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Kellan Howell

Politics Reporter

Kellan has been reporting in Washington, D.C. for five years. Growing up as a military brat, Kellan got to live and travel all over the world, which gave her a knack for getting to know new people and finding interesting stories from an early age. She studied magazine journalism at James Madison University but found, in the world of Facebook and YouTube, that video is where it's at. When she's not chasing lawmakers around the halls of Capitol Hill, Kellan loves to spend time working on her bartending skills, going to concerts and binge watching the latest show on Netflix. You can follow her on Twitter @KellanHowell.

  Recent Work
Special Counsel Robert Mueller
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Mueller's Final Report Could Model Past Special Investigations

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What 2020 Candidates' Pot Platforms Say About Views On Legal Weed

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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A Divisive Impeachment Attempt Could Backfire on Democrats

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Democrats Suffer Liberal Growing Pains in New Congress

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Party Leaders Urge Social Media Ceasefire for 2020 Dems

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
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Bernie Sanders Faces New Hurdles in 2020

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Legal Weed Dispensaries Can't Use Banks. Congress Wants To Fix That.

2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Kamala Harris
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Why 2020 Dems Need To Tread Carefully on Medicare-For-All

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California Could Signal Start of Troubling Trend in Health Care

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz
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Could An Independent Candidate Break Through in 2020?

Roger Stone, a former Trump advisor, leaves the Federal Courthouse on January 25, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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How Roger Stone Became The GOP's Most Unconventional Operative

Furloughed federal workers hold a silent protest of the government shutdown.
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Workers Say They're Going Without Food, Medicine 33 Days Into Shutdown

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Hospital Prices Are Now Online, But Patients Can't Understand Them

President Donald Trump speaks to a joint session of Congress.
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How the Prime-Time State of the Union Came To Be

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks to a crowd in Iowa shortly after announcing her presidential exploratory committee.
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Why Do Presidential Contenders Launch Exploratory Committees?

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon).
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This Congressman Says The New Congress Could Legalize Weed

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Millennials Look To Shake Up The Status Quo In New Congress

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Why Shutting Down The Government Costs So Much Money

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Obamacare Ruling Sets The Stage For New Health Care Battle in Congress

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Congress Has Legalized Hemp. What Does That Mean For CBD?

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Partisanship And Budget Reforms Created A Cycle Of Shutdown Threats

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller
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Michael Flynn Memo Reveals Clues About Russia Investigation

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit.
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Trump Touts Fentanyl Deal With China. Experts Say Hold Your Applause.

Sen. Cindy-Hyde Smith R-Miss. speaks to supporters after winning re-election.
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Democrats See Opportunity In South After Close Losses

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) Miss.
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Democrats Eyeing Surprise Senate Victory in Mississippi

A sample ballot from Broward County, Florida.
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How A Ballot's Design Can Impact Elections

Mourners lay flowers at the site of an anti-semitic mass shooting.
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Justice Department Aims To Tackle Underreporting Of Hate Crimes

Rep. Nancy Pelosi
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Democrats Won The House On Health Care. What Happens Now?

Cannabis plants grow in a greenhouse.
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Jeff Sessions' Exit Could Be Good News For Marijuana Advocates

A young woman casts her vote in the 2018 Midterm elections.
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Young Voters Had A Historic Turnout At The Polls, Study Finds