Abby Livingston

Abby Livingston joined the Tribune in 2014 as the publication's first Washington Bureau Chief. Previously, she covered political campaigns, House leadership and Congress for Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper. A seventh-generation Texan, Abby graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. She grew up in Fort Worth and has appeared in an episode of "The Bold and The Beautiful." Abby pitched and produced political segments for CNN and worked as an editor for The Hotline, National Journal’s campaign tipsheet. Abby began her journalism career as a desk assistant at NBC News in Washington, working her way up to the political unit, where she researched stories for Nightly News, the Today Show and Meet the Press. In keeping with the Trib’s great history of hiring softball stars, Abby is a two-time MVP for The Bad News Babes, the women’s press softball team that takes on female members of Congress in the annual Congressional Women’s Softball breast cancer charity game.

Recent Contributions

Democrats Help Defeat Obama's Legacy Bill

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro talks about the national 2016 political landscape during a TTEvents conversation with Evan Smith on Feb. 19, 2015.
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro talks about the national 2016 political landscape during a TTEvents conversation with Evan Smith on Feb. 19, 2015.

The U.S. House on Friday shot down President Obama's bid to negotiate the largest trade deal in American history. The people taking knives to his agenda were in his own party, including most of Texas' Democratic delegation.  

 

 

Perry Fires Back at Clinton on Voter ID

Former Gov. Rick Perry announces his intentions to run for president in 2016 on June 4, 2015, at the Addison Airport.
Former Gov. Rick Perry announces his intentions to run for president in 2016 on June 4, 2015, at the Addison Airport.

"I don’t know who she’s playing to, but she’s not playing to the people of Texas," Rick Perry said on CNN, referring to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's criticism of his voter access policies as governor.

 

 

 

Trade Deal Squeezes Congressional Democrats

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas' 10th District talks about recent immigration issues at TTEvents on Feb. 19, 2015.
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas' 10th District talks about recent immigration issues at TTEvents on Feb. 19, 2015.

Texas Democrats in the U.S. House face an agonizing choice: oppose a sweeping trade measure and deep-six President Obama’s economic legacy, or support it and antagonize labor, one of the largest financial constituents in the party.

Allies Remember a Driven Hillary Rodham During 1972 Texas Campaign

This photo, courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library's Clinton Historical Collection, shows Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham in New Haven, Conn., in 1972.
This photo, courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library's Clinton Historical Collection, shows Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham in New Haven, Conn., in 1972.

Hillary Rodham joined her then-boyfriend Bill Clinton in Texas in 1972 to work during George McGovern's failed presidential campaign. During that time she made many friends, who remember a serious and driven law student.

Perry, Cruz Make Their Mark at S.C. Forum for Presidential Contenders

Former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz stumping in South Carolina, an early primary state, on May 8 and 9, 2015.
Former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz stumping in South Carolina, an early primary state, on May 8 and 9, 2015.

Speaking at a presidential contender forum, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and former Gov. Rick Perry took on issues like foreign policy and religious freedom laws, and they both remembered a certain Alamo commander and South Carolina native.