Doyle McManus

Columnist

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

  • About Jared Kushner's email problem...

    About Jared Kushner's email problem...

    Will Democrats soon be chanting “lock them up?” Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and close advisor, disclosed through his lawyer on Sunday that he has been using personal e-mail for government business. He’s not the only one. Kushner’s emails were on a private server he shares with his...

  • GOP health bill: Whatever happened to expertise?

    GOP health bill: Whatever happened to expertise?

    A long list of healthcare experts says the Republican bill to dismantle most of President Obama’s health insurance program would be a disaster. The American Medical Assn. is against it. Insurance providers are against it. Patient groups are against it. Sen. Bill Cassidy’s bill, coauthored with...

  • Will Trump's 'Rocket Man' speech lead us to war?

    Will Trump's 'Rocket Man' speech lead us to war?

    The ostensible purpose of President Trump’s speech at the United Nations on Tuesday was to explain to the world why “America First” is an idea other countries should embrace. It was to be “a deeply philosophical address,” a White House official promised. Instead, the speech will inevitably be remembered...

  • Does Bernie Sanders' single-payer plan have a shot?

    Does Bernie Sanders' single-payer plan have a shot?

    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” plan, unveiled last week, is an ambitious and (to many) enticing idea: a single, government-run health plan with generous benefits for everyone — just like most industrialized countries have enjoyed for decades. If only it were feasible in today’s United...

  • Trump steals a page from Bill Clinton's playbook and 'triangulates' with Democrats on DACA

    Trump steals a page from Bill Clinton's playbook and 'triangulates' with Democrats on DACA

    President Trump loves to make deals. Last night, his stunned supporters discovered how much he’s willing to give away when he senses one is within reach. It took the better part of 12 hours to clear up, but it looks as if Democratic leaders Charles E. Schumer and Nancy Pelosi persuaded Trump to...

  • Trump will have a 2020 primary challenger. But who will it be?

    Trump will have a 2020 primary challenger. But who will it be?

    It’s way too early to think about the 2020 presidential primaries — too early for normal people, that is. But that hasn’t stopped politicians in both parties from doing just that. And yes, that includes Republicans, many of whom are already pondering who might challenge President Trump for the...

  • 'What Happened' in 2016? Hillary Clinton still doesn't know

    'What Happened' in 2016? Hillary Clinton still doesn't know

    Was this book necessary? Hillary Clinton’s anguished, angry memoir of her presidential campaign, “What Happened,” will be unveiled this week, complete with television appearances and a 15-city lecture tour. Other Democrats have been dreading this moment for months. “I love Hillary,” Al Franken,...

  • Trump's DACA decision passes the buck to Congress — for now

    Trump's DACA decision passes the buck to Congress — for now

    At President Trump’s rallies, he’s usually flanked by a pair of big blue placards displaying his administration’s proudest boast. “Promises Made,” says one. “Promises Kept,” says the other. On the surface, keeping his promise to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA,...

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