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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

Billionaire Democratic fundraiser Tom Steyer. (Associated Press)

Tom Steyer gives $55M to environmental groups

Tom Steyer, billionaire hedge-funder and former Obama bundler, has now become the biggest super PAC contributor of 2014, with a recent donation of $15 million to his own super PAC, NextGen Climate Action Committee. Published October 21, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Supreme Court clears the way for Texas voter ID law

The Supreme Court allowed Texas to enforce its strict voter identification laws in the upcoming midterms early Saturday morning. The decision, which came at 5 a.m., was unsigned and contained no reasoning. Published October 18, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson said Americans are losing confidence in a government that continues to delay imposing a travel ban on Ebola-ridden West African countries. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Ben Carson: Why is U.S. last on Ebola travel ban?

Conservative activist and former pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said Thursday that Americans were losing confidence in a government that continues to delay imposing a commercial travel ban on Ebola-ridden West African countries. Published October 16, 2014

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers the keynote address at the Dreamforce convention Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in San Francisco. Clinton said Tuesday the nation needs to close a "word gap" between low-income children and their more affluent peers. Other topic included her support of "net neutrality", her new granddaughter Charlotte and the importance of philanthropy. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Clinton jet travel to Iowa steak fry cost $50K

Sen. Tom Harkin spent $50,000 to fly Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband out to Iowa for his annual steak fry political get-together last month, according to new financial disclosure forms filed Tuesday. Published October 15, 2014

Mitt Romney speaks at an event unveiling the Brigham and Women's Hospital Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases, a new global initiative to accelerate treatments and cures for neurological diseases during a launch event on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Boston. (Aynsley Floyd/AP Images for Brigham and Women's Hospital)

Iowans want Mitt Romney for 2016: Poll

Former 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney has insisted he isn't running for president in 2016, but conservative voters in Iowa are hoping he will reconsider. Published October 15, 2014

Elizabeth Warren (Associated Press)

Elizabeth Warren: GOP left poor Americans behind

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, this weekend called Republicans' budget cuts selfish, saying the GOP's motto should be "I got mine, the rest of you are on your own." Published October 14, 2014

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014, file photo, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and vice presidential candidate speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington. A police report released Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, detailed a brawl that broke out at an Anchorage house party and involved members of Palin's family, including allegations that Bristol Palin punched the host several times in the face. No arrests were made, and no one wanted to press charges, according to the report into the Sept. 6 brawl. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Sarah Palin PAC spends $45K on GOP races

Former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is using her fundraising arm to hoist up Republican candidates, donating $45,000 across nine races. Published October 14, 2014