Cleve R. Wootson Jr.

Washington, D.C.

White House, politics, political campaigns, criminal justice, equity

Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, bachelor's in journalism and mass communication

Cleve R. Wootson Jr. is a White House reporter for The Washington Post. He previously covered the 2020 campaign for president, and worked on The Post's General Assignment before that. For a decade, he was a reporter for the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer.
Latest from Cleve R. Wootson Jr.

Democrats reluctant about Biden 2024, but they see no other choice

They are lukewarm about picking Biden as their nominee, but many believe he may be the best hope of preventing a second Trump term and fighting extremism.

April 24, 2023

Democrats still face Feinstein dilemma as replacement bid fails

But the 89-year-old senator enjoys the support of powerful allies, including President Biden and Nancy Pelosi.

April 19, 2023

Bidens’ tax returns show income of nearly $580,000 last year

President Biden and first lady Jill Biden filed 2022 tax returns showing they gave more than $20,000 to charity.

April 18, 2023

Harris, in Africa, puts a rare emotional emphasis on her identity

Harris, who is Black and Indian American, rarely focuses on her historic status. But in Africa this week, she highlighted her identity at emotional moments.

April 1, 2023

Harris touches on Africa’s painful past — and youthful future

Vice President Harris visits Ghana’s Cape Coast Castle, a former clearinghouse for enslaved people, and addresses young people at Black Star Gate.

March 28, 2023

Harris, in Ghana, promises support for Africa but faces skepticism

Vice President Harris announced nearly $139 million in funding to Ghana, her first stop on a weeklong tour of Africa.

March 27, 2023

Harris heads to Africa amid Biden’s urgent courtship of the continent

The United States seeks to counter efforts by China, Russia and others to woo the continent after the turbulent Trump years.

March 25, 2023

House GOP seizes on school culture wars with ‘Parents Bill of Rights’

In today’s edition … What we’re watching: Trump lawyer appears before grand jury … Cleve R. Wootson Jr. on the different week that Biden and Trump had … More TikTok polling … Inside Biden’s trip to Canada … The ‘five families’ of the House GOP, visualized … but first …

March 24, 2023

Biden told advisers he would let Congress block D.C. crime law

President’s opposition is part of a tough-on-crime sentiment that is increasingly shaping the political landscape

March 3, 2023

Biden and Putin deliver dueling fiery speeches on Ukraine

Following up on his surprise visit to Kyiv, the president accuses Russia of crimes against humanity.

February 21, 2023