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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

Should President Obama don a Bill Clinton mask so he can hit the campaign trail? Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times

Trick or treat: Dems running scared from Obama

There's "keeping your distance," and then there's crossing to the other side of the street, pulling your hat down over your eyes and pretending you don't see that annoying neighbor you'd rather not chat with at the moment. Published October 22, 2014

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about Ebola during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, with members of his team coordinating the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama's spectacular incompetence turns deadly

It was only a matter of time. President Obama, a short-term college professor and failed community organizer who became a mostly absentee state senator and then an all-but-invisible U.S. senator, has Petered out. Per the Peter Principle, he has risen to his level of incompetence — some would argue far beyond it. Published October 15, 2014

President Obama speaking with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell about the new Ebola virus diagnosis in Dallas. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Obama now phoning it in — literally

On Sunday, President Obama suited up for work. He put on his pants (most likely one leg at a time, but perhaps not), then slipped on his black windbreaker, the one with the presidential seal on one side, his name on the other (in case he forgets who he is). He put on some comfy sports socks, laced up his shoes real tight — it would be a long, hard day. Published October 12, 2014

President Barack Obama raises his glass to toast during a luncheon hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama's breathtaking naivete at the United Nations

President Obama on Wednesday delivered a speech at the United Nations filled with his usual soaring rhetoric of global collectivism and the importance of "international norms." But the president also displayed a shocking naivete about global affairs, religion, Islam — a Pollyannaish interpretation on the state of the world and America's role in it. Published September 24, 2014

 ** FILE ** Wolf Blitzer (Getty Images)

Islamic State a deadly threat to America? More like politics as usual

CNN uber-host Wolf Blitzer said a remarkable thing recently. As he motor-mouthed through his usual breathless babble, stomping about the glitzy high-tech studio and gesticulating wildly at the "Multi-Touch Collaboration Wall," he threw out this little nugget. Published September 21, 2014

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