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David R. Sands

David R. Sands

Raised in Northern Virginia, David R. Sands received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He worked as a reporter for several Washington-area business publications before joining The Washington Times.

At The Times, Mr. Sands has covered numerous beats, including international trade, banking, politics and Capitol Hill, and spent eight years on the foreign desk as senior diplomatic correspondent. He is currently the deputy editor for politics. In addition, he has reviewed books and written feature stories for the newspaper and authored The Times' weekly chess column since 1993. He is also senior writer for Washington GolfStyles, a monthly publication covering the Mid-Atlantic golf scene.

 

Articles by David R. Sands

Automakers make another push for aid

The chiefs of the Big Three autommakers launched a last-ditch appeal Tuesday for taxpayer aid under the $700 billion Wall Street rescue plan, amid growing signs that supporters lack the votes for a major new rescue plan. Published November 18, 2008

Lieberman keeps Senate chairmanship

Senate Democrats spared Sen. Joe Lieberman from a threatened expulsion from the caucus or loss of his committee chairmanship despite smoldering anger at his siding with Republicans during the presidential race and campaign against President-elect Barack Obama. Published November 18, 2008

Pawlenty: Rebuild ties to 'Sam's Club' voters

The Republican Party "lost its way" by flouting its core conservative principles and by failing to address the concerns of middle-class "Sam's Club" voters, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty told The Washington Times Monday. Published November 18, 2008

Pawlenty: GOP needs "Sam's Club voters"

The Republican Party "lost its way" by flouting its core conservative principles and by failing to address the concerns of middle-class "Sam's Club" voters, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty told The Washington Times Monday. Published November 17, 2008

Hill Democrats get bailout briefing

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior Democrats will get their first progress report on the $700 billion bank bailout at a private briefing Monday by Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. and Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke. Published November 17, 2008

Challengers emerge for top party posts

Conservative California Republican Rep. Dan Lungren Friday said he would challenge embattled House Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio for the minority's top leadership post. Published November 15, 2008

Challengers to GOP leader Boehner fall in

Conservative California Republican Rep. Dan Lungren Friday said he would challenge embattled House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio for the minority's top leadership post. Published November 14, 2008

G-20 to serve full plate of ideas

There may be as many agendas as there are chairs at the table when President Bush convenes this Saturday's summit of leaders of the world's major industrial and developing economies to deal with the fallout from the world financial crisis. Published November 14, 2008

Lawmakers rip Fed's 'bait-and-switch'

Angry lawmakers Friday accused the Treasury Department of pulling a "bait-and-switch" as it implements the $700 billion Wall Street rescue plan approved by Congress last month. Published November 14, 2008

Group of 20 to take spotlight amid crisis

Created to deal with one global economic crisis a decade ago, the Group of 20 is getting its real coming-out party in the midst of a second global economic crisis at this Saturday's Washington summit hosted by President Bush. Published November 14, 2008

House GOP leader slams aid for automakers

The House's top Republican Thursday attacked plans by leading congressional Democrats to double a $25 billion assistance package for the country's ailing automakers, saying there were no assurances the extra money would be well spent. Published November 14, 2008

House GOP leader slams aid for Detroit

The House's top Republican Thursday attacked plans by leading congressional Democrats to double a $25 billion assistance package for the country's ailing automakers, saying there were no assurances the extra money would be well spent. Published November 13, 2008

Emerging countries set summit strategy

The world's up-and-coming economic powers will have a seat at this weekend's emergency global financial summit hosted by President Bush. Whether they will have a voice is another question. Published November 13, 2008

Pelosi seeks bill to rescue automakers

Speaker Nancy Pelosi edged closer Tuesday to re-calling the House of Representatives for a lame-duck session, ordering Democratic lawmakers to start drafting a bill to aid struggling U.S. automakers. Published November 12, 2008

Georgia runoff called 2010 preview

It's being billed as the "first race of the 2010 election cycle," and the national Democratic and Republican parties are furiously pouring money and manpower into the rematch. Published November 11, 2008

Obama term expected to be post-racial

Five days after the election of the country's first black president, the issue of race and its prominence in the agenda of the incoming Obama administration remain major question marks. Published November 9, 2008

Geithner touted for top post at Treasury

On an Obama economic brain trust studded with high-profile heavyweights, Timothy F. Geithner, the low-key president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, has emerged as a top candidate to head the Treasury Department or another top policy post in the new administration. Published November 7, 2008

Obama's plate already full

With the U.S. economy reeling and the world's credit and stock markets under severe strain, President-elect Barack Obama does not have the luxury of waiting until he is President Obama to act. Published November 6, 2008

Obama breaks barriers for black Americans

Four years after he burst onto the national scene, Barack Obama's improbable story has another precedent-shattering chapter, as the 47-year-old first-term senator from Illinois adds president-elect to an already remarkable resume. Published November 5, 2008

House may tilt right with Democratic wins

Big Democratic gains in Tuesday's congressional races could produce a new House of Representatives in which both the Republican and Democratic caucuses are more conservative than in the current Congress. Published November 4, 2008