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

Dems to give nod to unions as leaders seek to avert rail strike

The decision comes after a growing chorus of Democrats voiced opposition to Congress passing a railroad deal they viewed as unfriendly to rail workers.

November 30, 2022

Biden pushes Congress to avoid rail strike. But how quickly can it act?

Also in today’s edition … Senate same-sex marriage bill on verge of passing … Some Republicans issue rare rebuke of Trump over dinner with Fuentes and Ye … Wyden demands financial data from Binance, other crypto firms, Tony Romm reports … Toluse Olorunnipa on why Biden is seizing on gun control despite hurdles in Congress … What we're watching: Biden in Michigan.

November 29, 2022

Your guide to Congress's lame duck session

Also in today’s edition … Tory Newmyer and Peter Whoriskey go inside Sam Bankman-Fried’s courtship of a Washington regulator … High-profile Republicans gain followers in first weeks of Musk’s reign … What we’re watching this week.

November 28, 2022

The educational divide between voters is growing

Also in today's edition … McCarthy jumps on the impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas bandwagon … We could find out the winners of Alaska’s House and Senate races today … D.C. pleads for attention from the Senate and President Biden on big judicial vacancies, Meagan Flynn and Michael Brice-Saddler report.

November 23, 2022

House Democrats’ path back to the majority could run through the Supreme Court

Also in today's edition: Harris’s visit to Philippine islands could raise tensions with China … What we’re watching: Sen. Graham will appear before a grand jury in Fulton County, Ga., today.

November 22, 2022

Unions raise alarm in House Democratic campaign chief race

Also in today's edition … Defrauded student loan borrowers in line for relief are still waiting months later, Danielle Douglas-Gabriel reports … Democrats focus on Court ethics after report of alleged leak of 2014 decision … At the White House, a milestone birthday for Biden and a wedding for his granddaughter … What we're watching: The World Cup.

November 21, 2022

House Democrats are moving on to the next generation of leaders

Also in today's edition … The politics of a White House wedding … Meet Congress’s history-making freshman class.

November 18, 2022

Speaker Pelosi to announce whether she will run to stay House Democratic leader

Also in today's edition … With GOP House win, Biden’s foreign policy faces added sway, Missy Ryan and Yasmeen Abutaleb report … Tony Romm writes that after the FTX meltdown, Congress is starting to ask: Did it neglect crypto? … Joe Davidson reports that DOJ says prison staff who sexually assault inmates should face harsher sentences.

November 17, 2022

Republicans in disarray

Also in today's edition … He's running! Isaac Arnsdorf with the latest from Mar-a-Lago on Trump's presidential announcement … Cherokee Nation delegate gets House hearing, but vote unclear … What we're watching: The Senate vote on its same-sex marriage bill … Senate report details medical mistreatment of female immigration detainees.

November 16, 2022

Reeling Republicans brace for Trump campaign announcement

In today's edition … Michael Kranish looks at the candidates who rallied in D.C. on Jan. 6 and will now join Congress … Dan Zak writes that Ron DeSantis has reached a perilous point: Inevitability (Think Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Gary Hart) … What we're watching: When the House will be called (today?).

November 15, 2022