Jessica Taylor Jessica Taylor is a political reporter with NPR based in Washington, DC, covering elections and breaking news out of the White House and Congress.
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Jessica Taylor

Political Reporter

Jessica Taylor is a political reporter with NPR based in Washington, DC, covering elections and breaking news out of the White House and Congress. Her reporting can be heard and seen on a variety of NPR platforms, from on air to online. For more than a decade, she has reported on and analyzed House and Senate elections and is a contributing author to the 2020 edition of The Almanac of American Politics and is a senior contributor to The Cook Political Report.

Before joining NPR in May 2015, Taylor was the campaign editor for The Hill newspaper. Taylor has also reported for the NBC News Political Unit, Inside Elections, National Journal, The Hotline and Politico. Taylor has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, CNN, and she is a regular on the weekly roundup on NPR's 1A with Joshua Johnson. On Election Night 2012, Taylor served as an off-air analyst for CBS News in New York.

A native of Elizabethton, Tennessee, she graduated magna cum laude in 2007 with a B.A. in political science from Furman University.

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The 30-year-old Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a self-described Democratic socialist who shares several policy priorities with the 78-year-old Sen. Bernie Sanders. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Generational Split Among Evangelicals Threatens Support For Trump

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President Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House on Oct. 4. The White House sent a letter to House Democrats saying it would not cooperate with requests as part of their impeachment inquiry. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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House intelligence committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. His committee has released a whistleblower complaint raising concern about President Trump. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested a new law is needed to be able to indict a sitting president for potential lawbreaking while in office. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Pelosi Says Congress Should Pass New Laws So Sitting Presidents Can Be Indicted

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