Dan Balz

Chief correspondentWashington, D.C.


Along with sympathy and encouragement in the wake of his son’s death, the vice president is hearing calls to run.

  • Aug 1, 2015

Thursday’s candidate debate will start to define the party as much as it begins to find a nominee.

  • Aug 1, 2015

One adviser likens it to a NASCAR driver preparing for a race knowing one of the drivers will be drunk.

  • Jul 29, 2015

The reception for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders points to widespread voter dissatisfaction — economic, racial or cultural — that knows no ideological boundaries.

  • Jul 25, 2015

Stressing fiscal conservatism and social welfare compassion, the governor hopes to vault into contention.

  • Jul 21, 2015

He has nearly twice the backing of his nearest rival, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, though support fell sharply after the mogul slammed Sen. John McCain’s war record.

  • Jul 20, 2015

THE TAKE | The real estate mogul has risen in the polls by tapping into anger, but can he pass the presidential test for voters?

  • Jul 19, 2015

THE TAKE | The Democratic 2016 roster appeared together onstage.

  • Jul 18, 2015

  • Jul 17, 2015

The Sanders team seeks a path to success, however narrow, against formidable opposition.

  • Jul 16, 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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