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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

Frank says auto deal could be made today

Rep. Barney Frank, House Financial Services chairman, predicted Monday that a deal for a short-term bailout of the auto industry could be struck by the end of the day, with one last funding issue still to be resolved. Published December 8, 2008

Obama's NSC selection admired by both sides

Tall, square-shouldered and square-jawed, James L. Jones looks like central casting's version of exactly what he is: a straight-talking, straight-shooting Marine. Published December 7, 2008

Bush prods Congress for Big Three bailout

President Bush, acknowledging for the first time publicly that the economy has slipped into a recession, Friday urged Congress to pass a federal rescue plan in the next week to prevent Detroit's Big Three from failing. Published December 6, 2008

Jobs report aids Big Three's bailout case

Detroit's Big Three automakers received a marginally warmer reception Friday on the second day for their Capitol Hill lobbying blitz for a federal bailout, boosted by a new jobs report that showed the nation's economic plight worsening by the day. Published December 5, 2008

Big Three CEOs grovel for bailout

UPDATED: Chastened Big Three auto executives told Congress on Thursday that they are prepared to take painful steps to qualify for a $34 billion federal bailout. Published December 5, 2008

UAW offers concessions to help Big Three

The president of the United Auto Workers said the union is willing to revamp its contract to pressure Congress on a $34 billion federal bailout loan for the crippled industry. Published December 4, 2008

Obama, Congress proceed with caution

President-elect Barack Obama and congressional leaders were taking a wait-and-see attitude Wednesday as the nation's Big Three carmakers prepared to make a critical pitch for tens of billions of dollars in federal aid. Published December 3, 2008

Allies launch bailout blitz for Big Three

Major business groups and local officials whose communities depend on the auto industry Tuesday joined the Big Three automakers in a major lobbying blitz to pry tens of billions of dollars in federal aid from a reluctant Congress. Published December 3, 2008

Panel warns of risk of an attack by 2013

The world will "more likely than not" face a terrorist attack using nuclear or biological weapons by 2013 if governments fail to undertake major security and prevention measures, according to a new bipartisan commission report released Tuesday. Published December 3, 2008

Nuclear, biological terrorist attack likely

The world will "more likely than not" face a terrorist attack using nuclear or biological weapons by 2013 if governments fail to undertake major security and prevention measures, according to a new bipartisan commission report released Tuesday. Published December 2, 2008

Obama picks cause new headaches

President-elect Barack Obama has received favorable reviews for the personnel choices he has made for his administration so far, but the picks are causing some political heartburn for Democrats around the country. Published December 2, 2008

Kaufman to fill Biden's seat in Senate

UPDATE: Edward E. "Ted" Kaufman, longtime adviser and chief of staff for Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., will serve the first two years of Mr. Biden's Senate term. Published November 25, 2008

Biden adviser to take Senate seat

Edward E. "Ted" Kaufman, longtime adviser and chief of staff for Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., will serve the first two years of Mr. Biden's Senate term as the Delaware Democrat moves to the White House. Published November 24, 2008

McConnell rallies GOP minority

Tangible proof that you can make your mark in Washington as a Senate minority leader can be found just a half-minute subway ride from the U.S. Capitol. Published November 23, 2008

Democrats want details for auto bailout

Top congressional Democrats Thursday conceded they lacked the votes to pass a $25 billion bailout for the U.S. auto industry and said they would try again in December. Published November 21, 2008

Dems want detailed plans for auto bailout

UPDATED: Top congressional Democrats conceded Thursday they lacked the votes to pass a $25 billion bailout for the U.S. auto industry and said they would try again in December. Published November 21, 2008

Obama stays out of car wars on the Hill

President-elect Barack Obama will not intervene in the congressional fight over whether and how to aid the nation's beleaguered Big Three automakers, a top Senate Democrat said Wednesday. Published November 20, 2008

Obama staying out of auto-bailout debate

Summary: President-elect Barack Obama will not intervene in the congressional fight over whether and how to aid the nation's beleaguered Big Three automakers, a top Senate Democrat said Wednesday. Published November 20, 2008

Sununu's goatee here, then gone

C-SPAN viewers likely did a double-take Wednesday when the usually clean-shaven Sen John E. Sununu of New Hampshire appeared on the Senate floor sporting a relatively full goatee. Published November 19, 2008

Waxman wins backing for committee post

Rep. Henry A. Waxman of California won a key preliminary skirmish in his fight to take over the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee from longtime Chairman John D. Dingell of Michigan. Published November 19, 2008