John Parkinson

John Parkinson

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John R. Parkinson is a digital journalist for ABC News, assigned to cover the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol. Parkinson reports daily on the House... Read More »

John R. Parkinson is a digital journalist for ABC News, assigned to cover the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol. Parkinson reports daily on the House Republican and Democratic leadership teams, committee hearings and all legislative business considered by the House of Representatives. As a digital journalist, he is a regular contributor to ABCNews.com, shoots video of many of his own interviews with members of Congress, and works closely with ABC News' senior political correspondent Jonathan Karl on the network's political coverage. Parkinson's assignment on Capitol Hill began in July 2010, just before the congressional midterm elections. Prior to his current assignment covering the House, he was an associate producer in the ABC News Washington bureau for more than three years, producing for Good Morning America and World News. Parkinson started his career at ABC News in 2004 as a desk assistant and also worked as a production assistant in the Washington bureau. A native of Baraboo, Wis., he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004 from the University of Wisconsin - double majoring in Journalism & Mass Communication and Political Science.

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Trio of House Dems Race for Charity, Finish Boston Marathon
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Apr 21, 2014 02:36 PM Blog Entry from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Duck Dynasty Star Counsels Kissing Congressman
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Apr 09, 2014 01:11 PM Blog Entry from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Should Members of Congress Make More Than Their $174K?
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Apr 04, 2014 02:01 PM Blog Entry from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
GOP Lawmakers Slam Veterans Affairs, Eye Overhaul After Ft. Hood Shooting
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Apr 03, 2014 04:18 PM Blog Entry from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Duck Dynasty-Backed Congressman 'Very Sorry' for Kissing Staffer
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Apr 07, 2014 06:37 PM Blog Entry from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Calls on McAllister to Resign
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Apr 10, 2014 12:06 PM Blog Entry from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
House Panel Approves Lerner Contempt Resolution In IRS Scandal
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Apr 10, 2014 02:35 PM Blog Entry from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Reps. Sinema and Kennedy Running Boston Marathon to Honor Bombing Victims
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Apr 16, 2014 07:01 AM Blog Entry from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Obama and Cantor Clash on Immigration Overhaul
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Apr 16, 2014 06:10 PM Blog Entry from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Should US Olympians Pay Taxes on Medals?
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Feb 07, 2014 12:10 PM Blog Entry from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
House GOP Mulls New Debt Limit Proposal
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Feb 10, 2014 01:25 PM Blog Entry from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Minimum Wage Hike Could Cost 500K Jobs, CBO Reports
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Feb 18, 2014 05:45 PM Blog Entry from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Boehner Blames Trust Gap With Obama For Immigration Stalemate
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Feb 06, 2014 12:55 PM Blog Entry from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Boehner Prods Obama on Keystone Pipeline Approval
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Feb 04, 2014 01:03 PM Blog Entry from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
Wisconsin Governor Fights Off New Scrutiny of 'Secret' Email Account Controversy
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Feb 21, 2014 05:21 PM Blog Entry from Politics John Parkinson, ABC News
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