Felicia Sonmez

Washington, D.C.

National reporter on The Washington Post's breaking political news team

Education: Harvard University, B.A. in Government, 2005

Felicia Sonmez is a national political reporter covering breaking news from the White House, Congress and the campaign trail. Previously, she spent more than four years in Beijing, where she worked first as a correspondent for Agence France-Presse and later as the editor of The Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report. She also spent a year in advanced Chinese language study as a Blakemore Freeman Fellow at Tsinghua University. From 2010 to 2013, she reported on national politics for TheWashington Post, starting as a writer for The Fix and going on to cover Congress, the 2012 presidential
Latest from Felicia Sonmez

Primary elections: San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin is projected to be recalled amid anger over crime in the liberal city

California and six other states hold primaries, with voters choosing candidates for Los Angeles mayor, a Democratic nominee for Senate in Iowa, and deciding whether former interior secretary Ryan Zinke should have a chance to seek a congressional seat.

June 8, 2022

Fetterman says he ‘almost died’ after ignoring heart condition

In a statement Friday, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania said he should have taken his health more seriously, including taking medication that a doctor prescribed him in 2017.

June 3, 2022

Post Politics Now: Biden says strong jobs report shows U.S. well-positioned to tackle inflation

Biden said he sees “a future of stable, steady growth so we can bring down inflation without sacrificing all the historic gains we’ve made.”

June 3, 2022

Avenatti sentenced to 4 years in prison for defrauding Stormy Daniels

The Daniels trial, which took place in New York, was Avenatti’s third federal criminal case in two years.

June 2, 2022

Adm. Linda Fagan becomes first woman to lead U.S. Coast Guard

President Biden swears in Fagan as the 27th commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. She is the first woman to lead the service.

June 1, 2022

Former Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro subpoenaed by DOJ in Jan. 6 probe

Navarro, who was a trade adviser to Donald Trump, revealed the subpoena in a lawsuit he filed against Pelosi and the House select committee investigating the attack.

June 1, 2022

Post Politics Now: Speaking to midshipmen, Biden says Putin’s brutality toward Ukraine rallied Europe in opposition

The president plans to deliver another commencement address Saturday, at the University of Delaware, his alma mater, before traveling to Texas on Sunday to meet with families of those killed in the Uvalde school massacre.

May 27, 2022

Cruz, Cornyn in lockstep on gun votes but diverge on tone

Republican Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz unite on votes against tougher gun laws,but diverge in their tone after the massacre at an elementary school in Texas.

May 27, 2022

Oklahoma governor signs bill banning abortions after ‘fertilization’

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) on Wednesday signed a law that would effectively prohibit almost all abortions in the state.

May 25, 2022