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Jessica Taylor

Political Reporter

Jessica Taylor is the lead digital political reporter for NPR. Based in Washington, D.C., she covers the 2016 elections and national politics for NPR digital.

Before joining NPR in May 2015, Taylor was the campaign editor for The Hill newspaper where she oversaw the newspaper's 2014 midterm coverage, managed a team of political reporters and wrote her own biweekly column.

Prior to The Hill, Taylor was a writer and producer for MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd" and a contributor to the NBC News Political Unit. She covered and reported on the 2012 election as a senior analyst for The Rothenberg Gonzales Political Report. Her quotes have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, as well as several state and regional newspapers across the country. Taylor has also appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, CNN and other local network affiliates.

On Election Night 2012, Jessica served as an off-air analyst for CBS News in New York, advising producers and reporters on House and Senate races.

Previously, Jessica was editor of National Journal's "House Race Hotline" and Assistant Editor for POLITICO during the 2010 midterms. She began her career in Washington as the research director for The Almanac of American Politics.

A native of Elizabethton, Tenn., she is a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, S.C. and now lives in Alexandria, Va.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a news conference to announce that the Republican Party has decided not to vote on its health bill on Friday. "We were close," he said, but the votes weren't there to pass it. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010. Since then, the bill has been a battering ram for Republicans. But they're struggling to replace it under President Trump. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House Speaker Paul Ryan told the media Thursday night that the House would be "proceeding" with the Republican health care bill on Friday, after a meeting with lawmakers. Thursday's vote had been delayed. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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President Trump released his budget blueprint on Thursday, calling for a boost in military spending and deep cuts in the Environmental Protection Agency and other programs. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Unveils 'Hard Power' Budget That Boosts Military Spending

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House Democrats lost seats in the 2016 elections. They're looking to narrow their 24-seat deficit in 2018, when the president's party typically loses seats in his first midterm elections. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Bipartisan 'Bromance' Blossoms As 2 Texas Congressmen Make D.C. Road Trip

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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, speaks out Tuesday against the GOP leadership's plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, flanked by fellow Republican Reps. Mark Sanford of South Carolina (from left) and Jim Jordan of Ohio as well as Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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