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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.
Impeachment: Mueller report revives the issue. Some Democrats wish it would go away

Four key points about the Mueller report: It puts impeachment back in play. It shows that the Russian plot to sway the election was real, despite Trump's continued denials. Trump's campaign may not have collaborated, but they knew they benefited. And Trump's aides ignore much of what he says.

On tax day, most Americans don’t feel new law made them better off

At the tax filing deadline, only about one in four Americans support the 2017 tax law, which Trump and Republicans hoped would boost them, a new USC/Los Angeles Times poll finds. Most don't think the law made them better off. Poll also finds Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders leading the Democratic race.

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