Deputy Washington Bureau Chief

Matt Viser

Matt Viser is the deputy Washington bureau chief, where he also covers national politics and the White House. He previously covered the 2016 presidential campaign, focusing on Donald Trump, and the 2012 presidential election, closely following Mitt Romney. He has also covered Congress and John Kerry’s tenure as secretary of state, winning awards for coverage of the White House and Congress.

A self-professed coffee snob and a graduate of the University of North Carolina, he has been at the Globe since 2004 and previously reported for the State House bureau, the City Hall bureau, and Globe West. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.

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Despite GOP pledges, health care remains in limbo

By , Victoria McGrane and Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

Republicans vowed, over and over for years and years, that they would repeal Obamacare. It looks like there’s been another setback.

Jared Kushner got his start as Somerville landlord

By , Globe Staff

As an undergraduate at Harvard, Jared Kushner bought dozens of rental units in Somerville. But tenant complaints soon followed.

Alexandria shooting’s bloody trail leaves capital shaken

By , and Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

The attack on Republicans practicing for a ballgame deeply shook a capital already balancing on what often seems to be a razor’s edge.

Scalise ‘was obviously in a great deal of pain,’ witness says

By , and , Globe Staff

Among the most riveting of eyewitness accounts of Wednesday’s shooting came from Senator Jeff Flake and Representative Mo Brooks.