Sean Sullivan

Washington, D.C.

Education: Hamilton College

Sean Sullivan covers the White House. He joined The Washington Post in 2012 and has covered presidential elections, Congress and national politics. Sullivan is also an on-air contributor to CBSN.
Latest from Sean Sullivan

Sanders ‘has not ruled out another run for president’ if Biden doesn’t

“In the event of an open 2024 Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Sanders has not ruled out another run for president, so we advise that you answer any questions about 2024 with that in mind,” says a private memo from Faiz Shakir, a close Sanders adviser who was his campaign manager when he ran in 2020.

April 20, 2022

Anita Dunn and SKDK: Power and influence in Biden’s Washington

Anita Dunn and her public relations firm SKDK occupy a unique role at the nexus of politics, governance and business in Joe Biden's Washington.

March 28, 2022

Biden, Democrats infuse Ukraine crisis into a recast election-year pitch to voters

The president and his party hope the sharpened message, which they honed at a series of political meetings over the past week, will help address some of their biggest liabilities ahead of the November midterm elections.

March 12, 2022

Democrats embrace politically risky strategy on rising gas prices

Ban on Russian oil is likely to further spike prices at the pump, creating a potential political headache for Democrats.

March 8, 2022

Biden lays out a new path for Democrats. Is it too late?

President Biden is trying to refocus messaging around Democrats' accomplishments. Is it too late for a political course correction with such little time before the midterms? Biden’s made his priorities clear, but will the Democratic party follow suit?

March 3, 2022

Many Democrats applaud Biden charting a new path, but some fear it may be too little and too late

After Biden faced criticism last year from some Democrats who felt he was too ambitious and veered too far left, his State of the Union speech in many ways sought to set down a more middle-of-the-road marker in a tough election year.

March 2, 2022

Democrats try to regain footing for midterm elections

With just over eight months until the November elections, many lawmakers and strategists are questioning whether the White House focus on political issues has been sufficient and whether there is still time to shift.

February 28, 2022

Inside Biden’s pick of Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court

While the White House sought to portray a deliberative process, few in Washington expected the president to choose anyone other than the appellate court judge.

February 26, 2022

Republicans weigh how big a part of midterm message to make Biden’s Supreme Court pick

Assessing the landscape in Congress for Brown-Jackson and the potential effect on the midterms, with a very heavy emphasis on how Republicans will play this

February 25, 2022

Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

The president is naming Ketanji Brown Jackson, a judge on the D.C. federal court of appeals, as his first Supreme nominee. If confirmed, she would be the first Black woman justice in the court's history.

February 25, 2022