Dan Balz

Chief correspondentWashington, D.C.


Much groundwork has been laid for a 2016 campaign, but she’ll need a disciplined strategy.

  • Nov 22, 2014

Rarely have so many GOP governors or ex-governors had their eyes on the presidency at once.

  • Nov 21, 2014

Gov.-elect Larry Hogan pledges to move ahead on tax rollbacks at a meeting of Republican governors.

  • Nov 19, 2014

The outgoing Texas governor ponders 2016.

  • Nov 19, 2014

Obama’s promise to move forward on reforms is based on past history of trying to work with Republicans.

  • Nov 15, 2014

The 2010 and 2014 elections saw the defeat of younger politicians — some in office, others seeking it — who might have become national leaders.

  • Nov 8, 2014

Despite win, Republicans recognize the challenges ahead. But do the Democrats recognize theirs?

  • Nov 5, 2014

THE TAKE | Exit polling showed voters were disgruntled about almost everything.

  • Nov 5, 2014

But there are enough tight races to give Democrats hope that they’ll stay in power. Either way, there’s a chance the results won’t be known on Election Night.

  • Nov 1, 2014

The campaign is as much about disgust with Washington as it is about rewarding or punishing a party.

  • Nov 1, 2014
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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.
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