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Franco Ordoñez

White House Correspondent

Franco Ordoñez is a White House Correspondent for NPR's Washington Desk. Before he came to NPR in 2019, Ordoñez covered the White House for McClatchy. He has also written about diplomatic affairs, foreign policy and immigration, and has been a correspondent in Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and Haiti.

Ordoñez has received several state and national awards for his work, including the Casey Medal, the Gerald Loeb Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism. He is a two-time reporting fellow with the International Center for Journalists, and is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and the University of Georgia.

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Trump Rallies In Arizona And Colorado, Thanking Vulnerable Sens. McSally And Gardner

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President Trump Offers Clemency To Blagojevich, Kerik, Milken, Others

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Weekly Roundup: Friday, February 14

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What To Make Of A Wild Exchange Between President Trump And Attorney General Barr

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Jared Kushner first tackled a merit-based immigration proposal last year. It landed with a thud. Now, he's working to make changes and revive the plan ahead of the 2020 election. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Axes Officials Who Gave Damaging Testimony In Impeachment Inquiry

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Alexander Vindman, Key Impeachment Witness, 'Escorted' From White House

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Democrats say President Trump is exacting "retribution" on Gordon Sondland (left), the outgoing U.S. ambassador to the European Union, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman because they testified in the impeachment hearings. Drew Angerer and Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's State of the Union address laid bare his bitter partisan standoff with Democrats and left little doubt that legislative accomplishments between now and the election will be difficult. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó applauds as President Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Inspires Rare Bipartisan Moment

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The Latest From The Impeachment Trial As Senators Vote On Witnesses

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Alan Dershowitz, a member of President Trump's legal team, speaks to reporters Wednesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Trump Legal Team Says Quid Pro Quo In Pursuit Of Reelection Isn't Impeachable

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Impeachment Trial Review: Trump Team Continues President's Defense

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Report Revives Democrats' Call For Bolton To Testify In Senate Trial

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