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Tim Mak in 2018.
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Tim Mak

Political Reporter

Tim Mak covers national security and politics for NPR.

His reporting interests include congressional investigations, foreign interference in American election campaigns and the effects of technology on politics.

He appears regularly on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and the NPR Politics Podcast.

Before joining NPR, Mak worked as a senior correspondent at The Daily Beast, covering the 2016 presidential elections with an emphasis on foreign affairs. He has also worked on the Politico Defense team, the Politico breaking news desk, and at the Washington Examiner. He has reported abroad from the Horn of Africa and East Asia.

Mak graduated with a B.A. from McGill University, where he was a valedictorian. He also holds a national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

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Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller testified during a Senate hearing in 2013. Lawmakers are studying old film to prepare for his hearings scheduled for next week. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Members Of Congress Prepare For Mueller Hearings

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Attorney General William Barr speaks as he stands with President Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross during an event about the census in the Rose Garden at the White House earlier this month. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Rep. Amash Hasn't Ruled Out Running For President As A Third-Party Candidate

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Pelosi's Relationship With Big Tech Shifts As Privacy And Antitrust Questions Mount

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Chris Cox (left), the NRA's top lobbyist in Washington, resigned after nearly 25 years. He's pictured with CEO Wayne LaPierre at the annual meeting in Indiana in April. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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NRA Online TV Network Will Shut Down Amid Allegations Of Financial Misconduct

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Lawmakers Express Concern About Prospect Of A Military Conflict With Iran

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Congress Raises Questions On How Deep Fake Technologies Could Affect 2020 Campaign

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