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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 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

Former President Bill Clinton

Clinton: Obama's got a good jobs plan

Former President Bill Clinton said on Sunday that the White House jobs plan will work if Congress passes it, and he downplayed suggestions that President Obama's chances of being re-elected are in jeopardy. Published September 18, 2011

Scott

Straw poll will pick next president, GOP governor says

Florida, the site of last Monday's GOP debate and host of another showdown next week, is squarely in the 2012 campaign spotlight for the next few days - and with good reason, according to first-term Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Published September 14, 2011

Top GOP lawmaker hits 9/11 'talking points'

A key member of the House Republican leadership on Wednesday called the White House's "talking points" guidelines on the upcoming anniversary of 9/11 "astounding." Published August 31, 2011

**FILE** Rep. Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican (Associated Press)

Rep. Scott: Proud of Obama, but he's failed

Freshman Rep. Tim Scott on Thursday said that, as a black American, he's proud of President Obama's accomplishments, but that Mr. Obama is failing as a leader. Published August 25, 2011

Perry leapfrogs his rivals to lead in polls

Unsatisfied Republicans who have flitted from Donald Trump to Herman Cain to Rep. Michele Bachmann this presidential-nomination season may have found their man in Rick Perry: The Texas governor, in the race less than two weeks, holds double-digit leads in two national polls released Wednesday. Published August 24, 2011

**FILE** In this photo from June 18, 2011, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. (Associated Press)

Perry opens lead on Romney, GOP field

Dissatisfied Republicans who have flitted from Donald Trump to Herman Cain to Rep. Michele Bachmann this year may have found their man in Rick Perry: The Texas governor, in the race for less than a month, holds double-digit leads in two major polls released Wednesday. Published August 24, 2011

To the experts, a very East Coast kind of quake

It is the second-strongest earthquake ever recorded in Virginia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, but for those who spend a lifetime studying them, Tuesday's regionwide shake ranked only as a "moderate" tremor. Published August 23, 2011

Democrats' on-air strikes defend Obama

Several top Democrats and White House aides took to the airwaves Sunday to defend the vacationing president and offer a preview of the "jobs" speech President Obama has promised to deliver when he and Congress return to Washington. Published August 21, 2011

Huntsman: GOP rivals have 'zero substance'

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., looking to jump-start a slumbering presidential campaign, ripped into his Republican rivals Sunday, saying the field has "zero substance" and saving his harshest comments for front-runners Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry. Published August 21, 2011