Harvest Prude

Harvest Prude is a reporter at The Dispatch and is based in Alexandria, Virginia. Prior to joining the company in 2021, she reported on national politics for WORLD Magazine. When Harvest is not covering Congress, immigration, or the courts for The Dispatch, she is probably curled up with a novel, longboarding around her neighborhood, or scrambling an egg.

Harvest Prude

Texas’ Rio Grande Buoy Barrier Battle, Explained

Gov. Greg Abbott says the question is immigration; the Biden administration says it’s about river navigation.

Afghan Allies Still in Limbo

Nearly 90 percent of Afghan humanitarian parole recipients are still waiting to learn their fates.

Appropriations Turmoil Incoming

A Biden administration request that includes additional aid for Ukraine may cause problems for House Republicans.

A Party Switch Bears Fruit for the North Carolina GOP

Republicans are taking advantage of a veto-proof supermajority thanks to a Democratic defection.

Another Border Battle

Neither the Biden administration nor the state of Texas has ultimate solutions for border problems, those on the ground say.

Military Confirmation Gridlock Continues in the Senate

Plus: Another defense policy impasse in the House, and what’s next in the House’s Biden family investigation.

New Congressional Tensions Flare Over Israel

Infighting among Democrats accompanies President Isaac Herzog’s visit to Washington.

Approval of Annual Defense Bill Is a Victory for House Hardliners

Conservatives won votes on culture war issues, but their version will be dead on arrival in the Senate.

Senators (Mostly) Back Biden on Cluster Munitions

Sending the weapons to Ukraine is controversial abroad, but unity persists in the upper chamber.

Afghanistan After-Action Report Fuels GOP Oversight Plans

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