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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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Did Russia Just 'Invade' Ukraine? Depends on Whom You Ask.

To call this anything other than an invasion, John McCain and Lindsey Graham said, "is to inhabit President Putin's Orwellian universe."

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Some on the Hill support the move, but Boehner says Obama "needs a long-term strategy."

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Calls for Brennan’s head began Thursday evening after the spy agency admitted it had hacked into Senate computers.

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

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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

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