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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President Obama Marks Decade of Katrina Recovery With New Orleans Visit
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Aug 27, 2015 08:23 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
President Obama Revamps Strategy to Fight Islamic State
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Jul 06, 2015 05:48 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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"Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon." Obama took a page out of John F. Kennedy���s foreign policy playbook, drawing parallels between the Obama doctrine and Kennedy���s Cold
Aug 05, 2015 01:07 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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Jun 02, 2015 05:38 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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Jun 04, 2015 04:19 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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Jun 11, 2015 10:30 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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Jun 11, 2015 03:11 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
GOP Appropriators Cut $250 Million of Grants for Amtrak Capital Investments
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May 13, 2015 03:12 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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May 19, 2015 11:12 AM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
Capitol Police Officers Get Bathroom Training After Leaving Firearms in Restrooms
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May 20, 2015 08:26 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
House Speaker John Boehner Rejects 'Stupid Question,' Griping About Amtrak Cuts
Moments before Boehner���s news conference, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., began her own news conference by calling Tuesday night���s derailment outside Philadelphia ���a constant reminder that we must strengthen the confidence and safety in our infrastructure.���
May 14, 2015 01:32 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
President Obama Tweets Climate Change, but Can���t Resist NBA Questions
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May 28, 2015 03:05 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
President Obama Meets With Sotloff Family in Florida
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May 28, 2015 01:32 PM Story from Politics JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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