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

Bob Dole, back in Kansas on a ‘thank you’ tour

Bob Dole, back in Kansas on a ‘thank you’ tour

The widely revered Republican elder statesman is running for nothing but is nonetheless running hard.

Democrats look to reshape electorate to hold Senate

Democrats look to reshape electorate to hold Senate

The party thinks it can better identify supporters, motivate them and get them to the midterm polls.

Obama and LBJ: ‘What the hell’s a presidency for?’

Obama and LBJ: ‘What the hell’s a presidency for?’

THE TAKE | Fifty years from now, will we be looking at the Obama’s record the same way we do LBJ’s?

Can Democrats shift the politics of health care?

Can Democrats shift the politics of health care?

The debate over the health-care law enters a new stage, with complications for both parties.