Colby Itkowitz

Washington, D.C.

Congress, campaigns, health policy, Pennsylvania politics

Education: Hofstra University, BA in print journalism and political science

Colby Itkowitz has covered Washington policy and politics for most of her career. Since coming to the Post in March 2014, she's covered national politics, health policy, anchored the 'Inspired Life' blog, and written about the quirks of the federal government and campaigns for the famed 'In the Loop' column. She was previously The Morning Call’s D.C. correspondent. Prior to that, she covered Capitol Hill, transportation policy, for Congressional Quarterly.
Latest from Colby Itkowitz

    ‘People are tired of seeing old White men being presidents’

    We asked Democratic voters if they want Biden to run for reelection.

    April 24, 2023

    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

    Abortion divides 2024 candidates and confounds many within the GOP

    Presidential hopefuls have struggled to settle on a position amid warning signs that Republicans are on the wrong side of public opinion on abortion rights.

    April 20, 2023

    Tim Scott says he would sign ‘the most conservative pro-life legislation’ Congress can pass

    The South Carolina senator has given a series of conflicting and vague answers on banning abortion since he launched his 2024 presidential bid

    April 14, 2023

    Republican Sen. Tim Scott launches presidential exploratory committee

    The move signals in the strongest terms yet Sen. Tim Scott's intent to enter the 2024 Republican presidential race.

    April 12, 2023

    Wisconsin Supreme Court election sends message on abortion rights

    A liberal victory on the Wisconsin Supreme Court is the latest election pointing toward abortion rights as a galvanizing issue for voters nationwide.

    April 5, 2023

    Brandon Johnson wins Chicago mayoral election

    Johnson led Paul Vallas by nearly 3 percentage points with over 90 percent of ballots counted in a race focused on crime, police reform and cost of living.

    April 5, 2023

    Christie repeatedly berates Trump in N.H., signals 2024 decision by June

    Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie also portrayed himself as uniquely well positioned to take on the 45th president.

    March 27, 2023

    David McCormick allies hope to avoid a GOP Senate primary fight in Pa.

    McCormick, who lost a bitter primary last year to celebrity TV doctor Mehmet Oz, wants assurances from party leaders that they will have his back this time.

    March 13, 2023

    Chicago mayoral election heads to runoff; Lightfoot loses reelection

    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is the first incumbent in 40 years to be ousted after just one term.

    February 28, 2023