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Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas covers Capitol Hill for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

Articles by Jacqueline Klimas

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D- Md.,  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) **FILE**

Complacency in Secret Service led to breach: Dem rep

Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, said Sunday that a culture of complacency in the Secret Service has led to the recent security failure that let a man get into the front door of the White House. Published October 5, 2014

National Commander of the American Legion Michael Helm at their national headquarters, Washington, D.C., Tuesday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

'Substantial' VA staff will face discipline

A "substantial" number of VA employees will face punishment for the veterans treatment scandal, the new national commander of the American Legion predicted Tuesday, indicating that the slow pace of discipline has more to do with the hoops the department must jump through than it does a lack of willingness to fire people. Published September 30, 2014


Hoyer makes a pitch for a Democratic House

Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer said Monday that if voters unhappy with gridlock in Washington should give Democrats the majority in the House, allowing President Obama and his party another chance to pursue their agenda. Published September 29, 2014

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat (Associated Press) **FILE**

No. 2 Dem: No need to cut vacation for Syria vote

Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, said Monday that he doesn't believe lawmakers should cut their six-week break short to vote on authorizing military strikes in Syria. Published September 29, 2014

David Brat's upset win in a GOP primary earlier this year over former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor with a much smaller budget may have caused a "minirevolution" in political spending, encouraging others to look into more grass-roots advertising on the Internet. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Online campaign ads may prove decisive in midterm elections

From YouTube to Vine, political campaigns are testing the boundaries of online messaging and advertising — but they are still far more timid than other industries in harnessing the Internet's potential to reach voters or customers. Published September 28, 2014

President Obama has been called "Deporter in Chief" by a Hispanic advocacy group critical of his immigration policy. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Hispanic approval of Obama drops, poll says

The president's approval rating among Hispanics has dropped, though it still remains above the national average, a poll released Friday said. Published September 26, 2014

Scaffolding continues to go up on the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Thursday, September 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Majority of Americans want third party, poll shows

The majority of Americans think the country needs a third political party because the current party system does "such a poor job" of representing the country, a poll released Wednesday said. Published September 24, 2014