Karen Tumulty

ReporterWashington, 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

In contrast to vociferous opposition from the GOP field, the Democrat takes credit for helping in agreement.

  • Jul 14, 2015

The head of the Republican National Committee spent nearly an hour on the phone, urging Trump to tone down his inflammatory immigration comments that have infuriated a key constituency.

  • Jul 8, 2015

Strom Thurmond’s son is helping lead the drive to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds.

  • Jun 29, 2015

All the Republican candidates decry the legalization of same-sex unions, but they differ on how to respond.

  • Jun 26, 2015

Obamacare ruling gives a reprieve to Republicans, who have not produced a health-care law alternative.

  • Jun 25, 2015

Russell Moore is a new kind of evangelical leader.

  • Jun 24, 2015

The massacre of nine at a black church in South Carolina propels a rush to get rid of the rebel banner.

  • Jun 23, 2015

The pontiff’s encyclical on climate change shows how he has become part of the U.S. political debate.

  • Jun 18, 2015

With the fan-dance phase of the campaign about to end, he offered a peek at the themes he plans to sound when he makes his formal announcement Monday.

  • Jun 12, 2015
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Karen Tumulty is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post, where she received the 2013 Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. She joined the Post in 2010 from TIME Magazine, where she had held the same title. During her more than 15 years at TIME, Tumulty wrote or co-wrote more than three dozen cover stories. She also held positions with TIME as congressional correspondent and White House correspondent. Before joining TIME in 1994, Tumulty spent 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, where she covered a wide variety of beats. During her time there, she reported on Congress, business, energy and economics out of Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. Tumulty is a native of San Antonio, Texas, where she began her career at the now-defunct San Antonio Light. Tumulty holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas-Austin and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is married to Paul Richter, who covers the State Department for the Los Angeles Times. They have two sons, Nicholas and Jack.
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