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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At Helsinki summit, Trump leaps to Putin’s defense

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In the case of United States versus Russia, it was as if President Trump had been hired to act as the defense attorney for President Vladimir Putin.

For questions of presidential power, Brett Kavanaugh has several answers

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His role in recent constitutional fights involving the presidency is expected to be a major focus of his confirmation hearings.

At Harvard Law School, he’s Professor Kavanaugh

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Brett Kavanaugh, nominated by President Trump for the Supreme Court, was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, where he was well-liked by both students and faculty members.

In Warren, Patrick, two ways to take on Trump

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On the issues, Deval Patrick and Elizabeth Warren are almost twins. But their contrasting styles offer a window into a debate coursing through the Democratic Party.