National political reporter covering the 2020 presidential campaign. Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, bachelor's in journalism and mass communication Cleve R. Wootson Jr. is a national political reporter for The Washington Post, covering the 2020 campaign for president. He previously worked on The Post's General Assignment team. Before that, he was a reporter for the Charlotte Observer.
The Florida congresswoman, who defended Orlando officers accused of using excessive force during her tenure as the first black female leader of the largely white, male department, is now presenting herself as a potential bridge between law enforcement and minority communities.
Political arguments in the Villages have led at times to physical confrontations, prompting some septuagenarians to pack pepper spray and stun guns into the golf carts residents use to dart around the 35-square mile community.
Many of the newly empowered organizers leading protests across the country are deeply skeptical of traditional politics and distrustful of Democrats who are exhorting them to direct their energy into defeating President Trump.