Rebecca Ballhaus, Wall Street Journal

Rebecca Ballhaus

Wall Street Journal

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Rebecca:

Medical Program Offering Student-Debt Relief Takes Hard Line in Covid-19 Pandemic

The National Health Service Corps says it is bound by rules that require participants to pay back loans plus penalties if they default. → Read More

Donald Trump Impeachment Trial Day Four: Defense to Set Out Case

Donald Trump’s defense team will seek to rebut Democrats’ allegations that he incited the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot in its first and only day of arguments on the Senate floor. → Read More

Ask WSJ: What to Expect from the Trump Impeachment Trial

For the first time in U.S. history, a president who is no longer in office is facing an impeachment trial. Join The Wall Street Journal's Politics Editor Ben Pershing in conversation with reporters Rebecca Ballhaus and Siobhan Hughes to learn about the strategies, format and potential outcomes of the Senate trial of former President Donald Trump. → Read More

Trump Adds New Lawyers for Impeachment Trial After Lead Attorneys Exit

David Schoen and Bruce Castor are set to lead former President Donald Trump’s defense at his Senate impeachment trial after his previous attorneys left the team. → Read More

Lead Lawyers Leave Trump’s Impeachment Defense Team

The departures come a little more than a week before the Senate trial is set to begin. → Read More

Trump Pardons Former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon

Mr. Bannon was charged in connection with a scheme to defraud donors to a crowdfunding campaign for a border wall, according to a White House official. → Read More

Trump Weighs Many Pardons as Presidency Winds Down

President Trump is expected to issue as many as 100 pardons and commutations on his final day in office, but is leaning against some of the more controversial grants of clemency at the urging of his advisers. → Read More

Mike Pence Gets Covid-19 Vaccine Amid National Immunization Campaign

Top administration officials seek to strike a balance between getting shots to bolster public confidence in the vaccine and avoiding the perception that members of the government are being given priority. → Read More

Rudy Giuliani Tests Positive for Covid-19, Trump Says

President Trump’s personal attorney has been leading an effort to overturn last month’s election results. → Read More

Donald Trump Jr. Tested Positive for Covid-19 This Week

Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week, a spokesman said, becoming the latest member of the Trump family to contract the virus. The younger Mr. Trump has been quarantining since he received his positive result and has been asymptomatic so far, h → Read More

Ask WSJ: Next Steps for President-Elect Joe Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden has been declared President-elect after days of ballot-counting after Election Day. Join The Wall Street Journal's Executive Washington Editor Gerald F. Seib and reporters Ken Thomas and Rebecca Ballhaus for a discussion on the priorities of Biden's transition team and what President Trump may do next. → Read More

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Tests Positive for Covid-19

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday morning, his office said, making him the latest member of President Trump’s orbit to contract the virus. → Read More

Biden Wins Nevada, Adding to Electoral Margin

Democratic President-elect Joe Biden picked up Nevada, the Associated Press says, clinching a win in a state that went blue four years ago but that President Trump had worked hard to flip. The AP called the Nevada race about 45 minutes after calling the election for Mr. Biden after he clinched Penn → Read More

Mark Meadows, Trump’s Chief of Staff, Has Contracted Covid-19

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows contracted coronavirus earlier this week after Election Day, according to a person familiar with the matter. → Read More

Ex-Homeland Security Official Miles Taylor Says He Is ‘Anonymous’ Author

Miles Taylor said in an essay published on Medium that he wrestled with the decision to air criticisms of President Trump anonymously. → Read More

Barron Trump Tested Positive for Covid-19 Earlier This Month

The 14-year-old son of President Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month and has since recovered, the first lady said Wednesday. → Read More

Trump Stresses Economic Record in Virtual Speech

President Trump cast the November election as a choice between “historic prosperity” and a “steep depression,” as he seeks to turn the focus toward his handling of the economy and away from the pandemic in the final stretch of the campaign. → Read More

Trump Renews Criticism of Dr. Anthony Fauci

President Trump again took aim at his administration’s top infectious-disease expert, Anthony Fauci, after the doctor said a Trump campaign ad had featured his comments out of context and without his permission. → Read More

Trump Holds First Public Event Since His Covid-19 Diagnosis

The president spoke to hundreds of pro-police activists on the White House lawn. Later Saturday, Mr. Trump’s physician said he had determined the president was no longer considered a transmission risk to others. → Read More

White House agrees to FDA’s guidelines for vetting COVID-19 vaccines

The FDA promptly issued the guidelines on Tuesday afternoon, saying it hopes the release “helps the public understand our science-based decision-makin... → Read More