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David Lauter

David Lauter is the Los Angeles Times’ Washington bureau chief. He began writing news in Washington in 1981 and since then has covered Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton and four U.S. presidential campaigns. He lived in Los Angeles from 1995 to 2011, where he was The Times’ deputy Foreign editor, deputy Metro editor and then assistant managing editor responsible for California coverage.
Backing himself against the Wall, Trump seeks out a new fight

With his decision to try to build a border wall by executive fiat, Trump has guaranteed more high-profile battles and probably more defeats. What he hasn't gotten is more fence.

Is Washington headed for another government shutdown? One week to the deadline

With one week to go before another government shutdown could start, it's clear President Trump won't get what he's demanded for his border wall. Whether he'll shut the government down again remains unclear.

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