Ed O'Keefe

Washington, D.C.

Reporter focused on Congress, national politics and the federal government

Education: American University

Ed O’Keefe covered Congress and national politics for The Washington Post from 2008 to 2018. He has also covered federal agencies and federal employees in the Washington area, the war in Iraq, and the 2016 presidential campaigns of Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.
Latest from Ed O'Keefe

Here’s what Congress is stuffing into its $1.3 trillion spending bill

The draft bill runs 2,232 pages, and we're going through it so you don't have to.

March 22, 2018

Jeff Flake on running for president in 2020: ‘I have not ruled it out’

The Arizona senator amplifies his critiques of the president by taking them to the state that usually hosts the first presidential primary.

March 16, 2018

As students walk out to mark Parkland shooting, lawmakers take modest steps to address school violence

But familiar squabbling over broader steps to curb gun rights continues.

March 14, 2018

Republicans flee the storm over Stormy Daniels and President Trump

New revelations in a lawsuit by Daniels revive allegations that Trump’s personal lawyer sought to silence talk of an affair.

March 7, 2018

‘There is no secession’: Sessions blasts California for ‘sanctuary’ policies, says he will use his power to stop them

The comments come a day after the Justice Department sued the state over laws that benefit undocumented immigrants.

March 7, 2018

Democrats press DHS to speed up DACA renewals

The Democratic senators also called on the Trump administration to automatically renew the work status of DACA recipients whose permits have expired.

March 7, 2018

Ted Cruz calls out challenger Beto O’Rourke in a sign of a tough fight to come in Texas

The liberal congressman from El Paso and the conservative senator from Houston are set for an ideological clash after Tuesday’s primaries. 

March 6, 2018

McConnell dismisses accusation he ‘dramatically watered down’ warnings about Russian election interference

The back-and-forth is the latest example of ongoing partisan finger-pointing about who's to blame for Russian election interference.

March 6, 2018

California Democrats demanding defiance weigh Feinstein’s reelection bid

At 84, Feinstein is the oldest U.S. senator, and she is seeking another six-year term in a state where Democrats are insisting on resistance to all things Trump.

March 3, 2018