White House Bureau Chief Education: Yale University, B.A. in History, 2006 Philip Rucker is the White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post. He previously has covered Congress, the Obama White House, and the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns. Rucker also is co-author of "A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America," a No. 1 New York Times bestseller, and is a Political Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He joined The Post in 2005 as a local news reporter. Honors & Awards:
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, 2018, for coverage of Russian interference
George Polk Award, 2018, for coverage of Russian interference
Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize, 2018, for distinguished reporting on the presidency
Sigma Delta Chi Award, 2018, for coverage of Russian interference
Professional Affiliations: Yale Daily News Foundation, Board Member
Books by Philip Rucker:
A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America
Both Democratic and Republican operatives increasingly view Trump as a drag on GOP candidates in many key Senate and House races — especially in suburban areas, where polling and focus group data suggest he has been bleeding support.
The president has left little doubt that he sees himself as leader of a modern grievance movement animated by civic strife and marked by calls for ‘white power,’ the phrase chanted in a video Trump retweeted last weekend.