Dan Balz

Chief correspondentWashington, D.C.


Two separate analyses come up with the same conclusion: It’s a tough year to be a governor seeking reelection.

  • Sep 27, 2014

THE TAKE | But will the country embrace the new Republican Party of Texas, if given the opportunity?

  • Sep 20, 2014

The dynamics shift in a hard-fought campaign, buoying Democrats’ hopes of keeping the Senate.

  • Sep 16, 2014

In Iowa visit, Hillary Clinton jumps into partisan fray and warns Democrats of the consequences of complacency.

  • Sep 14, 2014

Although he is about to retire from the Senate, the progressive Iowan still has a message for the party.

  • Sep 13, 2014

She arrives as formidable front-runner for 2016, but is trailed by criticisms about her 2008 loss.

  • Sep 12, 2014

Balancing reflects an understanding of the complexities, as well as the risks and uncertainties.

  • Sep 11, 2014

Majorities now back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as Obama’s ratings are hovering near his all-time lows.

  • Sep 9, 2014

The extreme partisan positions existed before this administration, and probably will remain long after.

  • Sep 6, 2014

With just nine weeks to go, key strategists weigh in on where things stand, and where they could go.

  • Sep 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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