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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

** FILE ** Internet activist Aaron Swartz poses for a photo in Miami Beach, Fla., in 2009. He was found dead on Friday, Jan. 11, in his apartment in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Saturday, Jan. 26, the hacker group Anonymous attacked a Justice Department website, claiming that an unjustified investigation by the federal government prompted him to commit suicide. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Michael Francis McElroy)

Hackers take over federal website, threatens 'war' on U.S. government

A group of computer hackers, angry over the suicide of an Internet freedom activist who had been under investigation from the Obama administration's Justice Department, took over a federal website early Saturday and announced it is "declaring war on the U.S. government." Published January 26, 2013

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain announces he is suspending his campaign as his wife, Gloria (left), looks on, on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

Herman Cain says Nein-Nein-Nein to Georgia GOP Senate run

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, reacting to the news Friday that Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss plans to retire at the end of his current term, said he won't seek the open seat — despite polls that show the Atlanta businessman the overwhelming favorite in 2014. Published January 26, 2013

** FILE ** Members of a Yakima, Wash., weapons seller carry firearms to a Second Amendment rally near the state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. (Seattle Times via Associated Press)

Senators say Obama’s proposal for gun control has little support

Republican senators Sunday indicated that little support exists on Capitol Hill — even among some Democrats — for the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips called for in President Obama's gun control initiative. Published January 20, 2013

President Obama signed executive orders in the presence of children who wrote to him about gun violence. Among them were (from left) Hinna Zeejah, 8, and Nadia Zeejah, Hinna's mother; Taejah Goode, 10, and Kimberly Graves, Taejah's mother; Julia Stokes, 11, and Theophil Stokes, Julia's father; and Grant Fritz, 8, and Elisabeth Carlin, Grant's mother. (Associated Press)

Obama takes gun control case to the public

Three days after outlining his administration's ambitious new gun control initiative, President Obama on Saturday asked supporters to keep the heat on members of Congress.Three days after outlining his administration's ambitious new gun control initiative, President Obama on Saturday asked supporters to keep the heat on members of Congress. Published January 19, 2013

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell (AP Photo/Eric Reichbaum) ** FILE **

Powell: Vietnam vet Hagel is ‘superbly qualified’

Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell on Sunday vigorously defended President Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to run the Defense Department, saying the former Republican senator is "superbly qualified." Published January 13, 2013

** FILE ** Colin Powell, a secretary of state in the George W. Bush administration and a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with President Obama in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington in December 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Colin Powell: Undercurrent of 'intolerance' in GOP

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that some of his colleagues in the Republican Party have used insulting racial code to attack President Obama — and the comments have seriously damaged the party's standing with minorities. Published January 13, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican, speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Barrasso: 'Monumental failure of presidential leadership'

Sen. John Barrasso said Sunday that President Obama is "outsourcing" negotiations to avert the "fiscal cliff" — the automatic spending cuts and tax increases that will take effect in 2013 unless Republicans and Democrats can reach a deal. Published December 30, 2012

** FILE ** Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican (Associated Press)

Inhofe: Benghazi cover-up bigger than Watergate, Iran-Contra

One day after Senate Republicans held a press conference to question this week's State Department report on the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Libya that left four Americans dead, Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe said the scandal is bigger than Watergate and Iran-Contra. Published December 22, 2012

House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks to reporters about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations at the Capitol in Washington on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

As Obama vacations in Hawaii, wounded Boehner fires back

Two days after members of his own party rejected House Speaker John A. Boehner's "Plan B" proposal to avert the "fiscal cliff," the Ohio Republican took to the Internet to defend the GOP and slam President Obama's approach to the budget negotiations. Published December 22, 2012

**FILE** The National Christmas Tree is pictured after it was lit by President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha Obama and and mother-in-law Marian Robinson, at the Ellipse across from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec., 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obamas extend 'welcome home' to troops

President Obama on Saturday expressed gratitude for the nation's military families and extended a "welcome home" for armed services personnel returning from the conflicts in the Middle East. Published December 22, 2012

Actor Morgan Freeman (Associated Press)

Viral shooting reaction misattributed to Morgan Freeman

As with any major news event these days, people are learning about and reacting to the shootings in Connecticut via social media, and one Internet-based "meme" on the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., that has gone viral is a Facebook post on the media's objectification of killers by Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman. Published December 17, 2012

President Obama wipes his eye as he talks in the White House briefing room in Washington about the Connecticut elementary school shooting on Dec. 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama calls for 'meaningful' action as others demand tighter gun laws

President Obama on Saturday called for "meaningful" action to prevent future tragedies like Friday's Newtown, Conn., school shooting that claimed the lives of 28, including 20 elementary-aged children — but other gun-control advocates made it clear they want more from the White House on the issue. Published December 15, 2012