Robert Samuels

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Will a critical Justice Department report and an attack on police jolt the city into unity or worsen its tensions?

  • Mar 14, 2015

After joining a book club while behind bars, three D.C. men are now relying on it as an unlikely lifeline.

  • Feb 25, 2015

Four years after mass protests, the state’s governor lauded depleted unions as he eyes a presidential run.

  • Feb 22, 2015

In a battle likely to play well with conservative voters, the GOP star has proposed $300 million in cuts.

  • Feb 16, 2015

Lamar Smith says he has “big dreams for my clients. But I can only push them as far as they want to go.”

  • Jan 17, 2015

As temperatures dipped into the 20s, D.C.’s homeless adults packed into recreation centers to stay safe.

  • Jan 8, 2015

Projections of 840 homeless families are on track, and plan to address increase is falling behind.

  • Jan 7, 2015

The number of calls seeking emergency food assistance has jumped 57 percent.

  • Dec 21, 2014

A coalition of social service agencies said the city is not doing enough to stance a predicted surge in homeless families. The city disagrees.

  • Dec 9, 2014

A resolution from Vincent C. Gray is intended to move the affordable-housing project forward.

  • Dec 1, 2014
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Robert is a national political reporter for the Washington Post who focuses on the intersection of politics, policy and people. He previously told stories about life in the District of Columbia for the Post's social issues team.

Robert joined the Post in 2011 after spending nearly five years working at The Miami Herald. At the Herald, he covered politics, poverty, murder, mayhem and a manatee orgy. Robert occasionally writes essays on race for the Post and is the newsroom’s self-proclaimed figure skating guru. Robert grew up in the Bronx and is an alumnus of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern, where he was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Daily Northwestern.

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