David A. Fahrenthold

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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The near-unanimity in supporting the Second Amendment — even among candidates who don’t own firearms — underscores the importance of guns in modern-day conservatism.

  • Mar 28, 2015

By announcing early at Liberty University, the Republican senator from Texas intends to seize the attention of tea-party-aligned voters and donors.

  • Mar 23, 2015

One official says Jeffrey Williams, 20, told investigators he was not aiming at the officers.

  • Mar 16, 2015

Robert Durst, the subject of an HBO series, said he won’t fight extradition.

  • Mar 15, 2015

The secretary of state said, “We have to negotiate in the end.”

  • Mar 15, 2015

The Louisiana governor and potential GOP presidential candidate tries many paths to hold the spotlight.

  • Mar 14, 2015

Both police and protesters said the shots did not come from the crowd but rather from a nearby hilltop.

  • Mar 12, 2015

The Louisiana governor says possible contenders should line up against a potential Iran nuclear deal.

  • Mar 10, 2015

Jindal says Obama has “broken the Constitution” with health care and immigration policies.

  • Feb 26, 2015

Walker’s decision to quit college remains a mystery even to those close on campus.

  • Feb 11, 2015
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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.