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Philip Rucker

Philip James Madelen Rucker[1] is the White House Bureau Chief at the Washington Post, where he has been working since 2005. He currently covers the Trump administration for the Post, and has previously covered Trump's successful 2016 presidential campaign and Mitt Romney's unsuccessful 2012 presidential campaign.[2] He has been called "one of Washington, D.C.'s most respected journalists."[3] He received a history degree from Yale University in 2006, where he worked for the Yale Daily News as a reporter and editor.[4] After working at the Post on their White House beat, he was promoted to White House Bureau Chief there in 2014, to cover the 2014 midterms and 2016 presidential election.[5]


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  4. ^ "Philip Rucker". Washington Week. 2016-08-03. Retrieved 2017-12-09. 
  5. ^ Byers, Dylan (2014-01-29). "Phil Rucker promoted at Washington Post". Politico.