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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

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


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

Sean Hannity (left) of Fox News interviews former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

GOP field likely to get more crowded

Rick Perry's splashy entrance into the GOP presidential race was supposed to turn the contest into a showdown between the Texas governor and front-runner Mitt Romney. Published August 21, 2011

Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. speaks at The Hall at Senate's End, during a stop in Columbia, S.C., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, on her bus tour of the Palmetto State. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick)

Bachmann stands by $2 gas pledge

GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann on Friday stood by her promise to bring gas prices down to around $2 a gallon if elected. Published August 19, 2011

**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks July 18 2011, with reporters and editors during an interview at The Washington Times' office building in D.C. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Cain: Perry candidacy not a concern

Republican presidential contender Herman Cain said Wednesday the expected candidacy of Texas Gov. Rick Perry will have no impact on his own bid for the Republican nomination. Published August 10, 2011


Texas Senate race still wide open

With two Republican contenders for the 2012 Senate race in Texas dropping out recently to run instead for a House seat, conventional wisdom has the GOP contest shaping up as a two-man showdown between the "establishment" candidate, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and the tea party insurgent, former Solicitor General Ted Cruz. Published June 29, 2011

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

S.C. lawmaker slams NLRB over Boeing move

South Carolina Republican Rep. Tim Scott said Wednesday the complaints of organized labor over the opening of a $750 million non-union Boeing airline assembly plant in South Carolina were "ludicrous." Published June 22, 2011

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during the first New Hampshire Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Gingrich slams 'hit job' by departed staffers

Embattled 2012 GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that criticisms leveled by former staffers amounted to a "hit job," and he vowed to press on with a new, leaner campaign focused on social media. Published June 15, 2011