David Beard

Washington, D.C.

David Beard worked for The Washington Post's Universal Desk. He left The Post in December 2014.
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New White House fence jumper; apprehended before reaching residence

Only weeks after a knife-carrying, fence-jumping intruder made it deep inside the White House, Secret Service officials apprehended a person Wednesday night who jumped the White House fence. The intruder was captured well before reaching the residence. Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan identified him as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Md. Donovan said that Adesanya […]

October 22, 2014

7 reasons why making D.C. a state would be good for America

A few reasons that might help — or hurt — the cause of U.S. capital residents.

September 15, 2014

We put a man on the moon, so why can’t we…?

Okay, so we walked on the moon. What haven't we done?

July 17, 2014

How well do you know your misbehaving congressmen?

Michael Grimm. Vance McAlister. Test your knowledge of lawmakers behaving badly.

April 30, 2014

Relentless snow prompts deluge of D.C. haiku

Readers work snowstorm fears into three-line, 17-syllable commentaries.

March 17, 2014

The happiest post we’ve ever done

Different cities around the world offer their own video takes on Pharrell's hit "Happy."

March 11, 2014

‘There will be costs’ – Text of Obama’s statement on Ukraine

Obama gave a brief statement on Ukraine

February 28, 2014

14 things to love about Washington

People ask me all the time what's to love in "This Town.'' Here are a few things I tell them.

February 11, 2014

Rating Obama’s State of the Union

Leading political analysts rate Obama's performance in real time, via Twitter

January 28, 2014