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.

Latest by David A. Fahrenthold

New strategy for New Jersey activists: Be yelled at by Gov. Chris Christie

New strategy for New Jersey activists: Be yelled at by Gov. Chris Christie

The activists aim to steal the spotlight or undermine his 2016 presidential prospects.

Activists try to rile up Chris Christie, pile up YouTube hits in the process

Activists try to rile up Chris Christie, pile up YouTube hits in the process

“My first thought was, ‘Wow, that was easy,’” Sandy Booket said of angering the New Jersey governor.

NASA built a $349 million tower — for a program scrubbed years earlier

NASA built a $349 million tower — for a program scrubbed years earlier

In June, NASA finished worked on a tower that was immediately shut down. No wonder. The program it was designed for had been canceled in 2010.

Obama acts on immigration; overhaul shields 4 million from deportation

Obama acts on immigration; overhaul shields 4 million from deportation

The president sought to convince Americans that his plans to change immigration laws were well within the precedent set by other administrations and did not amount to amnesty.