Dan Balz

Chief correspondentWashington, D.C.


The race is once again wide open for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

  • Jan 30, 2015

The Republican told supporters in a call that he would not run for president a third time, saying the campaign would have been a “difficult test and a hard fight.”

  • Jan 30, 2015

According to an e-mail he sent to his political network on Thursday night.

  • Jan 30, 2015

The Wisconsin Republican is setting up a committee to help spread his platform as he builds his base.

  • Jan 27, 2015

If candidates are too centrist, primary voters might question their conservative bona fides. If they skew too far right, general-election voters might shy away.

  • Jan 24, 2015

His comments also reflect his determination to challenge Republicans during his last two years.

  • Jan 21, 2015

A new Post-ABC poll offers improved, but still gloomy, views on the direction of the country.

  • Jan 20, 2015

The president will deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday with an overall approval rating of 50 percent, the highest in a Post-ABC poll since the spring of 2013.

  • Jan 19, 2015

While his Republican rivals zig, the Wisconsin governor zags in the race to be the GOP presidential nominee.

  • Jan 18, 2015

The question is: Is this the real Mitt, and will it win him the party’s trust again for another presidential bid?

  • Jan 17, 2015
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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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