David Nakamura

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The president’s plan would end the sequester by spending $74 billion more than the caps Congress mandated four years ago in an attempt to reduce the federal deficit.

  • Jan 29, 2015

Fast-track authority on trade deals is one of the few areas where the GOP and the president agree.

  • Jan 27, 2015

A group of mayors announces legal support of Obama’s immigration orders.

  • Jan 23, 2015

Are host countries happy about it? And how much does it cost?

  • Jan 23, 2015

Republicans moved quickly to reject proposals from the State of the Union address, inviting Israel’s prime minister to rebut Obama’s Iran policy.

  • Jan 21, 2015

In a wide-ranging address, the president called for tax reform cutting corporate-friendly loopholes, touted free community college and delivered a zinger aimed at critics of plans to fight global warming.

  • Jan 21, 2015

The president is riding a wave of confidence driven by an improving economy and brightening approval ratings, but it’s unclear if he’ll be able to break through gridlock.

  • Jan 19, 2015

The leaders said such a move could derail talks with Iran.

  • Jan 16, 2015

President Obama vows to veto any congressional effort to beef up sanctions on Iran.

  • Jan 16, 2015

The former senator from Massachusetts “stood at the forefront of the battle for civil rights and economic fairness.“

  • Jan 3, 2015
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David Nakamura started at the Washington Post as a summer intern in 1992 and is amazed he once did this job without the Internet, a cell phone, GPS, Wikipedia or a laptop computer. After four years as a sports reporter, he moved to the local news staff and wrote about education in Virginia and Maryland and city government in Washington, D.C. In 2004, he was part of a team that uncovered high levels of lead contamination in D.C. tap water, a series that won the 2005 Selden Ring Award for investigative reporting. He has reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Japan.
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