Dan Balz

Chief correspondentWashington, D.C.


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

  • Sep 1, 2014

President’s deliberative approach to foreign policy draws fire as problems erupt in Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and Gaza.

  • Aug 31, 2014

The Texas governor crashed and burned in 2012. Can he go the distance this time?

  • Aug 28, 2014

Polls confirm that a majority feels shut out as big money floods campaigns and lawmakers fail to legislate.

  • Aug 23, 2014

The Texas governor’s indictment has sparked fierce debate, with his 2016 political ambitions at stake.

  • Aug 16, 2014

The shooting has produced a rare and surprisingly unified response across the ideological spectrum.

  • Aug 14, 2014

Three months out, forecasting models show a variety of ways the GOP could win the midterms.

  • Aug 6, 2014

The president’s approval ratings have been low all year, but he still has a role to play in the coming elections.

  • Aug 2, 2014

Congress’s actions and inactions may be blocking the GOP’s path to victory in the midterm elections.

  • Jul 31, 2014

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) is sticking with his state’s long legacy of pragmatic politics as he faces a challenge from tea party.

  • Jul 29, 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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