Dan Balz

Chief correspondentWashington, D.C.


Republicans enter the final week of the midterm campaign holding higher ground than the Democrats, aided by public dissatisfaction with President Obama’s leadership, according to a new Post-ABC poll.

  • Oct 28, 2014

Sam Brownback is at risk of becoming an object lesson in the limits of conservative governance in a conservative state.

  • Oct 27, 2014

If Republicans can’t win the statewide races this year when national conditions favor the GOP, they could have an even more difficult time in 2016.

  • Oct 25, 2014

Democrats express frustrations — including that the race is a tossup — and the governor gets the message.

  • Oct 23, 2014

It’s her second campaign appearance in Colorado in just a week.

  • Oct 21, 2014

Romney leads the Republican field by a big margin. Without him, it’s a wide-open race.

  • Oct 19, 2014

Less than a month from the midterms, the political landscape continues to tilt in favor of the Republican Party.

  • Oct 15, 2014

Ohio’s John Kasich has been cruising to reelection with a version of compassionate conservatism.

  • Oct 14, 2014

With midterms on the horizon, let’s consider the two narratives: One says the wind is at Republicans’ backs. The other says don’t count out Democrats with popular issues on their side.

  • Oct 11, 2014

The candid memoir from the former defense secretary offers advice to President Obama. But will he take it?

  • Oct 7, 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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