Mariana Alfaro

Washington, D.C.

Reporter on the breaking political news team

Education: Northwestern University, BS in Journalism; Northwestern University, MS in Journalism

Mariana Alfaro is a co-anchor for Post Politics Now, The Washington Post's live breaking political news feed. She joined The Post in 2019 as a researcher for the Daily 202, the newspaper's flagship politics newsletter. Before that, Mariana worked as an intern for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Insider and The Texas Tribune. A native of San Salvador, Mariana graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School.
Latest from Mariana Alfaro

Daines, head of powerful Senate GOP fundraising arm, endorses Trump

Daines made his endorsement during an interview on Donald Trump Jr.'s podcast. The senator told Trump’s son — Daines’s longtime friend — that the “best four years” he had in the Senate were those he served during the Trump administration.

April 24, 2023

Schumer announces Senate will vote on the Equal Rights Amendment this week

When Congress passed the measure in 1972, it gave the state ratification process seven years to be completed. The proposed legislation would remove that deadline and allow the Constitution to be amended.

April 24, 2023

Murray makes history as first female senator to cast 10,000 votes

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Thursday made congressional history when she became the first woman to cast 10,000 votes as a U.S. senator.

April 20, 2023

Biden to host Tenn. lawmakers punished by GOP over gun protests

The three Tennessee Democratic lawmakers who participated in the protest for stricter gun-control measures will meet with President Biden at the White House on Monday.

April 19, 2023

Dianne Feinstein to give up Judiciary Committee seat amid calls for her resignation

Khanna says that fellow California Democrat Feinstein, who has been out of the Senate for nearly two months because of a health issue, is no longer fit to serve.

April 13, 2023

Trump sues former counsel Michael Cohen for $500 million

The former president alleges that the lawyer — who is a key witness in the criminal case against Trump — broke their attorney-client relationship and breached a confidentiality agreement.

April 12, 2023

Lindsey Graham meets with Saudi crown prince, reversing past criticism

The Republican senator's meeting with Mohammed bin Salman marks a departure from his comments in the wake of the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in which Graham said he would never visit Saudi Arabia as long as the crown prince was in power.

April 11, 2023

Senate Democrats urge chief justice to investigate Thomas’s unreported gifts

In a letter to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Democrats from the Senate Judiciary Committee call for an investigation into Clarence Thomas's decades of luxury travel funded by a Republican donor.

April 10, 2023

Harris meets Tennessee Democrats expelled over gun protests

Justin Jones and Justin Pearson were voted out of the Tenn. House on Thursday after halting proceedings last week to join protesters demanding gun-control legislation.

April 7, 2023

Biden vetoes GOP-led effort to undo new clean water rules

Biden defended the decision on Thursday, arguing that the revised definition of “Waters of the United States” provides “clear rules of the road."

April 6, 2023