Azi Paybarah

Washington, D.C.

National reporter covering campaigns and breaking politics news.

Education: University at Albany, B.A. in English

Paybarah joined The Washington Post in 2022. He previously covered politics for the New York Times, Politico New York and was a Knight-Wallace Fellow in 2017.
Latest from Azi Paybarah

Mayorkas defends Biden’s record as border crossings fall after Title 42 ends

The Homeland Security secretary touted the success of policy changes, though Republicans were quick to point to overall numbers of migrants entering at the southern border.

May 14, 2023

GOP senator says of white nationalists in the military, ‘I call them Americans’

"The Democrats are attacking our military, saying we need to get out the white extremists, the white nationalists,” Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) said in an interview published online Monday.

May 11, 2023

Criminal charges against Rep. Santos divide House Republicans

Several New York Republicans elected with Santos insisted he resign. “These charges bring us one step closer to never having to talk about this lying loser ever again,” Rep. Nick LaLota (R-N.Y.) said.

May 11, 2023

Trump found liable for sexual abuse of E. Jean Carroll, ordered to pay $5M

E. Jean Carroll accused Trump of sexually assaulting her during an encounter at a Manhattan department store. He has denied her allegations, calling her a liar.

May 9, 2023

Yellen says White House needs Congress to avoid debt default

The Treasury secretary urged action on the debt ceiling two days before President Biden is set to meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and other congressional leaders.

May 7, 2023

GOP senator harms national security by stalling military promotions, ex-defense secretaries say

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) has delayed the Senate from quickly approving nearly 200 military promotions over his objection to the Pentagon's abortion policy. A bipartisan group of former defense secretaries say that is harming military readiness and national security.

May 4, 2023

Muslim mayor from New Jersey barred from White House Eid celebration

Just hours before his arrival, a White House staffer told Mohamed T. Khairullah on Monday that his name had not been cleared by the Secret Service.

May 3, 2023

Carroll says Trump calling her liar was ‘huge hit’ to reputation

E. Jean Carroll testified for the third day in the federal court trial involving her lawsuit against Trump, who she has accused of raping her in the 1990s

May 1, 2023

E. Jean Carroll defends her reputation in Trump rape accusation case

E. Jean Carroll, who has accused former president Donald Trump of raping her in the mid-1990s, faced cross-examination in her third day of testimony.

May 1, 2023

Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll testifies, ‘He raped me whether I screamed or not!’

E. Jean Carroll has accused former president Donald Trump of raping her in the mid-1990s in a New York department store dressing room. He denies the accusation.

April 27, 2023