Amanda Carey Elliott

Amanda Carey was the summer intern for Reason magazine and Robert D. Novak’s last intern.

Raul Labrador Moves on From Majority Leader


Raul Labrador, fresh off his failed bid to become Republicans’ House majority leader, doesn’t know what he’s going to do next, but that doesn’t seem to bother him. In terms of his job as a congressman from Idaho’s first district, it’s back to regular-scheduled programming for the sophomore lawmaker. “You know, I don’t have my sights set […]

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Lives Another Day


During an interview I conducted back in April with Rep. Trey Gowdy for a profile that would appear in this very magazine, I asked the amiable South Carolinian if he had thought about challenging Sen. Lindsey Graham in his Senate primary this year. Gowdy laughed at me. “Yes, I thought about challenging Lindsey Graham,” he […]

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Bob Novak: A Teacher


“Good luck,” Robert Novak told me on my first day working for him. Short, succinct, and to the point — that was the Bob Novak way. At the time I thought it to be an odd greeting, but I quickly realized that Novak had accurately predicted the sentiment I would be repeating to myself nearly […]

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