Paul Hunter

Foreign correspondent

Paul Hunter is a correspondent for CBC News in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he was a political correspondent for The National in Ottawa. In his more than two decades with the CBC, he has reported from across Canada and more than a dozen countries, including Haiti, Japan and Afghanistan.

Latest from Paul Hunter

What happens when a Democratic congresswoman talks impeachment at a coffee shop in divided Michigan

Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin, a former CIA officer who served in Iraq, earned her seat in Congress by winning a close race last year in a district that had been Republican for years. Her support of pursuing impeachment against President Donald Trump is a risk — and she knows it.

A day in the life of a U.S. Border Patrol agent is a never-ending flow of migrants and smugglers

CBC News recently spent a day with a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona as he attempted to police a 50-km stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border and stem the seemingly never-ending flow of migrants and smugglers determined to get across.

Fortified schools: A sobering but growing response to U.S. shootings

While school shootings remain statistically rare in the United States, there were 24 of them that resulted in either injury or death in 2018. It's given rise to a school security industry now worth some $3 billion US annually.
Analysis

Rubble and rage come together in Haiti to highlight slow pace of disaster recovery

It's one of the more remarkable aspects of Haiti today: Earthquake rubble remains after all this time. While the recent violent demonstrations were driven by anger over allegations of government corruption, it's easy to connect it with fierce resentment still held by countless Haitians over the slow pace of disaster recovery.

In the quest to build a better battery, a Canadian is energizing the field

Canadian Don Sadoway, a professor of materials chemistry at MIT, has captured the attention of the world with his quest to build a better battery.
CBC in Houston

Stetsons vs. skateboards: Texas midterms a scramble for votes amidst shifting political culture

Texas finds itself at a kind of cultural and political crossroads as it heads into the midterm elections. Many in the state's old guard are fretting over increasingly fast-paced social changes driven by an ever-younger, more culturally diverse crowd, writes Paul Hunter.

'Don't boo — vote!': Democrats hope anger will drive Puerto Ricans to the polls in Florida

A voter registration drive in hotly contested Florida has signed up thousands of Puerto Ricans, as organizers — and the Democratic Party — hope anger over the Trump administration's response to Hurricane Maria translates into votes in the midterms.
Special Report

Getting a crew to Mars: Here's how NASA is tackling the mind-bending to-do list

To make a crewed Mars mission possible, there are incredibly complex problems that need to be solved. Here are some of the things at the top of NASA's to-do list, and how engineers and psychologists are figuring them out.

In light of U.S. gun violence protest, black students in Baltimore ask: Where is our march?

There is growing resentment and a feeling that people at the national level don't really care about Baltimore's gun violence, writes Paul Hunter.

Texas Democrats think the unthinkable: Can they win deep in the heart of Trump country?

Texas hasn't elected a Democrat in a statewide vote since 1994, but the party is now daring to dream that may soon change.

What's up with Trump's border wall? Prototypes are ready to test, but it's a bit more complicated in Texas

Prototypes for U.S. President Donald Trump’s border wall are ready for testing in San Diego, but in Texas, a status report on it is somewhat more complicated, the CBC's Paul Hunter writes.
Feature

From pumpkins to polka dots: Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors soothe frayed nerves in D.C.

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has taken D.C. by storm with a series of mesmerizing installations that immerse visitors in a hallucinogenic world of colour, patterns and mirrored rooms that go on forever. The sweeping retrospective has attracted thousands of visitors and proven a tonic for a city on edge and comes to Toronto next spring.

'We don't blame you': Wisconsin farmers on Trump's blast at Canada's dairy industry

In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's comments about Wisconsin dairy farmers being treated unfairly by Canada, people in the dairy industry say the problem is more about overproduction of milk in the state.

'Tickled plumb to death': These Trump voters love Obamacare and are glad it's survived

Among those cheering loudest when the Republican plan to remake the U.S. health-care system collapsed last week were some of Donald Trump's strongest supporters. And they'd vote for Trump again.

Trump the 'first step' toward identity politics: Richard Spencer

Alt-right leader Richard Spencer says Trump is not "the answer" but is the "first step" toward identity politics.