National political reporter covering the White House, Congress and campaigns Education: University of Notre Dame, B.A. in American studies; University of Cambridge, M.Phil. in politics Robert Costa is a national political reporter at The Washington Post. He joined The Post in January 2014 and covers the White House, Congress, and campaigns. He is also the moderator of "Washington Week" on PBS and a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He holds a bachelor's degree in American studies from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree from the University of Cambridge.
The president’s incendiary responses to racial injustice protests and the coronavirus pandemic have left him politically isolated, triggering deep distress within the GOP about his judgment and instincts.