Azi Paybarah

Washington, D.C.

National reporter covering campaigns and breaking politics news.

Education: University at Albany, B.A. in English

Paybarah joined The Washington Post in 2022. He previously covered politics for the New York Times, Politico New York and was a Knight-Wallace Fellow in 2017.
Latest from Azi Paybarah

Biden nominates ex-congressman Sean Patrick Maloney as OECD ambassador

Maloney’s nomination to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development appears to narrow the number of Democrats considering running for New York's 17th Congressional District seat next year.

June 1, 2023

Two House Democrats to miss debt ceiling votes over medical issues

Rep. Angie Craig (D-Minn.) suffered an ankle injury Monday that will require surgery and Rep. Deborah Ross (D-N.C.) tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday morning.

May 30, 2023

Biden, McCarthy turn to selling debt ceiling deal to restive Congress

House GOP and Democratic leaders must overcome numerous hurdles as they assess whether they have enough votes to push through a debt ceiling compromise bill.

May 28, 2023

DeSantis campaign raises $8.2 million in first day as he attacks Trump for ‘going left’

The financial show of force came as the Florida governor offered some of his most direct criticisms yet of Donald Trump.

May 26, 2023

Texas House panel recommends impeachment of Attorney General Ken Paxton

The vote by the Committee on General Investigating came a day after the committee’s investigators testified about the findings of their months-long probe into Paxton’s alleged misconduct.

May 26, 2023

State House ethics panel says Texas AG broke state laws, ethics rules

Investigators say Ken Paxton abused his official capacity, misused official information and retaliated against whistleblowers who had accused him of corruption.

May 24, 2023

Scott entering 2024 race with endorsement, and prayer, from Thune

Scott, 57, has been building support ahead of his announcement planned for Monday.

May 21, 2023

New infighting among Trump lawyers surfaces in classified documents case

A top lawyer for Trump says he quit because another member of Trump's sprawling legal team was blocking access to material in the classified documents case.

May 21, 2023

Greene’s rhetoric puts Black men in harm’s way, Bowman says

“Unfortunately this country has a history of characterizing Black men who are outspoken . . . as being threatening or intimidating,” Rep Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) told reporters after comments from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).

May 18, 2023

Controversial Biden judicial pick withdraws from consideration

The move comes after months of rare resistance from members of the president’s party to elevating one of his judicial nominees.

May 18, 2023