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Philip Rucker

Philip Rucker is the The Washington Post's senior Washington correspondent. Prior to that, he was White House Bureau Chief, covering the Trump administration. He previously served as National Political Correspondent and was one of the lead reporters chronicling the 2016 presidential race. He has also covered Congress and traveled the country covering Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign. He joined The Post in 2005 and has covered an array of beats for the paper, including suburban news, Maryland state politics as well as philanthropy and non-profits. Rucker and a team of Post reporters were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for coverage of the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas. Rucker graduated from Yale University in 2006 with a degree in History and worked as a reporter and editor at the Yale Daily News.

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