Amber Phillips

Washington D.C.

Politics Reporter

Education: Texas Christian University, bachelor's degree in international relations and Spanish

Amber Phillips explains and analyzes politics for The Washington Post and authors The 5-Minute Fix newsletter, a quick analysis of the day's biggest political news. She joined The Washington Post in 2015 and was previously the one-woman D.C. bureau for the Las Vegas Sun. She is originally from Texas and has reported from as far away as Taiwan.
Latest from Amber Phillips

Here are the charges in Hunter Biden’s plea deal, and what it means

The president's son will plead guilty to misdemeanor tax charges and reach a separate deal on a gun charge. He will probably avoid jail time as a result.

June 20, 2023

Breaking down the GOP investigation into Hunter Biden and family

What House Republicans are investigating about the Biden family, and where they lack evidence

June 20, 2023

Who’s who in the Trump documents case

Today on “Post Reports,” we catch up on the cast of characters in the Trump documents case: from his aide and co-defendant Walt Nauta to special counsel Jack Smith to the Trump-appointed judge, Aileen Cannon.

June 14, 2023

Your questions about Trump’s latest indictment, answered

The Post’s Amber Phillips and Brianna Tucker answered reader questions about the classified documents case.

June 9, 2023

What to know about the Trump classified documents investigation

Here's what you need to know about the investigation and what happens now that Trump says he has been indicted.

June 9, 2023

How Ron DeSantis compares with Donald Trump on policies and views

A running list comparing the policies and views of former president Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on major issues.

June 1, 2023

What is the debt ceiling?

What happens when Congress raises the debt ceiling? What happens if the government defaults? It will not be pretty if the federal government defaults on the national debt.

May 31, 2023

What’s the database the FBI misused to seek info on Jan. 6 suspects, BLM arrestees?

Explaining the Section 702 communications database, which has the FBI in hot water.

May 19, 2023

Takeaways from Kentucky and Pennsylvania primary election results 2023

Republican Daniel Cameron makes history in Kentucky’s gubernatorial primary. Democrats hold on to their Pennsylvania House majority.

May 17, 2023

Breaking down the Philadelphia mayoral race

Philadelphia is one of the United States' last big cities to only have men as the top leader.

May 16, 2023