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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

Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential candidate, introduces his mother, Betty Ryan Douglas, to supporters Aug. 18, 2012, at a campaign rally in The Villages, Fla. (Associated Press)

Ryan, in Fla., says, 'Mom, you did build that'

Rep. Paul Ryan, making his first campaign appearance in Florida since becoming Mitt Romney's running mate a week ago, told a supportive crowd of senior citizens Saturday that President Obama is raiding Medicare to fund his health care reforms. Published August 18, 2012

** FILE ** In this Aug. 2, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama greets people outside Lechonera El Barrio, a local restaurant in Orlando, Fla. Florida's economy is center stage in Obama and Mitt Romney's high-stakes campaign for the rich trove of 29 electoral votes. One of the biggest prizes still up for grabs, this state, a hard-fought White House battleground in 2000, could be just as pivotal this year. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Obama: Pass jobs bill, rehire teachers

President Obama on Saturday said school districts around the country could begin rehiring the more than 300,000 teachers and other education workers who have lost jobs since 2009 if congressional Republicans would pass his stalled jobs bill. Published August 18, 2012

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Obama adviser Axelrod: Ryan's views aren't 'mainstream'

Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod says presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate only reinforces the political differences between the two campaigns. Published August 12, 2012

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who was named as announced Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate, addresses a crowd Aug. 11, 2012, during a campaign event with Romney in Norfolk, Va. (Associated Press)

Budget wonk Ryan plots new 'roadmap' to VP

A seven-term congressman, Paul Ryan is well-known — and well-regarded — in Washington circles as an articulate and passionate advocate of fiscal responsibility and limited government. But for many Americans, the 42-year-old Wisconsin lawmaker, named this weekend as Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, is a relative unknown. Published August 11, 2012

**FILE ** U.S. President Barack Obama is introduced by first lady Michelle Obama before he makes a presentation in support of Chicago as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

Obama takes campaign break to cheer Team USA

President Obama took a break Saturday from the combative, take-no-prisoners tone he's adopted on the campaign stump recently to congratulate the U.S. Olympics team on its exploits in the London Games. Published August 4, 2012

** FILE ** Ed Gillespie (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

Obama camp hits hard on Bain slam

While Republicans on Sunday complained that the Obama campaign's latest round of attacks on Mitt Romney are blatantly untrue, unfair and demeaning to the office of the presidency, Team Obama fired off a blunt response: Stop whining. Published July 15, 2012

President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign stop at the historic Fire Station No. 1, in downtown Roanoke, Va., Friday, July 13, 2012. Obama traveled to southwest Virginia to discuss choice in this election between two fundamentally different visions on how to grow the economy, create middle-class jobs and pay down the debt. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)

Obama again calls for action on Bush-era tax cuts

President Obama on Saturday defended his plan for extending the Bush-era tax cuts, set to expire at the end of this year, only for those earning under $260,000 a year. Published July 14, 2012

** FILE ** Rep. Thaddeus G. McCotter, Michigan Republican. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

With McCotter out, another tea party vs. GOP bout takes shape

On one side, a political newcomer with ties to the tea party. On the other, a veteran Republican lawmaker who's clearly the preferred pick of the party establishment. It's a scenario that is taking shape again in the congressional contest in Michigan's 11th District, a seat that Republicans had considered safe before Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's implosion. Published July 7, 2012

President Obama responds on Friday, June 15, 2012, during a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House when he is interrupted while announcing that his administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. (Associated Press)

White House adviser defends Obama's immigration moves

White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe on Sunday defended President Obama's call for selective enforcement of immigration laws, a move that some Republicans have criticized as "backdoor amnesty." Published June 17, 2012

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett fires up the crowd on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, during a campaign stop in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. (Associated Press)

Barrett predicts recall win over Wisconsin governor

His gubernatorial campaign may be trailing incumbent Gov. Scott Walker in the latest polls, but Wisconsin Democrat Tom Barrett said Sunday he has the momentum going into Tuesday's bitterly contested recall election. Published June 3, 2012

In a major upset Tuesday, eight-term Rep. Silvestre Reyes was defeated in his bid for the Democratic nomination in Texas' 16th Congressional District despite an endorsement from President Obama. (Associated Press)

Texan Reyes loses House primary

Rep. Silvestre Reyes, an El Paso Democrat who had scored a rare congressional endorsement from President Obama last month, was the only incumbent in either party to lose a primary race for federal office Tuesday in Texas. Published May 30, 2012

** FILE ** Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at the Hilton Arlington in Arlington, Va., May 2, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Gingrich offers O'Malley advice on running for presidency

Former Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich, looking rested and at ease before TV cameras, had some succinct advice Sunday morning for Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, the head of the Democratic Governors Association, who often is mentioned as a possible 2016 candidate for the White House. Published May 27, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (right), accompanied by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, talks to reporters in front of Engine 24, Ladder 5, in New York on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Giuliani touts Romney's readiness over Obama's

Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani said Mitt Romney's record as a businessman makes the former Massachusetts governor a much more qualified candidate to repair the country's economy than President Obama, whom he derided as community organizer who "never really had a payroll to meet." Published May 27, 2012

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Mukasey: White House leaking too much info on terror plots

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said the Obama administration is releasing and leaking too much information about terror plots and intelligence operations, including details about the foiled underwear bomber who turned out to be a double agent working with the CIA. Published May 9, 2012

** FILE ** Vice President Joe Biden speaks on Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Toledo, Ohio. (Associated Press)

Biden 'comfortable' with gay marriage, cites 'Will & Grace'

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, saying a canceled NBC sitcom "educated" the American people, said Sunday he is "absolutely comfortable" with gay marriage — but wouldn't say whether President Obama would back such unions in a second term. Published May 6, 2012