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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 and on Twitter @josephcurl.

Articles by Joseph Curl


Hillary has a serious Bernie problem

Eight years ago, in summer 2007, there were two absolute shoo-ins for the presidential nominations. The Republican was head and shoulders above his challengers, his name known to every American. And the Democrat was simply unbeatable, with a team and a machine second to none. Their names were Rudolph W. Giuliani and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Published June 21, 2015

FILE - In this May 9, 2007 file photo, then-Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley endorses Democratic New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign for the 2008 presidency at City Dock in Annapolis, Md. More than a decade ago, Bill Clinton spotted a political star on the horizon, someone he predicted would go from a big-city mayor to a national leader _ maybe even to the White House. In the years that followed, Clinton and his wife, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, showed up time and again as their young ally rose up the political ranks, hosting fundraisers, headlining rallies, and connecting him with their sprawling network of political donors.  (AP Photo/Kathleen Lange, File)


The Democratic Party is becoming ever more liberal. A new Gallup poll released Thursday finds that more than half of Democrats (53 percent) self-identify as socially liberal -- up from 35% in 2001. Published June 18, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participates in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Sanders will announce his plans to seek the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday, presenting a liberal challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


A new poll in New Hampshire shows the underfunded upstart candidacy of virtually unknown Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a serious challenge in the state known for loving underdogs. Published June 16, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a campaign stop at the South Carolina Military Museum, Monday, June 8, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Perry Targets the Dreaded 'Hillary Laugh'

Gov. Rick Perry, who just jumped in to the 2016 presidential race, has taken aim at one thing Americans all agree is heinous: Hillary Clinton's laugh. Published June 16, 2015