Christina Bellantoni

Writer

Christina Bellantoni has been assistant managing editor, politics since August 2015. She came to the Los Angeles Times after 12 years covering politics in Washington, most recently as editor-in-chief at Roll Call. Before that, she served as political editor at “PBS NewsHour” for two years. She has covered the White House, Congress, the 2004, 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, and the Virginia statehouse. Bellantoni, a California native, is a former vice president of the board of the Washington Press Club Foundation.

Recent Articles

  • Essential Politics: Five questions to kick off this year

    Essential Politics: Five questions to kick off this year

    It’s an election year. That means high drama, political and policy battles and renewed attention on you, the voters. The L.A. Times political team will be there to help as you sort through the noise and make decisions. To get you started, here are some political questions we’re pondering. Will...

  • Republicans prepare to deliver a tax cut for Christmas

    Republicans prepare to deliver a tax cut for Christmas

    It’s another pivotal week for President Trump and the Republican Party, at a time when Washington would probably be sleepy, were this any normal year. The GOP is poised for a victory in the next few days — having secured enough votes to approve a tax overhaul that slashes the corporate tax rate...

  • Alabama Senate election makes life harder for President Trump

    Alabama Senate election makes life harder for President Trump

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t going to have to answer those questions, after all. At least, not today. Had the Alabama Senate race gone a different way, the hubbub in Washington was going to be about one thing: Would Roy Moore be embraced by Senate Republicans, or sidelined? Asked...

  • California Republicans face big decision on tax vote

    California Republicans face big decision on tax vote

    When GOP Reps. Mimi Walters and Ed Royce cast votes on the GOP tax plan, will they stick with it? That’s among the biggest questions setting the agenda for this week in politics. These maps showing the vast numbers of taxpayers in their districts who claim state and local tax deductions, and those...

  • Essential Politics: A pivotal week in Washington

    Essential Politics: A pivotal week in Washington

    Along the road to the airport as President Trump ended his holiday in Florida, people greeted the presidential motorcade with waving American flags, and signs reading “Puppies for Trump,” “Fire McMaster,” “Hillary for prison,” and “Trump Strong.” Then there were the others: “President Trump is...

  • Essential Politics: Swift fallout from Raul Bocanegra's planned resignation

    Essential Politics: Swift fallout from Raul Bocanegra's planned resignation

    As we previewed yesterday, sexual harassment stories involving the powerful in and around government are plaguing the political world. California’s capital was stunned Monday when Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra abruptly announced he would be resigning effective next September — a statement sent as...

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