Amy Gardner
Reporter

Amy Gardner has covered local, state and national politics for 20 years. She joined The Washington Post in 2005 after stints at The News and Observer in Raleigh, The Daily Press in Newport News, Va., and The Corning Leader in Corning, N.Y. Amy grew up in Westchester County, N.Y., but as an I.B.M. brat also lived in Atlanta, Dallas, Paris, Connecticut and Vermont.

Latest by Amy Gardner

Inside Dick Armey's failed FreedomWorks coup

The day after Labor Day, just as campaign season was entering its final frenzy, FreedomWorks, the Washington-based tea party organization, went into free fall.

Big donor helped bring stability after near-meltdown at FreedomWorks

Big donor helped bring stability after near-meltdown at FreedomWorks

Washington’s influential tea party organization nearly collapsed amid struggle between old and new guard.

In switch from 2009, Obama inaugural will include corporate funding

In switch from 2009, Obama inaugural will include corporate funding

About-face on how to pay for festivities prompts criticism over role cash plays in politics.

White House makes request for Hurricane Sandy federal aid

White House makes request for Hurricane Sandy federal aid

President Obama has asked Congress to approve a $60.4 billion emergency aid package.