Los Angeles Times

Michael Finnegan

Writer

Michael Finnegan is a politics writer at the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the Times in 2000, he has covered elections for president, governor and mayor. His current beat is the Donald Trump campaign. In 2011, Finnegan and fellow Times reporter Gale Holland won the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for articles on rampant waste in the $6-billion rebuilding of Los Angeles community colleges. A Los Angeles native, Finnegan started newspaper work at the Hudson Dispatch in New Jersey. For seven years, he covered city and state politics at the New York Daily News. He plays piano on the side.

Recent Articles

  • Trump tries to recover from blunders by sketching his economic agenda

    Trump tries to recover from blunders by sketching his economic agenda

    Reeling from a cascade of blunders that drove his poll ratings down, Donald Trump sought to regain his standing Monday by laying out an economic agenda of tax cuts, vast spending on public construction and a tougher posture on trade. “I want to jump-start America, and it won’t even be that hard,”...

  • Trump tries to recover from blunders by sketching economic agenda

    Trump tries to recover from blunders by sketching economic agenda

    Donald Trump tries to deflect attention away from recent controversies by pushing economic agenda Aug. 8, 2016, 7:38 p.m. Donald Trump pushes his economic agenda in Detroit after controversies hit his polling numbers hard.Donald Trump on the economy: "Americanism, not globalism, will be our new...

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