National Security Reporter @WSJ. Member @CFR_org; Fellow @smpaGWU Recovering White House & foreign correspondent. Proud Alum: @GeorgetownLaw @Columbia @RutgersU

Washington, DC.
Joined April 2011
My passion project is finally done - a children's book about a young refugee. In this tale of migration and acceptance, inspired by true stories, an innocent boy's life is upended after his family flees war-torn Syria in search of a better life. amazon.com/dp/B07QF7SXJT/ref…
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The Biden administration is weighing stricter Covid-19 testing requirements for travelers entering the U.S., including U.S. citizens, to slow the spread of the emerging Omicron variant - latest from ⁦@MHackman⁩ & ⁦@alyrosewsj.com/articles/stricter-co…
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Ok, the latest New Yorker cover is pretty brilliant.
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So many organizations doing amazing work this holidays season (and year-round!) to help those in need. Here's one of my favorites:
Your donations make a huge impact! Help us make the winter a little warmer for those most in need. Every penny counts and is used to support our community ❤️ gfth.org/donating/ #GivingTuesday2021
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Readout of the latest meeting between US officials & the Taliban in Doha. Buried toward the end: "American officials expressed deep concern regarding allegations of human rights abuses and urged the Taliban to protect the rights of all Afghans,uphold & enforce its policy of (1/2)
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...general amnesty, and take additional steps to form an inclusive and representative government." (2/2)
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Just received an invitation to a holiday party that will involve a mask decorating competition as its main event. ... It's come to this.
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Closing comment from @SenatorMenendez during today's hearing on US policy on democracy in LatAm, after asking who drove the decision to delist Colombia's FARC from list of terrorist orgs (and Assistant Sec. for Western Hemisphere Brian Nichols saying he didn't know):
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.@PeterHotez calculates that 150,000 unvaccinated people in the United States have died of covid since June 1, when the vaccine was widely available.
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New: The official announcement from the State Department, confirming me and ⁦@WSJForero⁩’s scoop, delisting the FARC from the list of terror orgs and designating a couple of dissident groups and their leaders instead.
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GOP believes a vote on their Nord Stream amendment to this year’s NDAA would be a politically difficult vote for Dems, who’d be forced to go on the record against the Biden administration’s decision to waive the mandatory sanctions. Voting no on cloture is one way to do that.
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Road trip for Pete and Kamala.
Some news! The @VP is headed to Charlotte, NC on Thursday with @SecretaryPete to discuss how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will benefit North Carolinians
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🎄 🎁 'Gifts from the heart' is the theme of Christmas decorations at the White House this year. The traditional White House Gingerbread House also includes additional buildings honoring frontline workers and first responders
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