Ambreen Ali covers science and technology policy as a staff writer for CQ Roll Call. She joined the company in January 2010 to help launch a website and blog on grassroots advocacy, Congress.org. A 2008 new media graduate of the Medill School at Northwestern, Ambreen previously worked as a White House stringer covering the presidential press pool for Bloomberg and an intern for the late Seattle Post-Intelligencer. During a stint in India for Agence France-Presse, her fluent Urdu led to widely published stories on Tibetan refugees and Mumbai's red-light workers.
Ambreen holds an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Washington, where she wrote for the Daily, and she has written about social media and finance for SmartBrief. She also worked as a web editor for Newser.com, a news aggregation site. Ambreen's first journalism job was at Seattle Magazine in 2003, where she acquired fact-checking skills she uses to this day. She spends her spare time running and cooking.
Stories by Ambreen Ali:
Jan. 18, 2012
The Brookings Institution ranked once again as the worlds top think tank in an annual survey out today.
Jan. 13, 2012
Facebooks policy shop is expanding once again, this time to focus on state issues. Will Castleberry will join Facebooks Washington, D.C., office next month as director of state public policy, according to spokesman Andrew Noyes.
Jan. 12, 2012
For many in the Occupy movement, Wall Street was so last year. Congress is the new target as Occupy activists try to channel the populist energy of the 99 percent into tangible results.
Jan. 11, 2012
The Republican National Committee has hired a director of Hispanic outreach as part of its effort to court Latino voters this election cycle, which was officially announced today and was reported Monday in Roll Call.
Jan. 10, 2012
Winning an election? Theres an app for that. Conservative activists have created a mobile tool that makes it easier for them to direct volunteers in the field.
Jan. 8, 2012
Shortly after noon today, thousands of people plan to ring bells to honor the victims of last years shooting rampage at a Congressional meet-and-greet in Tucson, Ariz., where a gunman killed six and injured 13, including a Member of Congress.
Jan. 8, 2012
Sen. John McCain criticized President Barack Obamas newly unveiled strategy for a leaner and more flexible military, saying it portrays the United States as weak and withdrawn.
Jan. 6, 2012
The Republican Party has a problem heading into the elections a Latino gap that may be getting bigger.
Jan. 4, 2012
A major oil lobby group is launching an ad campaign to make sure energy issues remain at the center of this yearís presidential race.
Dec. 19, 2011
As Newt Gingrich was rising in the House Republican ranks, his then-wife, Marianne, was hired by a former employer to extract grant money from the Economic Development Administration, a federal agency President Ronald Reagan sought to eliminate and that her husband oversaw from his seat on the House Public Works and Transportation Committee.
Dec. 17, 2011
For the Tea Party Express, next years election is all about the Senate.
Dec. 13, 2011
Obama administration officials signaled today that President Barack Obama will not sign an omnibus spending bill until a bipartisan agreement on his payroll tax holiday can be worked out.
Dec. 9, 2011
Tired of political robocalls, voters such as Dan Tynan are fighting fire with fire.
Dec. 6, 2011
The rain-soaked protesters who stormed Capitol Hill on Tuesday in an attempt to Occupy Congress are not officially part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, but they are an example of how established liberal groups are trying to capitalize on the grass-roots movement and shift it from protests to direct advocacy.
Dec. 1, 2011
The Democratic National Committee announced new initiatives today to push back against voter identification laws that Democrats say suppress the vote.
Nov. 29, 2011
The contentious debate over a pipeline that would import crude oil from Canada is moving from the White House to Capitol Hill.
Nov. 29, 2011
Tea party groups and the Occupy movement are squaring off in Richmond, Va., over the costs associated with their respective protests.
Nov. 28, 2011
Not only are Americans divided over the presidential candidates, they appear to be divided over how people should vote for those candidates.
Nov. 26, 2011
The Human Rights Campaign released a job description for a new president this week, three months after current leader Joe Solmonese announced that he would soon step down.
Nov. 14, 2011
An Internet advocacy group with technology giants such as Google, Facebook and Yahoo as clients is trying to move from informal coalition to permanent Beltway presence.
Nov. 7, 2011
With just one branch and a small staff, Chain Bridge Bank has the unassuming feel of a local business. But the $230 million Beltway depository founded by ex-Sen. Peter Fitzgerald (R-Ill.) is fast becoming the preferred bank of the Republican Party.
Oct. 27, 2011
A financial newsletter firm whose parent company has previously been accused of defrauding customers is marketing to the tea party movement.
Oct. 14, 2011
Forget jobs and spending cuts. Ask around online, and it seems Americans just want the right to get high.
Oct. 11, 2011
Republican attempts to put the brakes on environmental regulations are translating into big bucks for their opponents. Environmental organizations say they have seen record growth in their members and donations this year.
Oct. 6, 2011
Liberals have been racing to embrace the Occupy Wall Street protests as a left-leaning response to the tea party, but the protesters arent exactly returning the favor.