Cleve R. Wootson Jr.

National Political Reporter for @washingtonpost. Better at salsa than you’d think. Cheesesteak enthusiast. Tips, all-caps emails: cleve.wootson@washpost.com

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The lengthy history of white politicians who wore blackface — and got a pass
February 16, 2019
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She survived the Holocaust — then was killed by a heroin addict desperate for a fix
February 14, 2019
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Thieves stole a 400-year-old bonsai. The grief-stricken owner offered care instructions.
February 11, 2019
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Trump lauded the ‘abolition of civil rights.’ His gaffe did not go unnoticed.
February 7, 2019
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These seals took over a California beach during the federal government shutdown — and won’t give it back
January 31, 2019
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Stripper turned pharma exec gave doctor a lap dance to get him to prescribe drugs, officials say
January 30, 2019
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Canada Goose parkas are winter’s ‘it’ coat — particularly for robbers in Chicago
January 25, 2019
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Nurse accused of getting patient pregnant was Christian rapper who wanted to inspire youth
January 24, 2019
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A rebuke from Iowa: ‘It’s time for Steve King to go’
January 16, 2019
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A toddler fell into a well in Spain. Rescuers can’t reach him, and his parents no longer hear him.
January 15, 2019
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McDonald’s employee repeatedly uses racial slur in confrontation with black customer
January 14, 2019
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Her furloughed husband missed a paycheck on Friday. She picked up a $100K lottery check instead.
January 12, 2019
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‘We had no idea she was pregnant’: 911 call details woman giving birth in vegetative state
January 12, 2019
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A woman in a vegetative state for years gave birth. Police are investigating.
January 5, 2019
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This angry inventor has a special gift for package thieves: Revenge
December 29, 2018
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‘Underwater, I could only pray’: The Indonesia tsunami washed away a pop band as it played
December 23, 2018
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Laura Ingraham taunted David Hogg over college rejections. He just said he got into Harvard.
December 22, 2018
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Cinder the bear cub survived a wildfire and inspired a region. Then a hunter killed her.
December 18, 2018
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After a petition called Gandhi ‘racist,’ his statue was removed from the University of Ghana
December 15, 2018
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s new favorite pastime appears to be trolling conservative critics
December 12, 2018
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Piers Morgan says Piers Morgan should be Trump’s new chief of staff
December 11, 2018
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‘Your daughter was supposed to be safe here’: New Zealand leader grieves for slain tourist
December 10, 2018
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George Conway blasts Trump’s claim that Cohen filing ‘totally clears the President’
December 8, 2018
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‘Crying Nazi’ vows ‘destruction’ of the left after Charlottesville killer’s murder conviction
December 8, 2018
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George H.W. Bush got to hear his own eulogy before he died. His reaction was priceless.
December 5, 2018
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An escaped inmate kicked down a sleeping woman’s door. But she had a gun.
December 5, 2018
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Someone hung nooses at the Mississippi Capitol on eve of racially charged U.S. Senate runoff
November 26, 2018
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Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California’s history, has been contained
November 25, 2018
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Dangerously overcrowded party boat sinks, killing 29 passengers
November 25, 2018
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‘Fox & Friends’ spent months blasting Hillary Clinton’s email use. Ivanka Trump got 25 seconds.
November 20, 2018
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Submarine that vanished with 44 sailors found near Argentina; search for bodies and answers begins
November 17, 2018
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Pilots saw a ‘very bright’ UFO streaking over Ireland. If it wasn’t aliens, what was it?
November 13, 2018
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A couple denied being neo-Nazis. Their photo of baby ‘Adolf’ with a swastika proved otherwise.
November 12, 2018
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Oprah Winfrey on racist ‘magical Negro’ robo-call: ‘Jesus don’t like ugly’
November 6, 2018
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Three Girl Scouts picking up litter killed in ‘tragic and senseless’ hit-and-run
November 4, 2018
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Racist ‘magical Negro’ robo-call from ‘Oprah’ targets Stacey Abrams in Georgia governor’s race
November 4, 2018
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Obama rips hecklers: Why are the people who won the last election ‘so mad all the time?’
November 3, 2018
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She was ‘white and hot’ in a racist video. Now she’s viral and unemployed.
October 29, 2018
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A ‘headless chicken monster’ sighting shows just how little we know about the ocean off Antarctica
October 22, 2018
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A massive sheet of rock sloughed off a cliff onto vacationers at a Greek island
September 13, 2018
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Stephen Colbert blasts Ted Cruz for ‘Late Show’ ads during Beto O’Rourke appearance
September 13, 2018
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LGBTQ conference emcee apologizes for addressing audience as ‘things and its’
September 12, 2018
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A cache of ancient Roman gold was found by a crew building luxury apartments
September 10, 2018
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See Japan’s Ioyama volcano erupting for the first time in 250 years
April 20, 2018
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Joe Biden can’t stop talking about beating up Donald Trump
March 21, 2018
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Republican who called Parkland teen a ‘skinhead lesbian’ drops out of Maine House race
March 17, 2018
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Australians rescued a giant spider. The rest of the world wonders why.
March 12, 2018
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British government to anyone near site of nerve agent attack: Keep calm and wash your stuff
March 11, 2018
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This university gave Trump and Bill Cosby honorary degrees. The faculty have deep regrets.
February 28, 2018
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One of Hollywood’s favorite diamond dealers has vanished amid an epic Indian fraud case
February 24, 2018
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