Leigh Ann Caldwell

Washington, D.C.

Early 202 co-author and Washington Post Live anchor

Education: North Carolina State University, BA in Communications

Leigh Ann Caldwell is co-author of The Washington Post’s Early 202 and focuses on Congress, politics and the White House. She is also an anchor for Washington Post Live, conducting high-impact newsmaking interviews. Before joining The Post in 2022, Caldwell was a correspondent at NBC News. As a member of NBC’s congressional unit, she covered both of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trials; the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol and its aftermath; several budget battles and government shutdowns; four Supreme Court confirmations, including for Brett M. Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett; and o
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The under-the-radar battle over opioid addiction treatment legislation

Also in today’s edition … Gun control groups are divided over whether the Senate should hold a vote during the lame duck on an assault weapons ban ... What we're watching: The Senate's rail strike vote and a crypto hearing ... Here’s how federal judges think about diversity in hiring law clerks ... Where the House GOP Impeachment 10's aides are landing.

December 1, 2022

Dems to give nod to unions as leaders seek to avert rail strike

The decision comes after a growing chorus of Democrats voiced opposition to Congress passing a railroad deal they viewed as unfriendly to rail workers.

November 30, 2022

Biden pushes Congress to avoid rail strike. But how quickly can it act?

Also in today’s edition … Senate same-sex marriage bill on verge of passing … Some Republicans issue rare rebuke of Trump over dinner with Fuentes and Ye … Wyden demands financial data from Binance, other crypto firms, Tony Romm reports … Toluse Olorunnipa on why Biden is seizing on gun control despite hurdles in Congress … What we're watching: Biden in Michigan.

November 29, 2022

Your guide to Congress's lame duck session

Also in today’s edition … Tory Newmyer and Peter Whoriskey go inside Sam Bankman-Fried’s courtship of a Washington regulator … High-profile Republicans gain followers in first weeks of Musk’s reign … What we’re watching this week.

November 28, 2022

The educational divide between voters is growing

Also in today's edition … McCarthy jumps on the impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas bandwagon … We could find out the winners of Alaska’s House and Senate races today … D.C. pleads for attention from the Senate and President Biden on big judicial vacancies, Meagan Flynn and Michael Brice-Saddler report.

November 23, 2022

House Democrats’ path back to the majority could run through the Supreme Court

Also in today's edition: Harris’s visit to Philippine islands could raise tensions with China … What we’re watching: Sen. Graham will appear before a grand jury in Fulton County, Ga., today.

November 22, 2022

Unions raise alarm in House Democratic campaign chief race

Also in today's edition … Defrauded student loan borrowers in line for relief are still waiting months later, Danielle Douglas-Gabriel reports … Democrats focus on Court ethics after report of alleged leak of 2014 decision … At the White House, a milestone birthday for Biden and a wedding for his granddaughter … What we're watching: The World Cup.

November 21, 2022

Katherine Clark announces bid to be number two in House Democratic leadership

Katherine Clark is running for the number two leadership post in the House Democratic caucus.

November 18, 2022

House Democrats are moving on to the next generation of leaders

Also in today's edition … The politics of a White House wedding … Meet Congress’s history-making freshman class.

November 18, 2022

Speaker Pelosi to announce whether she will run to stay House Democratic leader

Also in today's edition … With GOP House win, Biden’s foreign policy faces added sway, Missy Ryan and Yasmeen Abutaleb report … Tony Romm writes that after the FTX meltdown, Congress is starting to ask: Did it neglect crypto? … Joe Davidson reports that DOJ says prison staff who sexually assault inmates should face harsher sentences.

November 17, 2022