Dan Balz
Dan Balz
The Take

Dan Balz is Chief Correspondent at The Washington Post. He has served as the paper’s National Editor, Political Editor, White House correspondent and Southwest correspondent. He is the co-author of two books, including the New York Times bestseller “The Battle For America 2008,” a narrative history of the 2008 presidential campaign. He is the recipient of the American Political Science Association award for political coverage and shared the Gerald R. Ford award for coverage of the presidency. In 2011, he received the White House Correspondents’ Association’s Merriman Smith award for deadline writing about the presidency and the National Press Club’s award for political analysis. He is a regular panelist on PBS’s “Washington Week” and MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown” and is a frequent guest on other public affairs programs.

Latest by Dan Balz

Rick Perry’s redemption tour hits a big obstacle

Rick Perry’s redemption tour hits a big obstacle

The Texas governor’s indictment has sparked fierce debate, with his 2016 political ambitions at stake.

Libertarians make voices heard on Ferguson police

Libertarians make voices heard on Ferguson police

The shooting has produced a rare and surprisingly unified response across the ideological spectrum.

Is the race for control of the Senate over already?

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Obama’s role in fall midterms: Walk a fine line

The president’s approval ratings have been low all year, but he still has a role to play in the coming elections.