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Clara Ritger covers Congress for National Journal. She previously covered the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces for National Journal's health care team. Her multimedia and written work has appeared in outlets across the country including USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Indianapolis Star and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in political science and film, television and theatre.

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Congress Shies Away From Telling Obama What to Do on Iran

An AIPAC-approved letter isn't gathering enough signatures to send a message to the president.

Republicans Announce Plan to Require a Vote on Iran Nuclear Deal

A group of senators said late Wednesday that sanctions would be automatically reimposed if the White House does not consult Congress.

9/11 Commission Chair: Congress Is the Biggest Obstacle to Stopping the Next Terrorist Attack

The Department of Homeland Security, the commission, even Congress itself say congressional oversight is out of control.

Both Parties Looking to Pare Down Obama's Border Funding

Senate Democrats propose to cut $1 billion from the president's request; House Republicans are expected to unveil an even deeper cut Wednesday.

White House Snubs Some Senior Lawmakers on Iran Negotiation Details

"My invite was lost in the mail," said Sen. John McCain.

Israelis and Palestinians Search for Peace 5,000 Miles From Home

"We crossed the ocean to meet with one another because we couldn't cross the street back home," said one Israeli student.

Congress Considers $5 Million Reward for Information on Israeli Teens' Deaths

The House and Senate bills create a cash incentive for intelligence on possible terrorist involvement.  

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Congress Shies Away From Telling Obama What to Do on Iran

An AIPAC-approved letter isn't gathering enough signatures to send a message to the president.

Republicans Announce Plan to Require a Vote on Iran Nuclear Deal

A group of senators said late Wednesday that sanctions would be automatically reimposed if the White House does not consult Congress.

9/11 Commission Chair: Congress Is the Biggest Obstacle to Stopping the Next Terrorist Attack

The Department of Homeland Security, the commission, even Congress itself say congressional oversight is out of control.

Both Parties Looking to Pare Down Obama's Border Funding

Senate Democrats propose to cut $1 billion from the president's request; House Republicans are expected to unveil an even deeper cut Wednesday.

White House Snubs Some Senior Lawmakers on Iran Negotiation Details

"My invite was lost in the mail," said Sen. John McCain.

Israelis and Palestinians Search for Peace 5,000 Miles From Home

"We crossed the ocean to meet with one another because we couldn't cross the street back home," said one Israeli student.

Congress Considers $5 Million Reward for Information on Israeli Teens' Deaths

The House and Senate bills create a cash incentive for intelligence on possible terrorist involvement.  

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