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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

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry,  speaks, during a joint press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 12, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says both of Afghanistan's presidential candidates are committed to abiding by the results of the "largest, most comprehensive audit" of the election runoff ballots possible. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

U.S. lets $3.6M TV trucks sit unused in Afghanistan: IG

The United States' top watchdog for federal spending in Afghanistan on Friday called for Secretary of State John Kerry to reconsider a contract for three television trucks that have been left to collect dust in Kabul at a cost of $3.6 million to taxpayers. Published October 24, 2014

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