Brian Naylor

NPR News' Brian Naylor is a correspondent on the Washington Desk.

In this role, he covers politics and federal agencies, including transportation and homeland security.

With more than 30 years of experience at NPR, Naylor has served as National Desk correspondent, White House correspondent, congressional correspondent, foreign correspondent and newscaster during All Things Considered. He has filled in as host on many NPR programs, including Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and Talk of the Nation.

During his NPR career, Naylor has covered many of the major world events, including political conventions, the Olympics, the White House, Congress and the mid-Atlantic region. Naylor reported from Tokyo in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, from New Orleans following the BP oil spill, and from West Virginia after the deadly explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine.

While covering the U.S. Congress in the mid-1990s, Naylor's reporting contributed to NPR's 1996 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism award for political reporting.

Before coming to NPR in 1982, Naylor worked at NPR Member Station WOSU in Columbus, Ohio, and at a commercial radio station in Maine.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maine.

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5:10pm

Sat February 21, 2015
Business

FAA's Proposed Drone Rules Ground Many Commercial Aspirations

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 4:47 pm

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12:12pm

Fri February 13, 2015
It's All Politics

God, Grits And American Dreams: It's Presidential Candidate Book Season

Originally published on Mon February 16, 2015 8:09 am

Marco Rubio's second book is titled American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone.
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It's that time again. Every four years, politicians fan out to Iowa and New Hampshire and other early primary states in search of ... book sales. It seems like you can't hardly run for president anymore without publishing a book to go along with your campaign. Sen. Marco Rubio was in Iowa Friday to hawk copies of his new work. Other potential GOP candidates also have new tomes out.

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5:12am

Mon February 9, 2015
Business

Victims Of Social Security Number Theft Find It's Hard To Bounce Back

Originally published on Mon February 9, 2015 5:26 pm

Stolen Social Security numbers can be used to create bogus documents like these, but also over the phone to open bank accounts or make purchases.
Charles Rex Arbogast AP

Tens of millions of people may have had information stolen, including their names, Social Security numbers and birth dates, when health insurer Anthem's database was hacked.

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5:02am

Mon February 2, 2015
Politics

Critics Worry Visa Waivers Could Allow Foreign Fighters To Slip In

Originally published on Mon February 2, 2015 1:56 pm

A security officer checks a passport at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
Paul Beaty AP

Under the Visa Waiver Program, residents of Europe and other U.S. allies can enter the U.S. without a visa. In return, Americans don't need visas to travel to those countries. The program has been in effect since 1986, aimed at encouraging tourism and business travel.

But now it's being eyed as a possible security weakness. There are an estimated 3,000 fighters in Syria from Europe, many of whom received training from jihadi groups. And some members of Congress are worried those foreign fighters may try to slip into the U.S. and carry out attacks here.

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5:06pm

Wed January 28, 2015
All Tech Considered

Remaking The U.S. Government's Online Image, One Website At A Time

Originally published on Wed February 4, 2015 1:25 pm

Leah Bannon (sitting) works on her laptop at 18F, a GSA project that aims to make government websites more user friendly and change the way government buys IT systems.
Emily Jan NPR

When you think of the federal government and computers, these days, the image that likely comes to mind is the botched rollout of the HealthCare.gov website.

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5:09am

Tue January 20, 2015
Politics

IRS Budget Cuts May Make For An Unpleasant Tax Filing Season

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 7:18 pm

Susan Walsh AP

The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday began accepting tax returns electronically, and paper returns will begin to be processed at the same time. In a statement, the IRS reminded taxpayers that filing electronically is the most accurate way to file a tax return and the fastest way to get a refund.

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4:51pm

Wed January 14, 2015
Politics

House Votes To Block Obama's Immigration Actions

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 6:33 pm

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5:05am

Wed January 14, 2015
Politics

Homeland Security Budget Caught Up In Immigration Politics

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 7:48 am

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4:12pm

Thu January 8, 2015
Law

Congress Renews Post-Terrorist Attack Insurance Payments

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 10:15 am

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program guarantees insurance payments in case of a terrorist attack at places like shopping malls, big-city high rises, and events like the Super Bowl.
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A program that grew out of the Sept. 11 attacks became the very first bill to pass in the new Congress. It cleared the Senate overwhelmingly Thursday, a day after passing in the House.

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program — known as TRIA — guarantees insurance payments in the event of a terrorist attack, and it actually lapsed at the end of December.

Shopping malls, big-city high rises and sports stadium events like the Super Bowl all count on this program — but critics call it a form of corporate welfare.

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4:38pm

Thu January 1, 2015
U.S.

Net Neutrality Debate Forces FCC Chairman Into The Spotlight

Originally published on Sat January 3, 2015 5:54 pm

Editor's note: This piece incorrectly characterizes the position of Netflix and Amazon on the issue of net neutrality. Netflix and Amazon do not support paid prioritization and have previously registered their opposition with the FCC.

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