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

What 2014 is all about. You decide.

What 2014 is all about. You decide.

Public cynicism about politicians and Washington and low primary turnouts point to unpredictable election year.

Will national Democrats help Davis turn Texas blue?

Will national Democrats help Davis turn Texas blue?

The gubernatorial hopeful needs help from her party if she is to capi­tal­ize on the state’s changing demographics.

John Hickenlooper: The man who hates negative ads

John Hickenlooper: The man who hates negative ads

Colorado governor expects to see attack ads during his tough reelection campaign, but he wishes otherwise.

Biden calls on governors to end partisan gridlock

Biden calls on governors to end partisan gridlock

The vice president showered praise on state leaders at the National Governors Association meeting.