Michael Lester

Originally from Scotland, Michael was a freelance video editor before joining TPM in the summer of 2011. He lives in New York with his wife and two cats and is a lifelong fan of The World Famous Dundee United.

Articles by Michael

Rand Paul rode a wave of publicity following his 13-hour filibuster, but he also raised the ire of some of his fellow Republican senators and at least one Fox News host.

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Jake Tapper, chief Washington correspondent for CNN, reported on air Tuesday that President Barack Obama will announce during tonight's State of the Union address that 34,000 U.S. troops currently stationed in Afghanistan will return home by this time next year, cutting the number of troops currently there roughly in half.