Karen Tumulty

Political correspondentWashington, D.C.

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It’s “why I’m standing here today,” says the country’s first black president.

  • Apr 10, 2014

But proposal also drew concerns from both sides, highlighting controversy surrounding voting rights.

  • Apr 10, 2014

DEBRIEF | A more left-leaning party has come to embrace the Johnson presidency.

  • Apr 8, 2014

Lacking a broad economic message, Senate Democrats go for poll-tested programs that target their base.

  • Mar 30, 2014

After 30 years as a GOP strategist, Ed Gillespie is speaking for himself in a bid to beat Virginia’s Mark Warner.

  • Mar 22, 2014

McCain, seven others, went to show support for new government.

  • Mar 16, 2014

Some Republicans worry their party may be counting too much on health care, missing the mark with voters.

  • Feb 26, 2014

A master legislator ends a storied career, saying he finds serving in the House “to be obnoxious.”

  • Feb 24, 2014

After six decades, the legendary Michigan congressman is calling it quits.

  • Feb 24, 2014

Republican governors expect a scolding, but they vow to push back over his policies.

  • Feb 23, 2014

An old hand at Democratic politics calls himself a “new kid on the block.“

  • Feb 23, 2014

‘The notion that these folks were the Republican party reformers is officially dead,’ says Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, head of the Democratic Governors Association.

  • Feb 23, 2014

President backs off issues where he might alienate the left, steps up his attacks on Republicans.

  • Feb 22, 2014

Don’t expect to see him showing up at the end of any political commercials telling you he “approved this message,” but politicians are nonetheless claiming Pope Francis’s endorsement in this political year.

  • Feb 22, 2014

With little hope of regaining the gavel, the Democratic leader shows no signs of stepping aside.

  • Feb 14, 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.