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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

**FILE** Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain (Associated Press)

CURL: The tea party IS the third party

The times they are a-changin'. There's a new power force in Washington, and it's running the show right now, deciding the very fate of the nation. Published July 31, 2011

CURL: Is Obama a pathological liar?

In the weird world that is Washington, men and women say things daily, hourly, even minutely, that they know deep down are simply not true. Inside the Beltway, we all call those utterances "rhetoric." But across the rest of the country, plain ol' folk call 'em lies. Published July 24, 2011

CURL: Who says tax cuts kill jobs? Our history sure doesn't

A statement President Obama made halfway through his news conference last week was so unfathomable, so utterly incomprehensible, that befuddled White House stenographers simply gave up and tacked a "[sic]" next to it. Published July 17, 2011

CURL: Veep blunder in '08 might be right pick for Romney

In the summer of 2008, Republican Sen. John McCain was not doing so good. He had gone from front-runner status against presumed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton to badly trailing an obscure first-term senator from Illinois. Published June 19, 2011

CURL: Weiner was looking for love in all the wrong places

So there's this movie. In it is a guy (a white suit he has on). He's handsome, smart as a whip, debonnaire, a real class act. He's got all the right friends, hundreds, thousands even, and they adore his every move. Published June 12, 2011

CURL: It's hard to win when your motto is 'It's my turn'

Once upon a time there was a president, wavering in popularity. He was deemed by some political pundits as "highly beatable." But then, the Republican Party did the unthinkable: It gave the nomination to a guy because it was essentially "his turn," and the candidate got shellacked by the incumbent Democratic president. Published May 22, 2011

Spc. Jeremy Morlock pleaded guilty to three counts of murder and one count each of conspiracy, obstructing justice and illegal drug use in exchange for a maximum sentence of 24 years in prison. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

CURL: Press yawns at story much worse than Abu Ghraib

Paging Seymour Hersh. White courtesy telephone, please. A scandal of epic proportions is being completely ignored by the media -- including the AWOL Mr. Hersh, who, among others, broke the Abu Ghraib story. Published April 3, 2011

CURL: Who's wearing pantsuit at White House?

In the end, the call didn't come at 3 a.m. But the Decider in Chief who answered the phone made sure that everyone in the White House knew who wore the pantsuit around there. Published March 27, 2011