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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

FCC chief defends new 'rules of road' on net neutrality

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday hammered the Obama administration's move to regulate the Internet, but Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski stood his ground, offering no apologies for the agency's new "net neutrality" rules. Published February 16, 2011

FCC chief defends new 'rules of road' on net neutrality

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday hammered the Obama administration's move to regulate the Internet, but Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski stood his ground, offering no apologies for the agency's new "net neutrality" rules. Published February 16, 2011

Web of objections to greet FCC chairman

When a sharply divided Federal Communications Commission approved sweeping Internet regulations in December, Republican lawmakers vowed that the incoming Congress would undo the action. That effort begins in earnest Wednesday with the appearance of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski before a key House panel to defend the "net neutrality" rules. Published February 15, 2011

Obama seeks shared sacrifice in budget fight

"Everybody's going to have to give a little bit" to solve the nation's fiscal problems, President Obama told reporters at a hastily called White House press briefing Tuesday morning. Published February 15, 2011

Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, is chairman of the House Budget Committee.

House GOP leaders doubt Obama's 'spending discipline'

House Republican leaders on Sunday said they were skeptical of the "spending discipline" in President Obama's budget, one day before the White House releases its 2012 budget proposal. Published February 13, 2011

Graham reiterates U.S. support for Israel

Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said Sunday the United States will "stand by Israel without equivocation" as Egypt transitions to a new government. Published February 13, 2011

Arizona's Sen. Kyl to retire

Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, announced in Phoenix on Thursday he will not seek a fourth term in 2012. Published February 10, 2011

Pence: Cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood

Rep. Mike Pence, Indiana Republican, on Wednesday said undercover videotapes that appear to show Planned Parenthood clinic employees offering advice to a "pimp" and services for underage prostitutes are just the latest evidence that Congress needs to cut funding to the organization. Published February 9, 2011

Rumsfeld: Mixed signals on Egypt 'unfortunate'

Former Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld raised fresh questions Wednesday about the Obama administration's handling of the crisis in Egypt, saying he hoped behind-the-scenes diplomacy was going more smoothly than it appears from the outside. Published February 9, 2011

Gulf of Mexico seen as recovering by 2014

The Gulf of Mexico could be largely recovered from the effects of the massive BP oil spill by 2014, the Obama administration's point man in charge of the firm's $20 billion victims' compensation fund said Wednesday. Published February 2, 2011

Democrats already targeting first-term GOP congressmen

Democrats aren't wasting any time in trying to define first and negatively a crop of House Republicans they want to knock off in 2012, launching new radio and Web ad campaigns in 19 swing districts just under three months after the midterm elections. Published January 31, 2011

States eye 'sin' taxation as salvation for budgets

Cash-strapped state lawmakers across the country are looking at raising "sin" taxes on everything from traditional vices, like smoking cigarettes and imbibing alcohol, to more recently vilified habits like drinking sugary sodas and hitting the tanning salon. Published January 16, 2011

States redrawing political maps

The new battle lines literally haven't even been drawn on the map yet, but the political jostling is well under way in states that will gain and lose U.S. House seats in 2012 because of congressional redistricting. Published January 10, 2011

FILE - In this file photo made March 12, 2010, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is interviewed at his office in Washington. New rules aimed at prohibiting broadband providers from becoming gatekeepers of Internet traffic now have just enough votes to pass the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)

Neutrality on Net, but not in sphere of politics

Setting the stage for a likely court battle and a showdown with Republicans in the new Congress, a sharply divided Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved sweeping Internet regulations designed to promote "net neutrality" and deliver on a key campaign promise of President Obama. Published December 21, 2010

Divided FCC approves 'net neutrality' plan

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved sweeping new Internet regulations, defying Republican lawmakers and giving President Obama a victory on one of his key campaign promises. Published December 21, 2010

FCC set to OK rules on Internet

With the Obama administration on the verge of embracing new "network neutrality" rules increasing government oversight of the Internet, it's difficult to tell who objects more: Republicans who denounce the move as a federal power grab or Democrats who dismiss the reforms as too weak to do the job. Published December 20, 2010

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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is trying to move a mosque project away from ground zero in New York City.

King mulls hospital site for ground zero mosque

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, in an effort to quiet criticism of Muslims in the U.S., is quietly looking into moving the ground zero mosque to a less controversial Manhattan location, according to news reports Sunday. Published December 19, 2010

Saudi king may move ground zero mosque

Saudi King Abdullah, in an effort to quiet Muslim criticism in the United States, is quietly looking into moving the ground zero mosque to a less controversial Manhattan location, according to news reports surfacing Sunday. Published December 19, 2010