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David Eldridge

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

** 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

**FILE** In this image taken from video and released by SITE Intelligence Group on Nov. 8, 2010, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites. (Associated Press)

Cheney calls al-Awlaki strike a continuation of Bush techniques

The White House was justified in ordering the air strike that killed the U.S.-born Anwar al-Awlaki, an al Qaeda cleric and propagandist, Dick Cheney said Sunday, but the former vice president said President Obama's actions don't square with the criticism he heaped on the Bush administration's anti-terror policies. Published October 2, 2011

Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, who won her seat narrowly in 2006 and is up for re-election in 2012, has no shortage of would-be GOP challengers. (Associated Press)

GOP challengers lining up for shot at Missouri Sen. McCaskill

The re-election bid of Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri is providing an early look at how Republicans plan to tie President Obama and his plunging job-approval ratings to vulnerable Democrats down the ballot next year. Published September 29, 2011

GOP slams Obama's millionaires tax as 'class warfare'

Congressional Republicans wasted no time Sunday dismissing the "Buffett Rule," President Obama's proposal to raise taxes on millionaires, a day before Mr. Obama was poised to outline measures to cut the federal deficit by some $2 trillion. Published September 18, 2011

Former President Bill Clinton said of President Obama's current low poll ratings, "When you are out there running against yourself and people feel miserable, it's hard to see your numbers go up." (Associated Press)

Democrats tout Obama comeback

A pair of prominent Democrats look to the airwaves Sunday to downplay talk that President Obama's chances of re-election were in serious trouble. Published September 18, 2011