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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

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