David Nakamura

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The president seeks to balance security and economic interests with human rights concerns on Africa trip.

  • Jul 21, 2015

The president was asked if he would revoke the comedian’s Medal of Freedom.

  • Jul 15, 2015

He said he would make his first visit to that nation “sometime in the future.“

  • Jul 7, 2015

The president will welcome the head of the Vietnamese Communist Party at the White House on Tuesday.

  • Jul 6, 2015

The trip marks the first-ever visit by Vietnam’s communist leader to White House.

  • Jul 3, 2015

The president announced plans for the countries to reopen embassies in their respective capitals this month.

  • Jul 1, 2015

The president formally announces plans to reopen embassies in each capital later this month.

  • Jul 1, 2015

The president hopes new-found bipartisan spirit in Washington can go beyond trade to other priorities.

  • Jun 29, 2015

“Sometimes there are days like this when that slow and steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt,” Obama said.

  • Jun 26, 2015

Advisers from early in Obama’s tenure recall the work involved with several key initiatives.

  • Jun 25, 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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