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Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt is the Opinion Editor and a columnist for The Washington Times. Often seen as a Fox News contributor on the cable network’s signature evening news roundtable, Mr. Hurt in his 20-year career has worked his way up from a beat reporter for the Detroit News and Washington correspondent for the Charlotte Observer before joining The Washington Times in 2003. He later served as D.C. bureau chief and White House correspondent for the New York Post and editor at the Drudge Report.

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This is an undated hand out photo of Charlie Gard provided by his family, at Great Ormond Street Hospital, in London. The parents of a terminally ill baby boy lost the final stage of their legal battle on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, to take him out of a British hospital to receive treatment in the U.S., after a European court agreed with previous rulings that the baby should be taken off life support. (Family of Charlie Gard via AP)

Trump seizes moral high ground in Charlie Gard case

The secret to President Trump's remarkable outsider success is his fearless willingness to walk into the most politically fraught situations, redefine every long-held prejudice and seize the moral high ground by embracing the simplest truth. Published July 4, 2017

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Paul Ryan is afraid to lead

The thing people like about House Speaker Paul D. Ryan is that he is a serious guy who is capable of thinking big and has an ambitious agenda to salvage our ungovernable federal bureaucracy. Published June 22, 2017

In this image from Senate Television video, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses as he speaks Wednesday, June 14, 2017, on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington, about the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice.  (Senate Television via AP) **FILE**

Bern victims pile up in Democratic Party

If the anti-Trump fever the media keeps telling us all about cannot break through in Georgia's 6th District, then it truly is nothing but a phantom that exists nowhere but in the minds of media elites hysterically trying to will President Trump out of existence. Published June 20, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions takes off his glasses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Jeff Sessions takes the gloves off

In Tuesday's testimony, Mr. Sessions excoriated -- in a voice that appeared quavering with anger at times -- those who are knowingly distorting plain and simple events into this vast web of conspiracy. Published June 13, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, listen to President Donald Trump, left, speak during Trump's meeting with House and Senate Leadership in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump should consider becoming his own solicitor general

President Trump's single greatest strength is that he -- and he alone -- is his own top adviser and most trusted confidant. It's just he, himself and @realDonaldTrump. Which is kind of funny because Mr. Trump's greatest weakness also happens to be that he -- and he alone -- is his own top adviser and most trusted confidant. Published June 6, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on May 18, 2017. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Imperfect Trump dominates world stage and U.S. media fabricates

CHATHAM, Va. | This being that time of year when we are supposed to remember and be grateful, it is highly appropriate that we in the damned media — we, the enemy of the public; we, the ink-stained wretches; we, the writers of history's first draft — should pause a moment and give thanks for President Donald J. Trump, politician extraordinaire. Published May 30, 2017

President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the south lawn of the White House in Washington late Saturday night, April 29, 2017, on this return from a rally in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Trump breaks political mold by staying on offense

I asked President Trump on Friday if he thought it was small, petty and unhelpful to have his predecessor -- in a $400,000 speech to global elites in New York City -- ridiculing Mr. Trump's use of social media as a way to go around the liberal press and reach voters directly. Published April 30, 2017

President Trump has arguably done more than his predecessors to get the border wall along the U.S. frontier with Mexico finally realized. Despite congressional promises, little construction progress has yet been made. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Congress has been stalling border wall funding

A full decade after voting to construct a secure barrier along the U.S. border with Mexico, Congress continues to refuse to lay out the money required to build the damned wall. Published April 25, 2017

Donald Trump's political death being reported (and greatly exaggerated)

The river of fake news continues to run unabated. It's not even 100 days into the Trump presidency, and already the man is finished. Unprecedented turmoil and mayhem. Chronic infighting. Can't get anything done. Even Republicans in Congress are turning on him. Published April 18, 2017