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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

Democratic candidate with White House ties says Biden could be tougher on China

Congressional candidate Maggie Goodlander, a former Justice Department official who is married to White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan, recently criticized the Biden administration's actions toward China when asked if there was a U.S. policy that she disagreed with.
3d ago

Biden pledged to 'end this uncivil war.' Nearly 4 years later, it still rages on.

As Biden faces re-election, the nation is locked in the same unrelenting tribal standoff that has been worsening in America for generations.

Democrats pan Trump's play for Minnesota as a 'head fake'

A Republican presidential candidate hasn't won Minnesota in 50 years, yet signs point to part of the "blue wall" being an emerging battleground.

Biden moves to block release of audio of his classified documents interview with special counsel Hur

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has asserted executive privilege over audio recordings of his interview with special counsel Robert Hur, the Republican federal prosecutor who declined to recommend charges against him over his handling of classified documents.
6d ago

Trump and Biden hone their messages ahead of the first debate and stretch run

A little more than a month before they debate and less than six months before voters go to the polls, Biden and Trump are clarifying their overarching messages to voters.

'I'm really curious about the dog': Trump weighs in on Kristi Noem at a private fundraiser

Donald Trump told a room of wealthy donors that he had questions about Cricket, the 14-month-old dog who was shot and killed by South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.
8d ago

Biden and Trump: Compare where they stand on key issues

The 2024 presidential election will give voters a stark choice between Biden and Trump. See where they stand on issues like taxes, EVs, climate change, TikTok and more.

With Trump under a gag order, allies step up attacks on his hush money trial

Former President Donald Trump risks a trip to jail if he attacks witnesses in his New York hush-money trial. But his allies aren't covered by the gag order and are helping him out.

Appeals court upholds Steve Bannon's conviction for contempt of Congress

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has upheld Steve Bannon’s conviction on two counts of contempt of Congress.

Trump gets Barron's age wrong when asked about his youngest son's convention role

Former President Donald Trump misstated the age of his youngest son in an interview, saying that Barron Trump was 17 years old — even though he turned 18 in March.

Former Biden administration official plans to jump into New Hampshire House race

Democrat Maggie Goodlander, a former official in the Biden White House and Justice Department, is on the verge of launching a primary campaign in New Hampshire.