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David Eldridge

David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website before moving on to editing and reporting stints at Roll Call, the Hill and InsideSources. He returned to The Times in 2016.


Articles by David Eldridge

Newt Gingrich

Gingrich snags N.H. newspaper's nod

The surging Newt Gingrich presidential campaign scored a key win over Republican primary rival Mitt Romney on Sunday when New Hampshire's largest newspaper, the Union Leader, endorsed the former House speaker over the former Massachusetts governor. Published November 27, 2011

** FILE ** Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican (Associated Press)

Rand Paul downplays impact of automatic cuts

With the congressional supercommittee debt-reduction talks on the brink of failure, Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday the "automatic cuts" scheduled to kick in aren't nearly as draconian as some have suggested. Published November 20, 2011

Gingrich defends Freddie Mac work

GOP presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich on Thursday strongly defended his work as a consultant to housing giant Freddie Mac after leaving Congress in 1999. Published November 17, 2011

**FILE** Gloria Cain (left) accompanies her husband, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, as he announces his candidacy in Atlanta on May 21, 2011. (Associated Press)

Herman Cain's wife speaks up, defends husband

Gloria Cain, the wife of GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain, will appear on Fox News Monday evening to talk about the sexual misconduct allegations that have been dogged her husband's campaign in recent weeks. Published November 14, 2011

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican

GOP effort to stop FCC's 'net neutrality' push fails

Senate Democrats voted down a Republican-led effort to stop the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing new "net neutrality" regulations that critics have called a federal takeover of the Internet. Published November 10, 2011

** FILE ** In this Nov. 2, 2011, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain arrives to speak on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Fifth Cain woman says she's not an 'accuser'

Donna Donella, one of the five women caught up in the charges of sexual harassment being leveled against Herman Cain, said Wednesday she is not an "accuser." Published November 9, 2011

**FILE** House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican (Associated Press)

Boehner: House will have own roads plan

Three days after Senate Republicans blocked President Obama's latest stimulus spending plan, a $60 billion roads bill, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Sunday that the U.S. House will take action on its own infrastructure package. Published November 6, 2011

Herman Cain

Cain says he's pro-life, with no exceptions

Republican presidential front-runner Herman Cain, saying he wanted to clear up previously contradictory comments on abortion, said Sunday that he opposes abortion even in cases of rape, incest or when the life of the mother is at stake. Published October 30, 2011

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks to supporters in front of the State House in Concord, N.H., on Oct. 24, 2011, after filing his papers to be on the ballot for the state's presidential primary. (Associated Press)

Romney: Arab Spring 'out of control'

GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney said Monday that President Obama's handling of foreign policy in the Middle East and around the globe has weakened America's position in the world. Published October 24, 2011

Herman Cain

GOP presidential candidate Cain defends '9-9-9'

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain defended his "9-9-9" tax reform plan Sunday, saying critics who call it a political nonstarter will be proved wrong. Published October 16, 2011

Ralph Reed (AP Photo)

Reed: Voters looking for a CEO, not a pastor

Former Christian Coalition head Ralph Reed said Tuesday the flap over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's Mormonism won't matter to voters in the battle to choose the Republican presidential nominee next year. Published October 11, 2011

**FILE** Former Sen. Judd Gregg, New Hampshire Republican (Associated Press)

Gregg: Anti-Mormon comments are 'hate language'

With the chorus of Republicans and conservatives condemning anti-Mormonism growing louder, the Mitt Romney campaign moved Tuesday to use the comments of a Southern Baptist leader, the Rev. Robert Jeffress, against GOP presidential rival Rick Perry. Published October 11, 2011