Dan Balz

Chief correspondentWashington, D.C.


Just as he did in 2010, the president seems to shrug off a midterm election defeat. But this time he’s grown more assertive in acting unilaterally.

  • Dec 20, 2014

THE TAKE | Can he take advantage of his establishment support without letting it encumber his candidacy?

  • Dec 17, 2014

Before the election, 33 percent had a favorable impression of Republicans. Afterward? Now it’s 47 percent.

  • Dec 17, 2014

The outcome of the midterm elections doesn’t bring any new hope to those already disappointed by the system.

  • Dec 13, 2014

Securing the nomination will likely require a candidate to raise in excess of $100 million.

  • Dec 10, 2014

He still hasn’t declared his decision about 2016, but he has charted a course to avoid the negativity vortex.

  • Dec 6, 2014

The GOP must adapt to a more diverse electorate, but Democrats won’t have it any easier.

  • Nov 29, 2014

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
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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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