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Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen is a senior national politics reporter for NBC News, based in Washington.

Jonathan Allen is a senior national politics reporter for NBC News, based in Washington.

Latest from Jonathan Allen

Garland looks like he's protecting Trump. But Biden could be the one to benefit.

Analysis: There's nothing new about the Justice Department protecting the executive branch and the president. That's good for the current president, too.
4d ago

Ransomware attack hit Teamsters in 2019 — but they refused to pay

The FBI advised the union to "just pay" the ransom, according to sources. Union officials chose to rebuild their computer network instead.

Taking on tough tasks for Biden, Harris is at political risk

Analysis: On her first foreign trip, the vice president took criticism on immigration from both the GOP and progressives.

On behalf of white farmers, Trump allies wage legal war against equity

Black farmers say reverse discrimination has never been evident in their industry — but that may not stop the idea from being used to upend civil rights law.

Trump scraps short-lived blog that was created in wake of social media bans

The former president, who is scheduled to address the North Carolina Republican Party on Saturday, wasn't getting much traction with his new outlet.

Trump's back. Here's what his re-entry means for 2024.

His return to the electoral battlefield this weekend is the kickoff for a summer of rally stops designed to keep his base engaged for the midterms — and any possible comeback bid.

Republicans could expel Marjorie Taylor Greene. They won't.

Analysis: 'MTG' will continue to be a problem for House GOP leaders — but the chances of them kicking her out of their ranks are 'slim to none.'

Israel tests Biden's influence, and progressives' patience

Analysis: President Joe Biden has slowly increased pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to move toward a cease-fire. It's not enough for the left.

Biden tries to navigate shifting Democratic politics on Israel

Analysis: Voices critical of Israel are growing louder, more urgent and more mainstream in the wake of current hostilities. The president hasn't budged.
30d ago

Should Joe Biden worry about soaring lumber prices?

Lumber hit an all-time high of $1,686 per thousand board feet this month, surging by 406 percent from the $333 it was trading at the same time last year.
31d ago

Big stakes for Biden's agenda, Democrats' majority in Michigan

Reps. Elissa Slotkin and Haley Stevens are top GOP targets. Their districts are vulnerable to redistricting. And they are crucial to Biden's agenda.