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Krissah Thompson

Feature WriterWashington, D.C.


The museum leaders grappled with how much of the dark corners of U.S. history to expose.

  • Aug 18, 2016

After a dazzling convention speech, strategists are eager for the first lady to bridge party gaps.

  • Jul 28, 2016

The Louisiana native has been on the ascent within her party for 32 years.

  • Jul 26, 2016

The first lady had a sour history with the Clintons. None of that got in her way Monday night.

  • Jul 26, 2016

The first lady, who is one of the most popular political figures in the Democratic Party, said “in this election — I’m with her.”

  • Jul 25, 2016

“I’m here at the convention,” she tells the spirits in the room, “and I hope I make you proud.”

  • Jul 25, 2016

Nine years ago, Michelle Obama was a reluctant political spouse. Today, the first lady is a political superstar, and her scheduled appearance on opening night reflects her celebrity and could offer hints about her future plans.

  • Jul 24, 2016

Sexual-harassment claims date back to the ’60s, while many longtime confidants come out in support of the mogul.

  • Jul 22, 2016

It was a crucial moment for the future first lady, and she was assigned a new writer for the job.

  • Jul 19, 2016

A Washington Post-ABC News survey finds that twice as many people trust Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump to address race relations.

  • Jul 16, 2016
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Krissah Thompson began writing for The Washington Post in 2001. She has covered business and has also been an enterprise writer on the National staff, traveling the country to interview voters during the 2008 presidential campaign. More recently, she has written about civil rights, race and politics. Now she is a Style writer, who covers First Lady Michelle Obama and writes about a broad range of not-so famous people, who unlike FLOTUS do not require Secret Service protection. She lives in Upper Marlboro with her husband Danny and the ever-energetic Jayden. Also: Native Houstonian. UT-Austin alum. Life-long Journalist. She tweets @krissah30.
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