David A. Fahrenthold
Reporter

David A. Fahrenthold covers Congress for the Washington Post. He has been at the Post since 2000, and previously covered (in order) the D.C. police, New England, and the environment.

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Fort Hood shooter was ex-police officer, described as introverted

Fort Hood shooter was ex-police officer, described as introverted

Ivan Lopez had served as a police officer in Puerto Rico before joining the Army.

Can a font change save the government $234 million?

Probably not, but teenager’s proposal to convert the country to Garamond catches administration’s attention.

A sinkhole of federal bureaucracy in Pennsylvania

A sinkhole of federal bureaucracy in Pennsylvania

The story of an old mine in Pennsylvania where the U.S. processes federal retirements. By hand. On paper. In 2014.

A sinkhole of bureaucracy

A sinkhole of bureaucracy

There’s an old mine in Pennsylvania where the U.S. processes federal retirements. By hand. On paper. In 2014.