Latest from Dan Balz

Democrats won a big victory in the House, but as they look to the new Congress and to 2020, they still have important questions to answer.

  • Dec 8, 2018

His broken tax pledge in 1990 empowered anti-government conservatives and moved the GOP ever further to the right. The party has never been the same since.

  • Dec 2, 2018

No matter how the investigation ends, there’s no doubting the sleaze factor around Trump and his 2016 campaign.

  • Dec 1, 2018

His last words, to his son: “I love you, too.”

  • Dec 1, 2018

The suburban wipeout in the midterm elections presents GOP candidates with difficult choices if they hope to regain control of the House in 2020 with Trump on the ballot.

  • Nov 24, 2018

Some presidents have changed course after setbacks; so far Trump has been loath to admit the problems he caused his party.

  • Nov 17, 2018

The backlash against Trump was obvious all along. Republican officials seemed in denial.

  • Nov 13, 2018

The coming test of wills between House Democrats and Trump will be the first shaping event of the next presidential election.

  • Nov 10, 2018

After a spotty beginning on Tuesday, days of additional returns give the party its biggest House gains in 44 years.

  • Nov 9, 2018

The selection of the RNC chairman, a favorite of GOP congressional leaders and recommended by House Speaker Paul Ryan, puts a party insider and establishment figure in a key White House post.

  • Nov 13, 2016
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