Ruby Cramer

New York City

National political enterprise reporter focused on long-form features

Education: Vassar College, BA in English

Ruby Cramer is a national political enterprise reporter at The Washington Post, writing long-form narratives about people shaping politics. She joined The Post in 2022 after covering politics and campaigns at Politico Magazine and BuzzFeed News. Cramer started in journalism as a fact-checker at "CBS Evening News" and a research assistant for the late writer Michael Hastings. She grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and lives in New York.
Latest from Ruby Cramer

The impenetrable armor of Elise Stefanik

Her climb through the ranks of GOP leadership in the House and embrace of Donald Trump has come at a personal cost.

December 22, 2022

Biden to bolster response to sexual violence in conflict zones

President Biden will sign a memo Monday directing U.S. agencies to strengthen their response to sexual violence in conflict zones, including in Ukraine.

November 28, 2022

Elon Musk says he would support Ron DeSantis in 2024

His comments come after he urged his Twitter followers to back Republicans in the midterms.

November 26, 2022

Anna Paulina Luna throws a coming-out party for new MAGA generation

Anna Paulina Luna won a Florida House seat, marking her path from Instagram star to Trump-backing lawmaker with a party in St. Petersburg.

November 8, 2022

Beto O’Rourke’s third campaign in 6 years embodies Democrats’ unrealized gains

O’Rourke has been campaigning for 1,175 of the last 2,048 days of his life -- for Senate, then president, now Texas governor -- and is the emblem of unrealized ambition in the Democratic Party

November 7, 2022

Kathy Hochul’s campaign to prove her place in New York

New York’s first female governor has been quietly ‘hard at work’ in Albany, but the Democrat finds herself in a surprisingly tight race in a reliably blue state at a time that rewards big political personalities.

November 6, 2022

On Kari Lake’s campaign for Arizona governor, the mic is always hot

The former Phoenix TV news anchor has amplified Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was stolen and embraced hard-right politics on abortion and immigration.

October 16, 2022

Strike plans derailed — for now

More than 100,000 railroad workers were ready to strike this week in the name of more sick days. Plus, what happens when a man with a pistol shows up outside the home of a congresswoman.

September 15, 2022

When a man with a pistol shows up outside a congresswoman’s house

Threats against members of Congress in today’s tribal America have risen. A threat against Rep. Pramila Jayapal shows the extent to which they have altered the way public figures live.

September 8, 2022

Inside Gretchen Whitmer's abortion fight

In a political party that has been criticized for its lukewarm response to the Dobbs decision, Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan appears to stand out. We take you inside her fight — and her family’s — to protect abortion access in her home state.

July 14, 2022