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Reid Wilson

GovbeatWashington, D.C.


Trade, highways, NSA between Senate and long weekend; WH briefing on USA Freedom bill; Clinton Foundation discloses another $26m; ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ debuts on Senate floor; and happy Facebook Friday!

  • May 22, 2015

GOP shifts Iraq blame; U.S., Cuba close to restoring relations; Clinton super PAC slow to raise money; Huck skips straw poll; Fox, CNN set debate standards; and the Calif. oil spill is worse than it looked.

  • May 21, 2015

Republicans don’t own many big-city mayoral offices. After Tuesday, they own one more.

  • May 20, 2015

McConnell to allow Patriot Act reform vote; House backs short-term highway extension; Benghazi cmte subpoenas Blumenthal; Ky. Gov. primary neck and neck; GOP wins in Jacksonville; sledding to return to Capitol Hill.

  • May 20, 2015

Ky. voters pick GOP GOV nominee today; TPA/TPP backers pitch national security; Clinton relied on Blumenthal; Jindal launches exploratory; Rep. Guinta on the ropes; and why even conservative states are reducing prison sentences.

  • May 19, 2015

Rising costs are forcing state legislators to roll back some of the tough-on-crime policies of the 1990s and 2000s, with an eye toward cost savings and crime reduction.

  • May 19, 2015

Obama to ban transfer of military equipment to police depts; Senate moves on trade; deadlines loom on highway bill, PATRIOT Act; Fed could move on rates as early as June; Graham to announce, Kasich close?

  • May 18, 2015

Senate reaches TPA deal; NSA reform passes House with 338 votes; O’Malley, Bolton announcements ahead; Alan Grayson has a temper; Kirk up with first IL SEN ads; new problems at VA.

  • May 14, 2015

Warren 1, Obama 0 on trade; House to vote on NSA reforms; Clinton camp to coordinate with super PAC; Christie vs. Bush on Iraq; Kelly vs. Zinn in Miss. special; state budgets look healthy.

  • May 13, 2015

Shifting party politics and a changed congressional map will make U.S. approval of Trade Promotion Authority much harder.

  • Apr 22, 2015
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Reid Wilson covers national politics and Congress for The Washington Post. He is the author of Read In, The Post’s morning tip sheet on politics. He's a former editor in chief of The Hotline, the premier tip sheet on campaigns and elections, and he's a complete political junkie. Reid is a Seattle native and a graduate of The George Washington University. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Veronica.
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