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 president took executive actions Tuesday to combat racism and discrimination, an early move to fulfill his pledges on equity. They fall short of the sweeping actions civil rights groups are demanding, but the administration says there is more to come.
The GOP Senate candidates didn’t vote on whether to override President Trump’s veto of a defense bill, and both sought to avoid a firm answer on their support for an effort to oppose certifying President-elect Biden’s electoral college win.