Political Junkie / Policy Wonk more
Whether the day's story is the government shutdown, a Chris Christie press conference, or a new 2016 primary poll, I'm checking MSNBC.com and Twitter constantly for the latest news. I live and breathe politics. But I also have a Master's degree in policy and am deeply interested in ways the federal government can change Americans' lives for the better, from expanding healthcare coverage to redefining marriage to raising the minimum wage.
What comes out of Washington is always a compromise between politicians and policy wonks, and I'm fascinated by how all the players reach that compromise.