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Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell, an investigative reporter for The Washington Times, covers campaign finance and government accountability. Originally from Williamsburg, Va., Kellan graduated from James Madison University where she received bachelor's degrees in media arts and design and international affairs with a concentration in western European politics.

During her time at JMU, she interned for British technology and business news website "ITPro" in London and worked as a freelance reporter for The Washington Guardian. She was also an executive editor of 22807, a new student magazine covering arts and culture in the JMU community.

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Articles by Kellan Howell

This Nov. 20, 2011, file photo shows TV and radio commentator Glenn Beck at the 114th Anniversary Justice Louis Brandeis award Dinner given by the Zionist Organization of America in New York. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

Glenn Beck: Karl Rove has 'the spine of a worm'

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck heightened his ongoing battle with former Bush adviser Karl Rove, saying he and other establishment Republicans "have the spine of a worm, the ethics of whores, and the integrity or pirates," on Friday. Published March 21, 2015

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., left, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 6, 2014, following a Senate vote on military sexual assaults. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) **FILE**

Sens. McCaskill, Ayotte move to abolish wasteful federal agency

Sens. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, and Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, on Thursday announced plans to reintroduce a bipartisan bill to slash a federal agency that has wasted roughly $10 million in taxpayer money over the past decade producing government reports that are already available online for free. Published March 19, 2015

The most egregious examples of government waste, fraud or abuse from TWT staff. (Golden Hammer cropped logo)

Employees at N.J. Naval base misused funds after Superstorm Sandy

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, civilian workers at New Jersey's Naval Weapons Station Earle used the base's money to buy ceramic tile, molding and toilet partitions for their personal houses and exploited overtime pay — with some putting in and being approved for 24-hour work shifts during the disaster. Published March 12, 2015

A passenger plane flies directly over a home as it brings increased noise to residential neighborhoods like this one near Phoenix as new FAA flight routes out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are affecting dozens of neighborhoods with the new noise that residents previously did not have to be subjected to Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Laveen, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

FAA computers at risk of cyberattacks, report says

The Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic control systems are not being adequately protected from cyber terrorists who could hack into the computer systems used to direct flights, a new report said. Published March 3, 2015