David Lauter


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

  • Washington Metro ridership skyrockets on day of march

    Washington Metro ridership skyrockets on day of march

    Women's marches live updates: Millions march in L.A. and around the world following Trump's inauguration Jan. 21, 2017, 9:11 p.m. A day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, millions nationwide and around the world marched in support of women's rights. • Huge crowds converge on flagship...

  • As Trump takes the oath, public sees persistent national division

    Donald J. Trump took the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States today, capping one of the most improbable rises to political power in American history. We’ll have lots of chances to analyze what Trump does and what it means. Today, however, let’s establish a baseline: As he takes...