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

New Hampshire’s independents could drive Republican primary outcome

Independent voters, who can cast a ballot in either party’s primary, are seen as key to the outcome in Tuesday’s GOP contest. But their political leanings are complex.

January 20, 2024

Haley steps up attacks on Trump, but some in N.H. see her holding back

Many Trump critics wish Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley would launch a fuller offensive in New Hampshire.

January 17, 2024

Anti-Trump Republicans seek to stall his momentum in N.H.

Updates from the 2024 campaign trail with the latest news on presidential candidates, polls, primaries and more.

January 17, 2024

After Trump’s landslide Iowa win, GOP race moves to N.H. with new frictions

Trump and his two long-shot rivals turned their attention to the Granite State a week before a primary seen as perhaps the final chance for Republicans at odds with Trump to slow his march to the nomination.

January 16, 2024

‘Ordained by God’: Trump’s legal problems galvanize Iowa evangelicals

Evangelicals have played a major role in the GOP caucuses for years. This time, many are supporting the former president.

January 14, 2024

Trump maintains wide lead in Iowa poll, while Haley climbs to second

The former president is maintaining his wide lead in Iowa over his two main rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a key poll.

January 13, 2024

Christie’s exit scrambles race, gives hope to anti-Trump forces in N.H.

Many Chris Christie supporters listed Nikki Haley as their second choice, and New Hampshire voters have a reputation for sometimes shifting late.

January 11, 2024

Key takeaways from the fourth Republican debate

As the 2024 GOP primary field narrows, four contenders sparred on gender-affirming care for minors, fentanyl, military aggression toward China and more.

December 7, 2023

Progressives rebel against Biden’s handling of Israel-Gaza crisis

A split over the Middle East war jeopardizes a coalition with the left that Biden has nurtured for three years.

October 25, 2023

Democratic divisions over Israel resurface after ‘cease-fire’ comments

Many Democratic officials vowed unequivocal support for Israel’s right to defend itself, while some left-leaning lawmakers urged both sides to agree to a cease-fire.

October 11, 2023