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Jennifer Scholtes


Jennifer Scholtes writes for CQ Homeland Security. Since starting at CQ in 2007, she has covered floor procedure and legislation in both the House and Senate. Before that, she was chief copy editor for the Paradise Post in northern California and a reporter with Media Newsgroup newspapers in that region. ŻJen is a graduate of Chico State's journalism school and grew up in the California college town known for being home to Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Ż

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Stories by Jennifer Scholtes:

Clash Over NSA Spy Programs on Capitol Hill

June 13, 2013

Top law enforcement and intelligence officials fiercely defended the Obama administrationís sweeping surveillance programs on Capitol Hill Thursday, emphasizing their legality, their record of success in thwarting terrorist attacks and the many opportunities lawmakers have had over the years to alter the programs that some are now criticizing as too intrusive.

Inhofe Reverses Stance on Possible Rice Nomination

Nov. 26, 2012

One of the Senateís strongest critics of Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is changing his tune. Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., said Monday night that he would not necessarily oppose Rice if President Barack Obama nominates her as his next secretary of State.

Lieberman Blasts Panel Republican for Leaking Secret Service Probe Details

Oct. 19, 2012

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Joseph I. Lieberman on Friday chided a leading Republican on his panel for divulging details of an unpublished investigation into the Secret Serviceís prostitution scandal this spring.




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