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Rachael Bade

Rachael Bade covers Congress for The Washington Post. She previously covered House leadership for POLITICO.

In addition to her congressional correspondence, Bade has also followed and written in depth on the various investigations surrounding Hillary Clinton, including the FBI’s probe of her emails set-up as well as the House Benghazi Committee’s work.

She joined POLITICO in September 2012 as a tax reporter, covering the IRS tea party targeting scandal and Hill efforts to reform the tax code before moving to the Congress team in early 2015. Prior to POLITICO, she covered congressional committees for CQ, wrote Hill features for Roll Call and contributed to The Washington Diplomat.

Bade is a Dayton, Ohio-native and UD Flyer. She freelance dances for several contemporary ballet companies when time permits, drinks copious amounts of coffee, and enjoys Bikram, hiking and camping.

Most Recent Appearances

  • February 2, 2018
    After President Trump authorized the release of a previously classified memo alleging the FBI and the Justice Department abused the government’s surveillance powers, the panelists discussed the aftermath and what the consequences of a White House at

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