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

  • Trump's dangerous credibility gap

    Trump's dangerous credibility gap

    When Donald Trump was merely a real estate mogul, he exaggerated flamboyantly and reporters considered it charming: He promoted Trump Tower as a 68-story building, even though it has only 58 floors. When Trump was a presidential candidate, he lied enthusiastically, but that didn’t prevent him from...

  • All eyes in Washington are on Rod Rosenstein. Does he have what it takes to investigate Trump?

    All eyes in Washington are on Rod Rosenstein. Does he have what it takes to investigate Trump?

    Now that FBI Director James B. Comey is gone, the most important person in the investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia is the little-known man in the middle: Rod Rosenstein, the No. 2 official in the Justice Department. Rosenstein now has the power to allow the FBI inquiry launched...

  • Hillary Clinton has a right to be a major voice in American politics — but maybe it's time she moved on

    Hillary Clinton has a right to be a major voice in American politics — but maybe it's time she moved on

    Hillary Clinton is back. Six months after her defeat, Clinton has waded into the middle of our postelection battles more quickly and more bluntly than any other losing candidate in modern times. She has accused President Trump of pursuing what appears to be “a commitment to hurt so many people.”...

  • The GOP has a lot of promises to keep on healthcare

    The GOP has a lot of promises to keep on healthcare

    Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That was only the first act in a legislative drama that now moves to the Senate. It’s far too early to guess what the outcome will be, but one thing’s for sure: Republicans are making wildly optimistic...

  • Introducing the Trump Rule: Ignore every proposal he makes

    Introducing the Trump Rule: Ignore every proposal he makes

    Remember March, when Democrats were in a swivet over President Trump’s budget proposal – the one that threatened to gut the Environmental Protection Agency, eliminate funding for public broadcasting and the arts, and use the money for a border wall? Never mind. The spending bill Congress produced...

  • Is the GOP getting serious about the Russia investigation?

    Is the GOP getting serious about the Russia investigation?

    Last week, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, a loyal Republican, disclosed that President Trump’s former national security advisor probably broke the law when he accepted money from an arm of the Russian government. That’s a big deal — and not only because of what it says about the...

  • Clinton White House veterans explain how Trump could turn things around

    Clinton White House veterans explain how Trump could turn things around

    Donald Trump’s presidency is in a sorry state. His first attempt at legislation, on healthcare, was a failure. His executive order on immigration has been blocked by the courts. His White House is a tangle of chaos and intrigue. His campaign and his businesses are under congressional investigation....

  • To win control of the House, Democrats will have to stop fighting one another

    To win control of the House, Democrats will have to stop fighting one another

    After strong showings in two special elections for congressional seats, Democrats are beginning to believe they have a real shot at winning control of the House of Representatives next year. But if they hope to succeed, they’re going to have to stop fighting one another. The first straw in the...

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