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Doyle McManus

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Doyle McManus is Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He has been a foreign correspondent in the Middle East, a White House correspondent and a presidential campaign reporter, and was the paper’s Washington bureau chief from 1996 to 2008. McManus, a native of San Francisco, has lived in Washington, D.C., since 1983 but still considers Hermosa Beach his spiritual home.

Recent Articles

  • One thing is certain in the Clinton Foundation scandal: Hillary didn't avoid the 'appearance' of conflict

    One thing is certain in the Clinton Foundation scandal: Hillary didn't avoid the 'appearance' of conflict

    The first thing you need to know about the Clinton Foundation is that it’s not, contrary to what Donald Trump said last week, “the most corrupt enterprise in political history.” It’s not even close. Nor is it, as Trump also claimed, “Watergate all over again.” The Republican candidate has a gift...

  • Why presidents fail

    Why presidents fail

    Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on much, but most agree on this: The federal government isn’t working the way it should. Instead of fixing problems and boosting the economy, recent presidents have seemed to lurch from crisis to crisis – from Iraq and Hurricane Katrina under George W. Bush...

  • If Hillary Clinton wins, can she claim a ‘mandate’?

    If Hillary Clinton wins, can she claim a ‘mandate’?

    Last week could have been a bad one for Hillary Clinton: a disappointing economic growth report, a misleading answer to a question about her emails — she claimed the FBI director called her “truthful” — and a controversy over U.S. payments to Iran. But Donald Trump rescued her by seizing the spotlight...

  • Trump versus the fire marshals (and everyone else)

    Trump versus the fire marshals (and everyone else)

    Donald Trump has found a new target for his anger: fire marshals. Over the months, the Republican nominee has attacked undocumented immigrants, Muslims, Mexicans, the media, the polls, big business — even Gold Star parents who dared to criticize him. Now it’s the firefighters’ turn. Twice in the...

  • How Clinton and Trump are trying to frame the election

    How Clinton and Trump are trying to frame the election

    The first task of any political campaign is to frame the question it wants voters to answer. Donald Trump wants this election to be a referendum on change: Are you happy with the way things are going in America? Hillary Clinton wants the election to be a referendum on Trump: Are you ready to hand...

  • Will Hillary Clinton get a convention bounce in the polls? If not, she's in deep trouble.

    Will Hillary Clinton get a convention bounce in the polls? If not, she's in deep trouble.

    Last week, halfway through the Republican convention in Cleveland, I wrote that the GOP gathering was so shambolic that it might not give Donald Trump the “bounce” he needed. I was right about the convention, but wrong about the bounce. Trump undeniably got one. In the average of national polls...

  • Clinton's acceptance speech was comprehensive, but not poetic

    Clinton's acceptance speech was comprehensive, but not poetic

    Democratic National Convention, the final day: 'When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit,' Clinton says July 29, 2016, 2:29 a.m. The final day of the Democratic National Convention is over: • In her acceptance speech Hillary Clinton says the nation is facing a "moment of reckoning" but "we...

  • Obama goes on the offensive against Trump

    Obama goes on the offensive against Trump

    Democratic National Convention Day Three: Obama argues 'America is already great, America is already strong' July 28, 2016, 2:51 a.m. On the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention:• President Obama drew a strong contrast between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tonight, targeting...

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