Karen Tumulty

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The Texas governor takes a hard line at the border but a softer touch on other aspects of the issue.

  • Sep 14, 2014

Are ‘women’s issues’ really the issue for women this election season?

  • Sep 13, 2014

Sanford also announce he’s ending the engagement to his Argentine fiancee, the woman he left his wife for while serving as South Carolina governor.

  • Sep 12, 2014

Women, traditional swing voters, express fears about security, doubts about his leadership.

  • Sep 11, 2014

New Post publisher is known for finesse with working with people and maintaining relationships.

  • Sep 2, 2014

Does becoming a member of The Club mean you have to accept its rules?

  • Aug 29, 2014

Does becoming a member of The Club mean you have to accept its rules?

  • Aug 29, 2014

Both Democrats and Republicans are anxious about the implications of a “September surprise.”

  • Aug 27, 2014

Now, the question now is how much enthusiasm the party’s grassroots will put behind Crist.

  • Aug 27, 2014

  • Aug 26, 2014
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Karen Tumulty is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post, where she received the 2013 Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. She joined the Post in 2010 from TIME Magazine, where she had held the same title. During her more than 15 years at TIME, Tumulty wrote or co-wrote more than three dozen cover stories. She also held positions with TIME as congressional correspondent and White House correspondent. Before joining TIME in 1994, Tumulty spent 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, where she covered a wide variety of beats. During her time there, she reported on Congress, business, energy and economics out of Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. Tumulty is a native of San Antonio, Texas, where she began her career at the now-defunct San Antonio Light. Tumulty holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas-Austin and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is married to Paul Richter, who covers the State Department for the Los Angeles Times. They have two sons, Nicholas and Jack.
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