Paul Kane

Washington, D.C.

Senior congressional correspondent and columnist

Education: University of Delaware, BA

Paul Kane has covered Congress since 2000, when he started at Roll Call with a beat focused on the Senate. He started with The Washington Post in 2007, covering the 2008 financial crisis and the Obama-Republican fiscal wars. He began writing a regular column, @PKCapitol, on Congress and its interactions with the Trump administration in 2017. He's covered Washington's response to the global pandemic, the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, two impeachments and now writes about the Biden administration's legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.
Latest from Paul Kane

Cheney says she is considering a White House run after drubbing in Wyo. primary

Cheney is the fourth House Republican to lose a primary after voting to impeach Trump last year.

August 17, 2022

Liz Cheney went against the ‘clear’ path. Now she leads an anti-Trump movement.

Cheney used her concession speech, after losing a GOP primary to Donald Trump’s handpicked candidate, to promise a sustained campaign against him and his allies.

August 17, 2022

    Liz Cheney’s rise, fall and future

    Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is now looking far beyond her Republican primary loss and possibly toward the White House.

    August 16, 2022

    Liz Cheney’s political life is likely ending — and just beginning

    Cheney has fielded questions about her ambitions since first taking office, but the intensity ramped up after this summer’s blockbuster hearings, in which she has served as vice chair of the House select committee investigating the ex-president’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

    August 15, 2022

    Biden signs bill to aid veterans exposed to toxins from burn pits

    The bill enjoyed broad bipartisan support — but encountered an unexpected road bump last month after 25 Senate Republicans switched their votes in apparent political retribution.

    August 10, 2022

    Culture wars could be a winning issue — for Democrats

    Democrats have hope they can limit some of their potential losses in the midterms and outperform expectations because of abortion and gun-control issues.

    August 6, 2022

    Three more GOP impeachers face their primary juries

    They remain steadfast in votes against Donald Trump but kept their heads down.

    July 30, 2022

    Senate GOP splinters, allowing Dem wins as GOP deputies angle for future

    With “Three Johns” aspiring to succeed McConnell, Republicans keep tabs on how their caucus splits on big votes.

    July 28, 2022