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Ben Terris

Feature writerWashington, D.C.


In Iowa, older Republicans swoon for the fresh-faced candidate. But younger voters haven’t bought in yet.

  • Nov 25, 2015

The separation of twins conjoined at the head was a medical marvel, but the family’s life was filled with tragedy.

  • Nov 13, 2015

Inside the usually apathetic stand-up scene that’s working to elect the democratic socialist from Vermont.

  • Nov 5, 2015

There was a two-hour line to get into the Benghazi committee’s hearing room.

  • Oct 22, 2015

How the mogul’s brief fling with the fledgling USFL turned out to be one of his worst deals ever.

  • Oct 19, 2015

How an epic and endless (for them) campaign is testing the patience of our neighbors to the north.

  • Oct 18, 2015

  • Oct 13, 2015

A surging candidate tries out retail politics in South Carolina, and voters get a close look at her TV intensity.

  • Sep 28, 2015

The Republican candidate uses a visit to a pregnancy center to renew her call to strip funding from Planned Parenthood.

  • Sep 24, 2015

In the early primary state, she basks in the glow of surging poll numbers and increased name recognition from her stellar debate performance.

  • Sep 22, 2015
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Ben Terris is a writer in the Washington Post's Style section with a focus on national politics.

Ben previously worked at National Journal, where he wrote political features primarily focused on Congress. His time at National Journal also included a hunting trip with one of the most conservative members of Congress, a hamburger cook-off with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and a trip to Clarksdale, Mississippi to write about the murder of a mayoral candidate.

A 2008 graduate of Brandeis University, Ben spent the first 13 weeks of his career driving 15,000 miles around the country in a beat-up Toyota Camry talking with young people about politics and writing up what he learned from them for the Huffington Post. He subsequently took a job as a hyperlocal reporter for the Boston Globe and then went to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
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