• WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks at the American Action Forum January 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the week Walker announced the formation of 'Our American Revival', a new committee designed to explore the option of a presidential bid in 2016. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    The risk of Scott Walker's safe politics

    By Terence Burlij
    Scott Walker -- the Wisconsin governor who built a political brand around bold actions -- is now making a habit of staying away from hot topics entirely, from President Obama's faith to evolution, as he eyes a White House bid next year.
  • DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 24: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The summit is hosting a group of potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates to discuss core conservative principles ahead of the January 2016 Iowa Caucuses.

    Scott Walker staffs up in New Hampshire

    By Terence Burlij
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has hired two strategists to help with his political committee's effort in New Hampshire as the Republican gears up for a possible 2016 presidential campaign.


  • Terence Burlij is CNN's Deputy Political Director based in Washington, D.C. where he helps coordinate political coverage across all CNN platforms. Burlij provides editorial guidance for the network's daily coverage in addition to writing for CNN Politics.

    Prior to arriving at CNN, Burlij served as Deputy Political Editor at the PBS NewsHour, where he helped guide political coverage for the program and was co-author of the daily Morning Line political blog. While at the PBS NewsHour, Burlij worked as part of the team that won the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for excellence in television political journalism for its coverage of the 2010 midterm elections.

    Burlij resides in Alexandria, VA, and is a graduate of the University of Virginia.