Los Angeles Times

David Lauter

Writer

David Lauter is the Los Angeles Times’ Washington bureau chief. He began writing news in Washington in 1981 and since then has covered Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton and four U.S. presidential campaigns. He lived in Los Angeles from 1995 to 2011, where he was The Times’ deputy Foreign editor, deputy Metro editor and then assistant managing editor responsible for California coverage.

Recent Articles

  • The campaign heads to a crucial showdown

    The campaign heads to a crucial showdown

    As both candidates prepare for Monday night’s televised debate, here’s where the race for president stands: Donald Trump still has a possible path to victory, but Hillary Clinton has survived one of her worst stretches in the campaign with her lead in key states narrowed, but still intact.  That...

  • Lots of new polls add up to a small Clinton advantage

    Lots of new polls add up to a small Clinton advantage

    Campaign 2016 updates: Mike Pence says there's "far too much talk" about racism and policing Sept. 22, 2016, 6:13 p.m. Donald Trump stops in Chester Township, Pa., Thursday for a rally in the battleground state. Hillary Clinton maintains a lighter schedule heading into the first debate next week....

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