Karen Tumulty

ReporterWashington, D.C.


What a difference a year makes.

  • Dec 23, 2014

Bill de Blasio called for calm and unity among angry New Yorkers after the shootings of two NYPD officers.

  • Dec 22, 2014

New York’s mayor and police department have had a contentious relationship since his 2013 campaign.

  • Dec 21, 2014

And why does Hillary Clinton’s take sound a bit different?

  • Dec 19, 2014

GOP critics denounced Obama’s move as overreaching and naive, but there’s growing public support to end the divide.

  • Dec 17, 2014

The relationship between the two clans has been complicated — rivalrous at times, warm at others.

  • Dec 16, 2014

Spending bill brings into the open a struggle for the party’s identity and direction ahead of 2016.

  • Dec 14, 2014

He came in second for the GOP nomination in 2012, so why is no one paying attention now?

  • Dec 9, 2014

Unlike the divisive grand jury verdict in Missouri, the New York decision has brought criticism from conservatives.

  • Dec 4, 2014

Abandoned by national party leaders and most outside groups, she fights a lonely battle for a fourth term.

  • Dec 3, 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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