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Joseph Curl

Joseph Curl

Joseph Curl covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times. He can be reached at josephcurl@gmail.com and on Twitter @josephcurl.

Articles by Joseph Curl

President Obama might need binoculars to find Senate Democrats after Nov. 4.

Obama's bungling alters midterms at 11th hour

While Barack Obama was playing his 190th round of golf as president, chilling out on Martha's Vineyard for a 15-day vacation at a $12 million mansion, the U.S. electorate began to change — fast. Published September 10, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference at the NATO summit at Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama: I'll ignore the Constitution — but only after the election

When President Obama said Saturday that he was reversing his pledge to take executive action on immigration by summer's end, what he meant was simply this: I'll wait until after the midterm elections before I ignore the Constitution and break the law. Published September 7, 2014

President Barack Obama selects a club while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Obama is vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Letter to Barack: Here's what you missed on your vacation (LOL!)

Dear Barry — Boy, what a summer you've missed here in the nation's capital! Then again, you got outta town just in time! So much going on since you left for Camp Vineyard, so lemme' try to catch you up so when you get back to the office, you'll have a clue what's been going on (bosses blow, don't they?). Published August 24, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks in Edgartown, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, about the killing of American journalist James Foley by militants with the Islamic State extremist group.  The president said the US will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama said the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing. The president says he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama wants Ferguson to explode

If you had predicted six years ago that America's first half-black, half-white president would actually make race relations in the U.S. worse, they would have laughed you out of the room. Published August 20, 2014

President Obama, during his two-week summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard, is staying on par to meet Tiger Woods' 269 rounds of golf. (Associated Press)

Obama's one achievement — outgolfing Tiger Woods

As Barack "Eldrick" Obama approaches his 200th round of golf since his election as president, here's a fact to put that into perspective: Since January 2009, Tiger Woods has played 269 rounds of golf. Published August 13, 2014

** FILE ** This Thursday, March 27, 2014, file photo, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont.,  speaks on the National Mall in Washington. A campaign spokeswoman says Walsh is taking personal time at his Helena home but declined to answer questions about whether he plans to remain in the U.S. Senate race amid allegations that he plagiarized a research paper. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak,File)

This time around, it's the Democrats who are stuck with lousy candidates

It seems Republicans have finally figured out that with the world imploding, the U.S. economy flagging and the current Democratic majority looking to grant amnesty to 12 million illegal aliens, perhaps there are better things to discuss than abortion and rape. Published August 6, 2014

This Aug. 1, 2014, photo shows President Barack Obama as he smiles near the conclusion of a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. President Barack Obama is starting his birthday weekend with a round of golf before escaping to the Maryland mountains. Obama turns 53 on Monday. In what's become an annual birthday tradition, he's joining friends on the green for an early morning round at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Maryland. He'll board Marine One later Saturday for the short helicopter flight to Camp David, the presidential retreat in the Catoctin Mountains. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

CURL: Obama making fools of the media

The Obama administration, the most politically calculating team in U.S. history, had once again succeeded, simply by falling silent. When disastrous news emerges, Team Obama does two things: refuses comment and charges its foes with playing politics. Published August 3, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media, while meeting with El Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina, and Honduran President Juan Hernandez, to discuss Central American immigration and the border crisis in the Cabinet Room of the White House Friday, July 25, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo)

CURL: Obama, staffers not even pretending any more

President Obama and his sycophantic minions don't even bother any more to come up with plausible answers to queries from the suddenly awakened media. Instead, they just repeat past talking points — aware that they've been repeatedly proven false, but not caring a bit. Published July 27, 2014

MEMBER EXCHANGE ADVANCE FOR JUNE 21-22 In this photo taken on June 13, 2014, Brianna LePage, right, activities director for Gathering Place Lower Cape Adult Day Center in Eastham, Mass., sings "Edelweiss" to Erika Groth who participates in the programs. LePage was trained in music therapy, and now uses her skills as a singer and musician to help those with dementia and other cognitive impairments access their memory. (AP Photo/Cape Cod Times, Merrily Cassidy)

CURL: The politics of death and dying

Everyone I've met during my two-plus months in Florida has been touched by dementia. Not a few people, or nearly everyone, but — Every. Single. Person. Published July 20, 2014

President Obama enjoys a shave ice at Island Snow in Kailua, Hawaii, where the Obamas spent the 2010 winter holidays. (Associated Press)

CURL: The hypocrisy of Obama's 15-day Vineyard vacation

On April 1, the U.S. economy dropped a whopping 2.9 percent for the first three months of the year (no fooling). The American workforce participation rate fell to a 40-year low. One-third of people aged 18-29 have moved back in with their parents. Millions of Americans this summer will enjoy yet another "staycation": They just can't afford to go to the beach or the mountains, even for a week — again. Published July 13, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference after meeting with Gov. Rick Perry in Dallas about immigration on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

CURL: Obama turning millennials into Republicans

When summer ends, millions of adorable toddlers will head off to school for the first time. Each one will be as unique as his or her little fingerprints, but every kindergartner across the country will have one thing in common: They've never known an America that didn't have a black president. Published July 9, 2014