Cathleen Decker is a former politic analyst for the Los Angeles Times who wrote about the Trump administration and the themes, demographics and personalities central to national and state contests. In 2016 she covered her 10th presidential campaign; she has also covered seven races for governor and a host of U.S. Senate and local elections. She directed The Times’ 2012 presidential campaign coverage. Decker left The Times in 2018.
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein survived an assassination attempt and a mayoral recall to become the most popular politician in California for years running.
Sept. 29, 2023
President Trump recommended an obstruction of justice investigation into Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for impeding a federal roundup and criticized Mexico for doing “nothing” to help on its border with the United States as he expressed his sentiments about illegal immigration to a like-minded group of Californians on Wednesday.
May 16, 2018
Republican voters in West Virginia opted Tuesday for a safer nominee for U.S.
May 8, 2018
Congressional Democrats, including several who initially opposed the Iran nuclear deal, lashed out Tuesday at President Trump’s controversial decision to end U.S. participation in the pact, while praise came from many — but not all — in the GOP.
May 8, 2018
President Trump flared Saturday at Democrats, immigration laws and Mexico, crowed again that his poll numbers are higher than President Obama’s and insisted the country is doing better than ever — all in the sort of defensive pitch that Republicans worry could cost them seats in November.
May 5, 2018
El presidente Trump dijo el sábado 28 de abril, que cerrará el gobierno en septiembre si el Congreso no aprueba suficientes fondos fronterizos en el presupuesto del 2019, una amenaza que hizo después de criticar las leyes de inmigración como “patéticas”.
April 29, 2018
President Trump said Saturday he would shut down the government in September if Congress did not approve enough border funding in next year’s budget to satisfy him, a threat he made after criticizing immigration laws as “pathetic.”
April 28, 2018
President Trump’s White House physician, Rear Adm.
April 26, 2018
In a rambling, grievance-filled interview, President Trump on Thursday threatened to intervene in the Justice Department’s Russia investigation, again derided former FBI Director James B.
April 26, 2018
Demonstrating the limits of their touchy-feely friendship, French President Emmanuel Macron delivered an unsubtle rebuke of President Trump’s disruptive foreign policies Wednesday in a speech to a joint session of Congress that served as an extended defense of globalism.
April 25, 2018