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Kellan Howell

Political Reporter

Kellan Howell is a political reporter focusing on health care and drug policy in Washington, D.C. Before working at Newsy, Kellan covered politics for Circa and The Washington Times. She graduated from James Madison University in 2013 and earned bachelor's degrees in journalism and international affairs. Her reporting on cannabis policy has been featured on "Late Night with John Oliver."

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'Very Hectic:' What It's Like To Be A House Impeachment Manager

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Capitol Security Crackdown Could Hamper Impeachment Reporting

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, (D-Illinois).
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Sen. Duckworth: Trump Has No Authority To Wage War With Iran

Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah and Rand Paul, R-Ky. speak to reporter after a briefing on a U.S. military strike against Iran.
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Many Lawmakers Frustrated, 'Insulted' By Iran Briefing

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Soleimani Killing Draws Praise, Outcry On Capitol Hill

Customers survey a selection of cannabis products at Dispensary 33 in Chicago on the first day of legal sales for adult use.
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Illinois' New Marijuana Law Could Set Benchmark For Social Equity

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PolI: Impeachment Puts Relationships To The Test At Holiday Gatherings

Rep. Elissa Slotkin addresses voters at a town hall days before a House vote to impeach President Donald Trump.
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'Vote Your Conscience': Democrats Brace For Historic Decision

Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Florida, speaks outside a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee.
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Judiciary Committee Turns Focus To Articles Of Impeachment

Rep. Val Demings, D-Florida
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Democrats Say Case Against Trump Is Clear

President Clinton delivers remarks to employees and others at the Mackie Plant in Belfast, 1995
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Senate May Look To Clinton Case If Trump Faces Impeachment Trial

Former Vice President Joe Biden
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Biden Taking Heat For His Stance On Weed

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House Judiciary Committee Passes Historic Marijuana Bill

Lawmakers prepare for the first public hearings on impeachment
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Staffer Who Overheard New Trump Phone Call Testifies

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Why Open Hearings Likely Won't Shift Public Opinion On Impeachment

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff
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Taylor Testimony Released As Public Impeachment Hearings Announced

U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows talks with reporters following a vote to pass a House resolution on impeachment.
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Lawmakers Draw Battle Lines Following Historic Impeachment Vote

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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Can Anything Big Get Done In Congress During Impeachment?

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Why The Constitution Leaves Legal Gray Area On Impeachment

Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) answers questions during a town hall in Virginia Beach.
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Voters React to Moderate Democrats Call for Impeachment

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What Really Went Down Between Joe Biden, His Son and Ukraine

Cannabis plants at a cultivation facility in Denver, Colo.
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House Passes Marijuana Banking Reform. Will The Senate Follow?

Man vaping
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Why The Trump Administration Can't Regulate Marijuana Vapes

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DEA Says It Will Expand Access To Marijuana for Research

A marijuana plant during a 420 celebration.
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Report: States Shouldn't Bank On Marijuana Tax Revenue

Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd in Windsor, Canada.
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Voters (And Candidates) Look Abroad For Prescription Drug Solutions

Sen. Jeff Merkley, (D-Ore.) is co-sponsoring legislation to allow marijuana businesses to access the banking system.
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The GOP-Led Senate Hearing on Weed Banking Is Huge. Here's Why.

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CBD Related Poisonings Reach Highest Levels Yet, Here's Why

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Why Marijuana Advocates Disagree On Legal Home Growing

Former 2016 GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks with Newsy.
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Carly Fiorina Explains What It Takes To Stand Out In A Packed Debate