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Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas covers Capitol Hill for The Washington Times. She can be reached at jklimas@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jacqueline Klimas

This booking photo provided by the Fort Worth Police Department shows Aaron Alexis, arrested in September 2010, on suspicion of discharging a firearm in the city limits. The FBI has identified Alexis, 34, as the gunman in the Sept. 16, 2013 shooting rampage at at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington that left thirteen dead, including himself. (Associated Press/Fort Worth Police Department)

Former FBI official: Important to find out if Aaron Alexis worked alone

In the coming days and weeks, the FBI will interview friends and family of Navy Yard assailant Aaron Alexis to determine a motive behind Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard and to make sure the killer had no plans for more attacks in the future. Published September 17, 2013

District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier (center), flanked by D.C. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (left) and Mayor Vincent Gray, briefs reporters on the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington on Sept. 16, 2013. (Associated Press)

Del. Norton seeks special panel on military base security

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton said Tuesday she is asking President Obama to appoint a special panel to look at security on military bases, a day after the deadly rampage that killed more than a dozen at Washington's Navy Yard. Published September 17, 2013

Aaron Alexis, identified by FBI as the Navy Shipyard shooter.

DeKalb, Ga., police chief: Focus on mental health

In the wake of a shooting at the Navy Yard on Monday that left 12 employees dead, Police Chief Cedric Alexander, from the DeKalb, Ga., County police department, said it's important to shift the conversation back to the role mental health plays in many of these mass shootings. Published September 17, 2013

Navy Yard a base for operations, military trials and NCIS

The Washington Navy Yard, a 41-acre compound of buildings on the Anacostia River in Southeast Washington and the scene of Monday's shooting rampage, has a history dating back to the beginnings of the 19th century. Published September 16, 2013

**FILE** A woman walks past one of the entrances to the old Navy Yard along M Street in Washington on Oct. 23, 2000. (The Washington Times)

The Washington Navy Yard: At a glance

The Washington Navy Yard, located in Southeast Washington on the Anacostia River, is an administrative center for the Navy, housing the headquarters for several commands including Commander, Naval Installations Command, and Naval Sea Systems Command, which is located in Building 197 and is responsible for procurement and maintenance on the Navy's fleet of ships and submarines. Published September 16, 2013

Rachel Schaefer of Denver smokes marijuana on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club at which a New Year's Eve party was held, in Denver on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

DOJ: New marijuana rules aren't free-for-all

The Senate Judiciary Committee tried Tuesday to find common ground between those who say states should control their own marijuana use laws and those who think federal law should trump. Published September 10, 2013

Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole:  "There are no perfect solutions here. We've reserved the right explicitly to go in and pre-empt at a later date if that becomes necessary." (associated press)

New marijuana rules aren't a free-for-all, DOJ says

Though the Justice Department is giving some leeway to states in controlling their own marijuana laws, the federal government won't let it turn into a free-for-all, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told Congress on Tuesday. Published September 10, 2013

Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrat: "It's my responsibility as a member of Congress to make sure we don't commit resources, the most precious of which are our men and women in uniform, with no comprehensive plan for our involvement."

Majority of veterans in Congress leaning against Syria strike

As a soldier in the Hawaii National Guard who did two tours of duty in the Middle East, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she learned firsthand that military action must have a clear objective, the public's support and an exit plan. Published September 9, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama shakes hands with then-Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where on Jan. 25, 2013, he announced he will name Mr. McDonough as his next chief of staff. (Associated Press)

White House to saturate airwaves with Obama's message on Syria

The Obama administration on Sunday ramped up efforts to build support for a military strike on Syria, with Secretary of State John F. Kerry meeting in Europe with allies and Arab leaders and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough blitzing the U.S. political talk shows to urge Congress to back President Obama. Published September 8, 2013

Sen. Tom Udall, New Mexico Democrat (Associated Press)

Sen. Tom Udall: U.S. moving too quickly toward war in Syria

Sen. Tom Udall, a New Mexico Democrat who voted against a military strike on Syria in last week's Foreign Relations Committee hearing, said he doesn't believe the United States has exhausted political alternatives. Published September 8, 2013

**FILE** Rep. Elijah E. Cummings Maryland Democrat (Associated Press)

Democrats divided over Obama's Syria pitch

While the vote on Syria is being called a vote of conscience and will likely not divide along party lines, one lawmaker from a pro-Obama district said that supporting the president and disagreeing with his current push for military action are not mutually exclusive. Published September 6, 2013