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Haris Alic

Haris Alic

Haris Alic covers Congress for The Washington Times. A veteran journalist, Alic has covered Capitol Hill, the executive branch and presidential nominating contests. During the 2022 midterm cycle, Alic moderated a Republican primary debate for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire. 

Alic was most recently a politics reporter at Fox News. He got his start in journalism as a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon.

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Articles by Haris Alic

A Social Security card is displayed on Oct. 12, 2021, in Tigard, Ore. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Washington bickering sets up Social Security, Medicare for big cuts

Washington policymakers are pledging to exclude Social Security and Medicare from this year's debt ceiling and spending negotiations, but that doesn't keep those popular entitlements from inching dangerously close to running out of money. Published February 14, 2023

Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., speaks during a House Financial Services Committee hearing, Sept. 30, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Al Drago/Pool via AP, File)

Crackdown on China pits GOP vs. investors

Cracking down on U.S. investment in China is proving to be a tougher nut to crack than many Beijing hawks initially hoped, with American businesses unwilling to give up lucrative deals in a market with more than 1.4 billion people. Published February 7, 2023

President Joe Biden meets with members of the Congressional Black Caucus in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. Biden hasn’t announced a reelection campaign, but some of the themes of his likely bid should be on display when he addresses a national Democratic Party meeting. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Black lawmakers put Biden on the spot to deliver new policing laws

President Biden is facing intense pressure from fellow Democrats to overhaul the nation's police laws after Tyre Nichols' death at the hands of five Memphis police officers, but he's no closer to a legislative deal than when the effort collapsed in the last Congress. Published February 3, 2023