Hi! I am currently a Washington Correspondent at Newsweek. I previously wrote about politics and other assorted issues at the International Business Times, Talking Points Memo and The American Prospect magazine. I'm originally from Los Angeles and proudly defend my hometown against its East Coast detractors. I use this blog to share my favorite work.

And since you're already wondering, my name is pronounced with a short "e" -- think Emma with a "p" in front.