Toluse Olorunnipa

Washington, D.C.

White House Bureau Chief

Education: Stanford University, BA in Sociology; Stanford University, MA in Sociology

Toluse "Tolu" Olorunnipa is the White House Bureau Chief of The Washington Post, and the co-author of "His Name is George Floyd," winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction. He joined The Post in 2019 and has covered the last three presidents. Previously, he spent five years at Bloomberg News, where he reported on politics and policy from Washington and Florida. Olorunnipa has reported from five continents and more than 25 countries as part of the presidential press corps. He started his career at the Miami Herald, where he covered real estate, natural disasters and crime -- sometimes
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Russia-Ukraine war: Biden and Zelensky agree: Ukraine will join NATO only after war ends

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July 12, 2023

Biden, G-7 leaders announce major security pledge to Ukraine

NATO promises Ukraine support that is short of what Zelensky wanted, but is aimed at preventing future attacks on his country

July 12, 2023

Southern border ‘eerily quiet’ after policy shift on asylum seekers

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July 12, 2023

NATO says it will invite Ukraine to join when ‘conditions are met’; Zelensky calls lack of timeline ‘absurd’

The summit is a show of Western unity against Russia — but there are divisions over Kyiv’s candidacy and the U.S. decision to supply it with cluster munitions.

July 11, 2023

Zelensky slams NATO for omitting a timeline for Ukraine to join

NATO says Ukraine can join, but does not provide a timeline. Zelensky calls that "unprecedented and absurd."

July 11, 2023

Biden and Sunak pledge support for Ukraine ahead of NATO summit

The United States and the United Kingdom, largely aligned on global issues, are also working through some of the differences in their approaches to Kyiv.

July 10, 2023

Biden heads to NATO summit facing fresh divisions over Ukraine

As Ukraine and Sweden push for NATO membership, Biden and U.S. allies struggle over how to respond

July 8, 2023

Biden pledges new path to student loan relief after judicial setback

The Supreme Court's rejection of Biden's student loan plan leaves him with few options.

June 30, 2023

Biden, GOP rivals in split-screen showing stark divide in post-Roe America

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June 23, 2023

As Modi visits, Biden praises India’s democracy despite critics

The Indian premier is only the third world leader to be honored by a state visit under President Biden, as the United States seeks to bolster ties with an eye toward China.

June 22, 2023