The Washington Post

Dan Balz

Chief correspondentWashington, D.C.


THE TAKE | Each sees the others as true rivals for the GOP nomination, while hoping that Trump eventually will fall to earth.

  • Oct 3, 2015

Preparations continue for a campaign with upbeat assessments, but Biden’s family remains the key to his decision

  • Oct 2, 2015

Boehner’s resignation, presidential race highlight a party coalition that’s strained and divided.

  • Sep 25, 2015

The pontiff spoke about a political agenda but reminded politicians of their obligation to the common good.

  • Sep 24, 2015

With his campaign in debt and revenue dwindling, he decided his path to the GOP nomination was closing.

  • Sep 22, 2015

Right now, a record of governing conservatively matters less than being an outsider.

  • Sep 22, 2015

Wisconsin governor steps aside after shaky debate performance, lack of star power and plummeting polls.

  • Sep 21, 2015

A once-promising White House bid collapsed in recent weeks.

  • Sep 21, 2015

CNN’s prime-time debate produced fireworks, but there was much to learn watching the preliminaries.

  • Sep 19, 2015

Regardless of what happens to Trump, the competition among others offers a critical dynamic of the race.

  • Sep 17, 2015
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Dan Balz is Chief Correspondent at The Washington Post. He has served as the paper’s National Editor, Political Editor, White House correspondent and Southwest correspondent. He is the co-author of two books, including the New York Times bestseller “The Battle For America 2008,” a narrative history of the 2008 presidential campaign. He is the recipient of the American Political Science Association award for political coverage and shared the Gerald R. Ford award for coverage of the presidency. In 2011, he received the White House Correspondents’ Association’s Merriman Smith award for deadline writing about the presidency and the National Press Club’s award for political analysis. He is a regular panelist on PBS’s “Washington Week” and MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown” and is a frequent guest on other public affairs programs.
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