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Doyle McManus

Doyle McManus is a Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times and director of the journalism program at Georgetown University. During his long career at The 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.
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Trump wants to leave Syria. Easier said than done

President Trump's withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria isn't happening as quickly as he wanted. The administration has slowed the withdrawal for fear that it would allow Iran to expand its influence. An escalating war between Iran and Israel only heightens the stakes.

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Nancy Pelosi is winning her battle with Trump. Here's why

This is the showdown Nancy Pelosi has been planning for, preparing for, even yearning for since President Trump was inaugurated two years ago. Trump is learning a lesson many others have learned the hard way: Pelosi may be a San Francisco progressive but there’s nothing soft about her in a fight.

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