Karen Tumulty

Political correspondentWashington, D.C.

The latest from Karen

Few people think President Obama is about to be impeached. But they can’t quit talking about it.

  • Jul 29, 2014

An unexpected state budget shortfall is the latest piece of bad economic news for the New Jersey governor.

  • Jul 27, 2014

Texas governor says move is needed because Border Patrol is burdened by surge of unaccompanied minors.

  • Jul 21, 2014

Officially, Christie was in Iowa to raise money both for the Republican Governors Association and for Gov. Terry Branstad’s reelection bid.

  • Jul 17, 2014

Obama, under pressure to find a quick solution, is coming under criticism from the left and right.

  • Jul 12, 2014

The ads reportedly targeted the tea party-backed candidate in the state’s Senate primary runoff.

  • Jul 8, 2014

Ed Martin asks Reince Priebus to intervene.

  • Jul 8, 2014

It’s “a business decision,” says an RNC insider about choosing a city to host a presidential convention.

  • Jul 7, 2014

In North Carolina, Libertarian Sean Haugh’s surprising poll numbers have the two major parties taking notice.

  • Jul 6, 2014

Work is nearing completion on an institute to advance the late senator’s dream of making Americans love the chamber as much as he did.

  • Jun 20, 2014

“In my gut, I’m just not looking to be that guy,” the 44-year-old congressman from Wisconsin says.

  • Jun 16, 2014

The issues that divide them, and the new coalitions that drive the party, present a challenge beyond 2014.

  • Jun 14, 2014

Cantor’s defeat fuels worries that the GOP has become defined by what it is against, not what it is for.

  • Jun 11, 2014

6.1 million viewers tuned in for interview with former secretary of state.

  • Jun 10, 2014

Two years ago, the senator was trying to knock over the Republican establishment. Today, he is it.

  • Jun 9, 2014
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About Karen

Karen Tumulty is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post, where she received the 2013 Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. She joined the Post in 2010 from TIME Magazine, where she had held the same title. During her more than 15 years at TIME, Tumulty wrote or co-wrote more than three dozen cover stories. She also held positions with TIME as congressional correspondent and White House correspondent. Before joining TIME in 1994, Tumulty spent 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, where she covered a wide variety of beats. During her time there, she reported on Congress, business, energy and economics out of Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. Tumulty is a native of San Antonio, Texas, where she began her career at the now-defunct San Antonio Light. Tumulty holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas-Austin and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is married to Paul Richter, who covers the State Department for the Los Angeles Times. They have two sons, Nicholas and Jack.