Tobi Raji

Washington, D.C.

Researcher for The Early 202

Education: Rutgers University, BA in Biological Sciences; American University, MA in Journalism and Public Affairs

Tobi Raji is a researcher for The Early 202, an early morning newsletter about the nation’s major power centers, including the White House, Capitol Hill and the Pentagon. Tobi graduated from American University with a Master's degree in journalism in 2021 and a Bachelor's degree in biology from Rutgers University in 2017.
Latest from Tobi Raji

Clyburn: 'We still refuse to admit that we have a race problem in this country'

In today’s edition … The new New York congressional map is expected to be finalized today and things could get more tense among Democrats, if that's possible … Colby Itkowitz and Rosalind S. Helderman look at how Pa. officials are girding for November as Donald Trump falsely assails another election … Amy Gardner on Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger reelection race and how after standing up to Trump, he's now courting his voters … but first …

May 20, 2022

Trump uses Pa. primary to continue effort to undermine electoral system

In today’s edition … President Biden is heading out on a trip to Asia where he will try to reassure allies he is still committed to leading a coalition to counter China … Poll Watch: The Senate is poised to clear $40 billion in aid for Ukraine on Thursday. What do polls tell us about where American stand on all that funding? … The Senate next week plans to take up a domestic terrorism bill that the House passed Wednesday night… but first …

May 19, 2022

In tough Senate races, Democrats shift away from centrists and toward progressive and diverse candidates

In today’s edition … Pennsylvania's GOP Senate primary is still undecided … Rep. Madison Cawthorn loses his re-election bid … House Democrats strike a deal on domestic terrorism bills following Buffalo shooting… but first …

May 18, 2022

Senate Democrats resigned to not passing gun legislation

In today’s edition … The Post's David Weigel and Josh Dawsey get you ready for a big day of primaries in five states, including Pennsylvania and North Carolina where former president Donald Trump's influence will be put to the test … The FDA came to an agreement with a baby formula factory to resume production

May 17, 2022

Buffalo shooting shines light on Congressional inaction, GOP rhetoric

In today’s edition … The Post's Dan Balz and Marianna Sotomayor have a complete guide to the midterm elections … The week ahead in Congress: the Senate takes up Ukraine aid while the House focuses on gas prices and the baby formula shortage … Ketanji Brown Jackson on her career, values and historic confirmation to the high court … but first …

May 16, 2022

McConnell leads GOP visit to Kyiv; Mariupol rescue talks ‘difficult’

Ukraine has entered a “new, long phase of the war,” while its troops have pushed Russian forces closer to the northern border.

May 14, 2022

U.S. seeks clarity after Turkey signals opposition to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Germany on Saturday to meet with NATO foreign ministers and top diplomats of Finland and Sweden.

May 13, 2022

Jan. 6 committee sets up historic showdown

In today’s edition … Theo sat down with NRCC Chair Tom Emmer to discuss abortion and the midterms … President Biden and lawmakers rush to address the baby formula shortage … Senate kicks Ukraine aid vote into next week … but first …

May 13, 2022

The Senate will pass Ukraine aid bill. The question is when.

In today’s edition … Abortion is now a midterm issue … Has the long-awaited pivot to Asia finally arrived? … Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti’s nomination is in purgatory … and the trial of Michael Sussmann is finally coming to a courtroom near you … but first …

May 12, 2022

The Roe bill will fail in the Senate. What's next?

In today’s edition … The House votes to allow staff unionization … West Virginia and Nebraska primary results … Rep. Jayapal endorses a slate of candidates… Economist Lisa Cook to become the first Black woman on Fed board … but first …

May 11, 2022