Melinda Henneberger

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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At Robert A. McDonald’s confirmation hearing, senators appeared as not wanting to scare him off.

  • Jul 22, 2014

A journalist’s memoir almost makes the reclusive “To Kill A Mockingbird” author dull by sheer overexposure.

  • Jul 20, 2014

Abortion-access measure is latest piece of campaign literature.

  • Jul 15, 2014

They spoke of how the VA failed to give their children the help they needed after returning from combat.

  • Jul 10, 2014

“They already professionally assassinated me,’’ one tells House committee.

  • Jul 9, 2014

Like Bowe Bergdahl, Danny Chen wanted to be a hero. But the U.S. military let them both down.

  • Jun 19, 2014

The reclusive heiress Huguette Clark sold her first painting Wednesday, three years after her death at 104.

  • Jun 18, 2014

Items from her $300 million estate to be auctioned Wednesday at Christie’s in New York.

  • Jun 17, 2014

A conservative news site posts an interview witih Clinton in a case she handled when she was a lawyer.

  • Jun 16, 2014

At a benefit performance for the National Yiddish Theatre, sisters of the stage and screen reminisce.

  • Jun 14, 2014

Secretary of State plans to propose five steps to end what he calls a “pandemic.”

  • Jun 12, 2014

At a Washington conference this week, a close adviser to Pope Francis cites the incompatibility.

  • Jun 6, 2014

Eric Shinseki set a positive tone at the top of the VA system, but he evidently had misplaced faith in his employees.

  • May 31, 2014

COLUMN | Ending the practice that is a tradition rather than a theological imperative would heal divisions.

  • May 27, 2014

National Cathedral celebrates the birthday of its peal bells with some marathon ringing.

  • May 25, 2014

Schools facing bad PR have altered how they handle cases, but others must do more to change their culture.

  • May 20, 2014

Diane Lockhart has come to the fore as the series has evolved with a series of shocking events.

  • May 17, 2014

The longtime correspondent on covering Nixon, getting fired by Tina Brown and making friends on Twitter.

  • May 14, 2014

Hillary Clinton was among those speaking at a conference showcasing the benefits of early intervention.

  • May 6, 2014

Romeo Dallaire, who pushed for intervention in Rwanda, is honored for acting when others did nothing

  • May 1, 2014
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About Melinda

Melinda Henneberger has been writing about politics and culture for the Washington Post since 2011. Previously, she was the founder and editor-in-chief of AOL's Politics Daily and spent 10 years at the New York Times as a Washington correspondent and Rome bureau chief. She's also been a staff writer for the Dallas Morning News and New York Newsday and has written for the National Catholic Reporter, Commonweal, GQ, the New York Times Magazine and Reader's Digest. She has a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and received a graduate degree in European studies from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. Illinois native, mom of teen twins, married to Post reporter Bill Turque.

Former beats include Dallas cops, local government, Texas prisons and New York hospitals, poverty in Westchester County, breaking news and features in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas, Congress, the 2000 presidential campaign, the Vatican, Italy and Greece. Special projects on homelessness in Dallas, deaths from neglect in the Texas "schools" now known as living centers for people with developmental disabilities, the lives of American women in Catholic religious orders, and a crack addict in the Bronx trying to stay clean.