About Me

I’m a freelance writer and editor in Washington, D.C. Currently I am co-author of National Journal’s acclaimed reference book “Almanac of American Politics 2014,” having served as co-author of the 2012 edition.  I also have contributed to editing National Journal’s coverage of the 2012 election.
Earlier I was co-editor of Congressional Quarterly’s “Politics in America 2010” and a national correspondent and news editor for the now-defunct Newhouse News Service. I previously spent six years at CQ covering the Senate, national security and energy issues, and as a Washington correspondent for the Albuquerque Journal.
Before coming to DC in 1995, I was at the Journal in New Mexico covering a variety of issues, including the world’s first underground garbage dump for nuclear waste. It was the subject of my 2002 book “Nuclear Reactions.”
I live on Capitol Hill in Washington with my wife, Liisa, and enjoy extremely spicy food, buying used CDs, the comedic work of Christopher Guest, Albert Brooks and David Cross and the Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

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