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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

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

Republicans defend their redistricting map

Minority groups - and at least one Democratic congressman - already are crying foul about what some are calling the Republicans' "go-for-broke" strategy for redistricting in Texas, which will add four congressional seats in next year's elections. Published June 13, 2011

Huntsman jabs at Obama on TV show

Likely presidential contender Jon Huntsman Jr., looking to sharpen his political message ahead of an official announcement that he will seek the 2012 Republican Party nomination, took a couple of jabs at his former boss in a national interview over the weekend, saying President Obama has "failed on the economic front." Published June 12, 2011

Weiner plans to seek treatment

Amid reports of an expanding investigation into his online habits and the disclosure of more lewd photos, top Democrats this weekend insisted that Rep. Anthony D. Weiner resign - but the New York congressman says he will instead take a leave of absence and seek treatment. Published June 12, 2011

Huntsman: Obama economy has 'failed'

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who is mulling a bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, said President Obama has "failed on the economic front." Published June 12, 2011

Tornado outbreak creates a 'traffic jam' of storm chasers

As tornadoes roared across Oklahoma this week, cable networks joined local television stations in carrying the story blow-by-blow, with live broadcasts streaming video and audio from storm chasers who track the twisters on the ground — a stunning display of how technology has changed the way news organizations cover disasters. Published May 26, 2011

Study: Liberal leanings hurt Republicans' place in history

According to a University of Miami study, those historical rankings of American presidents that pop up every year or so are significantly weighted in favor of Democrats, thanks to the liberal leanings of academia. Published May 24, 2011

Durbin warns lawmakers against default

Sen. Richard J. Durbin warned Congress on Sunday against the idea of refusing to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion deficit ceiling. Published May 22, 2011

Rep. King: Obama is vulnerable in 2012

Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, said Thursday that President Obama's "mixed messages" on terrorism and his handling of the economy have opened the door for Republicans to deny him a second term next year. Published May 19, 2011

No-Trump — The Donald won't run in 2012

Billionaire developer Donald Trump announced Monday he will not run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, ending an attention-grabbing flirtation with the race that briefly sent him to the top of the GOP polls. Published May 16, 2011

** FILE ** Tom Donilon (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

White House aide: Al Qaeda weakest since 2001

White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon said on Sunday that the volume of information seized on the al Qaeda terrorist network during last week's mission to kill Osama bin Laden was "equivalent to a small college library." Published May 8, 2011

Prospective 2012 presidential candidate former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota was a featured participant in Thursday's first debate in South Carolina.

Pawlenty raps Obama in GOP debate

President Obama's approval ratings have risen in recent days, but he was still a punching bag Thursday night for the Republican contenders who squared off in the nation's first official 2012 presidential debate. Published May 5, 2011

FCC chief, GOP spar on 'net neutrality'

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Wednesday offered a strong defense of his agency's new Internet traffic regulations in the face of questioning from skeptical Republican lawmakers. Published May 5, 2011

**FILE** Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (Associated Press)

White House bid still possible, Daniels says

Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels, on a closely watched Washington visit, said Wednesday it's not too late to toss his hat into the ring if he decides on a White House run in 2012. Published May 4, 2011

Barrasso: Obama wants new credit card

Sen. John Barrasso said Sunday that Republicans are committed to holding the line on raising the debt ceiling unless President Obama agrees to significant concessions on reining in federal spending over the long term. Published May 1, 2011