John Wagner

Washington, D.C.

National reporter on The Post's breaking political news team

Education: Stanford University, BA in Political Science

John Wagner is a national reporter on The Post's new breaking political news team. He previously covered the Trump White House. During the 2016 presidential election, Wagner focused on the Democratic campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley. He earlier chronicled Maryland government for more than a decade, a stretch that included O’Malley’s eight years as governor and part of the tenure of his Republican predecessor, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. He came to The Post from the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., where he served as the paper’s Washington correspondent, covering t
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No Labels snags Sen. Joe Manchin for event, stoking talk of presidential run

Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) is slated to appear next week at an event hosted by the bipartisan group No Labels. Manchin has not ruled out a third-party presidential bid.

July 12, 2023

Sen. Tommy Tuberville relents and says white nationalists are racist

“White nationalists are racists," Sen. Tommy Tuberville told reporters Tuesday, after earlier exchanges in which he continued to insist that was a matter of opinion, a position that echoed his comments from a TV interview the night before.

July 11, 2023

Sam Brown enters Senate race in Nevada, where Republicans hope for a pickup

Brown ran last year but lost the GOP primary. This time, in challenging sitting Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), he has the backing of national Republican leaders.

July 10, 2023

Actor Hill Harper enters Democratic primary for a Senate seat from Michigan

Harper became the sixth Democratic candidate to enter the race to succeed retiring Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.).

July 10, 2023

House Freedom Caucus votes to oust conservative Marjorie Taylor Greene

The action came after Greene used a pejorative term to describe another member of the hard-right group on the House floor.

July 7, 2023

Schiff raised $8.1 million in previous quarter in Senate race in California

Schiff appears to have benefited from his censure last month from the Republican-led House for pressing allegations during his tenure as House Intelligence Committee chairman that Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia.

July 5, 2023

Former N.Y. congressman Mondaire Jones launches bid to reclaim his seat

Jones prevailed in New York’s 17th Congressional District in 2020 but opted to run in a different district last year. He lost in the Democratic primary.

July 5, 2023

Supreme Court’s halt on student loan relief isn’t end of Biden’s effort

The court also ruled Friday in favor of an evangelical Christian graphic artist from Colorado who did not want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples.

June 30, 2023

Supreme Court ruling restricts affirmative action in college admissions

The Supreme Court decisions in cases involving Harvard and UNC restricted consideration of race in college admissions, effectively overturning decades of court precedent.

June 29, 2023

Trump files counterclaim against E. Jean Carroll, alleging defamation

The former president argues that the writer has incorrectly described a jury verdict last month by suggesting he was liable for rape.

June 28, 2023