Luiza Ch. Savage

Luiza Ch. Savage is Washington bureau chief. She covers U.S. politics and Canada-U.S. relations. She created Pipeline Politics, a one-hour documentary on the Keystone XL pipeline controversy.

Land of the freeloaders: The battle for a new cross-border bridge

From 2015: Inside Canada’s protracted struggle to build a critical cross-border bridge—and how America got away without paying a penny


Has the battle over Keystone XL wrecked Canada-U.S. relations?

Luiza Ch. Savage on the epic six-year impasse between the Harper government and the Obama administration


Harper government sends terse note on Keystone

Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer accuses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of ‘significant distortion and omission’


The letters home from Islamic State hostages

The notes released by the families of victims have made the war deeply personal to Americans


Obama unleashed

The U.S. President is shattering the ‘lame duck’ image, flexing his authority with a bold, progressive agenda


A Republican race for the political middle

Can Bush, Romney and Christie save the Republicans from another race filled with fringe candidates?


America’s gatekeeper: R. Gil Kerlikowske’s big border plans

How the new U.S. border chief aims to boost trade and beef up security with Canada


America’s angry left

Watch out Hillary Clinton. A battle is brewing in the Democratic party


The United States can’t breathe

Why a new racial crisis has exploded, despite big gains under Barack Obama


What comes next in the long battle over Keystone XL

In the end, a long-awaited Senate vote on the oil sands pipeline was all about U.S. politics. Why that could spell more bad news for Alberta


Jim Inhofe: U.S. environmental overseer, climate-change denier

The Republican senator from Oklahoma once said environmentalists remind him of Nazis. And now he’ll oversee U.S. environmental policy.


Chuck Todd on the failures of the Obama presidency

‘I think he’s the most anti-politician we’ve had in the White House perhaps since Dwight Eisenhower’