Haley Byrd Wilt

Haley Wilt is an associate editor at The Dispatch and is based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the company in 2020, she covered Congress at CNN and The Weekly Standard. When Haley isn’t pestering lawmakers, she’s probably hanging out with her toddler and newborn.

Haley Byrd Wilt

A Worship Album for the Doubter

Rend Collective’s Chris Llewellyn dives into suffering, church failures, and politics in his first solo record.

Afghanistan After-Action Report Fuels GOP Oversight Plans

Plus: An interview with Sen. Jeff Merkley on China policy.

House Readies for Schiff Censure Vote

Plus: How GOP lawmakers feel about Blinken’s trip to Beijing.

Republicans Lean Into Defunding the (Federal) Police

Plus: Kevin McCarthy and his detractors reach a deal to resume House votes.

Republicans Pledge Response to Trump Indictment

Plus: Fangs out for McCarthy, and lawmakers consider patent rules for AI inventions.

The Freedom Caucus, Defanged

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy doesn’t appear to be in much danger from his right flank—for now.

Kevin McCarthy’s Next Task: ‘Relationship Repair’

Some Republicans see the debt ceiling deal as a breach in trust.

GOP Leaders Look to Build Support for Debt Deal

Kevin McCarthy aims to pass it this week—and quell a potential far-right uprising.

The ‘X-Date’ Cometh

Plus: A Q&A with Rep. Mike Gallagher on China policy.

Debt Ceiling Deal Remains Elusive

Lawmakers may have only nine days to head off a default.