maryland delegation. That may hurt her Senate bid.

Budget Fight Gives Van Hollen a Chance to Court Liberal Skeptics

The top Budget Committee Democrat has a platform he can use in his Senate primary battle with Donna Edwards.

For Young Democrats, What Is There to Be Excited About?

Most won't admit to being demoralized, but they say the adjustment to life as a House Democrat hasn't always been easy.

Havana-Bound: Cuba Rapidly Becomes a Favorite Member Destination

Lawmaker visits to the island nation were booming even before President Obama relaxed U.S. policies.

Boehner's New Strategy: Enlist Democrats First, Not Last

On the "doc fix," the speaker isn't bothering to negotiate with his right flank before veering to the middle.

Xavier Becerra's Stress Test

The Californian could run for Senate or compete for a top leadership job. Is he tough enough for either race?

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