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Nicholas Ballasy

Nicholas Ballasy is a video journalist based in Washington, D.C. His interviews with prominent politicians and celebrities have been featured by media outlets including Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, the Washington Post. Follow his work at
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Former DCCC Head: A More Bipartisan Obama Would Not Make a Difference

Sunday, January 25th, 2015 - by Nicholas Ballasy

NRCC chairman: “There’s a reason a member acts the way they act. They got elected to represent the people in their district."

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Bradley Cooper ‘Never Even Thought’ About War on Terror While Portraying American Sniper

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 - by Nicholas Ballasy

Talks at D.C. premiere about what a privilege it was to play Chris Kyle.

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Rand Paul: Expensive Regulations Should Require Congressional Approval

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 - by Nicholas Ballasy

Also hits at foreign policy, blaming "the Republican war in Iraq" for current chaos.

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Dem Brands Obama’s 2009 Stimulus ‘Stupid’ After State of the Union

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 - by Nicholas Ballasy

Another called on Congress to aim higher than Obama's favored $10.10 minimum wage rate.

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HHS Secretary Uses MLK Day Event to Promote Obamacare

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 - by Nicholas Ballasy

“In the spirit of Dr. King, we’re asking you to help us again in big ways and small..."

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Andy Card: ‘Obama Recognizes the Reality of Needing Places Like a Guantanamo’

Sunday, January 18th, 2015 - by Nicholas Ballasy

Plus: The time the former Bush chief of staff got into bed with his boss' parents.

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Dem Congressman Turned Novelist: ‘Washington Has to Learn How to Laugh at Itself’

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 - by Nicholas Ballasy

Steve Israel's current book dedicated to Cheney, while next one to parody conservatives and guns.

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Danny Glover Talks to PJM: ‘State Universities Should Be Free’

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 - by Nicholas Ballasy

On Hillary 2016: “She’s a woman. I think that she has played a courageous and a really important role as a first lady. I’m not so sure."

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Hispanic Caucus Chair: Dangerous for GOP to Roll Back Obama Executive Action

Saturday, January 10th, 2015 - by Nicholas Ballasy

Sanchez: “There are a lot of Latinos in everybody’s districts now, and I think they can’t ignore that growing voice."

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Will Courts Grant More Religious Exemptions After Hobby Lobby?

Monday, December 29th, 2014 - by Nicholas Ballasy

“It exalts the powers of corporations over their employees," says Constitutional Accountability Center scholar.

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Huntsman: No ‘Digital Pearl Harbor’ Yet, But Intellectual Property Theft a Big Threat

Saturday, December 27th, 2014 - by Nicholas Ballasy

Former ambassador to China says Sony shouldn't have pulled The Interview.

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HHS Secretary on Obamacare Supreme Court Case: ‘We Have the Right Position’

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 - by Nicholas Ballasy

King v. Burwell challenge on subsidies coming before the High Court in March.

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Nuland: ‘Toxic Cocktail’ Hitting Russia as State Dept. Preparing More Support for Ukraine

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 - by Nicholas Ballasy

Russia prioritizing imperialism over its citizens’ well being, official says, as sanctions and low oil prices sting.

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Trump ‘Very Strongly’ Weighing Presidential Run: ‘The Country Is in Serious Trouble’

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 - by Nicholas Ballasy

Would be inclined to jump into race unless he sees "somebody that’s outstanding."

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Kirk: Obama’s Immigration Order ‘Incredibly Condescending to Latinos’

Monday, December 15th, 2014 - by Nicholas Ballasy

Senator talks to PJM about the next step on Iran sanctions and "wacko liberalism" policy toward Israel.

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Congressman: Protesters in D.C. for ‘Same Reason That People Threw Tea Into the Boston Harbor’

Sunday, December 14th, 2014 - by Nicholas Ballasy

Rep. Al Green, Al Sharpton push for police brutality legislation, more Justice Department authority.

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Obamacare Marketplace CEO: Website Updated to Require Immigration Documents

Saturday, December 13th, 2014 - by Nicholas Ballasy

HHS: 65,000 brokers are here to help with Obamacare marketplace.

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CDC: Minority of HIV-Positive Young Adults Know They’re Infected, Few Keep Up Treatment

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 - by Nicholas Ballasy

Hard for government to tamp down transmission when few get tested, treated.

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Hillary Clinton: ‘Nobody Can Argue’ with Obama’s ‘Commitment’ to Israel

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 - by Nicholas Ballasy

“Forget about the press coverage and the back and forth," she tells D.C. forum. More: Mystery Surrounds Israeli Air Strikes Near Damascus

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Chuck Todd on Obamacare: ‘This Bill Is a Mess’

Friday, December 5th, 2014 - by Nicholas Ballasy

Says Obama avoids interacting with Congress so much that he didn't have Boehner's phone number to congratulate him in 2010.

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Jeb Bush 2016 Decision Due ‘in Short Order’: ‘Do I Have the Skills to Lift People’s Spirits?’

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 - by Nicholas Ballasy

Argued that Congress should provide “certainty” to illegal immigrants, narrow family definition.

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Shark Tank Investor on Corporations: Most People Will Always Think ‘Anything With Money Is Bad’

Monday, December 1st, 2014 - by Nicholas Ballasy

"Nonprofits or foundations call on these corporations who really believe in them," FUBU President/CEO Daymond John tells PJM.

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EPA: New Ozone Standards Would Prevent 330 Missed School Days, 750 Premature Deaths

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 - by Nicholas Ballasy

Despite Republicans' objections, McCarthy wants to barrel toward stricter clean-air rules.

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Clinton: Obama on ‘Pretty Firm Legal footing’ for Immigration Action

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 - by Nicholas Ballasy

Says Americans have come far since the era of Joe McCarthy but have “one remaining bigotry.”

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‘It’s Staying on My Agenda’: Landrieu Vows Keystone Crusade

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 - by Nicholas Ballasy

In floor debate, Barbara Boxer said the XL in Keystone stands for “extra lethal": "This is filthy dirty oil."

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