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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

Sacrificed: An image taken from a video released by the SITE Intelligence Group shows American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff, 31, just before his execution. (SITE Intelligence Group via Associated Press)

Bipartisan senators pass bill authorizing $10M for info on Foley, Sotloff executions

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators praised their colleagues in a joint statement for unanimously passing a bill to authorize $10 million in reward money for information that would bring justice to the individuals responsible for the capture and murder of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. Published September 19, 2014


Ayotte calls for 'lethal assistance' in Ukraine

Sen. Kelly Ayotte called on President Obama to provide "lethal assistance" to Ukraine after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint session of Congress on Thursday. Published September 18, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry speaks the during the Stars of Texas awards ceremony at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Ricardo B. Brazziell)

Perry strikes back, invites Mexico's Peña Nieto to visit Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry responded to harsh criticism from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in a letter on Wednesday, inviting him to come to Texas to see the professionalism of the National Guard troops now stationed at the Texas border. Published September 17, 2014

Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a news conference near Bunkerville, Nev., April 24, 2014. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Nevada rancher Bundy stumps for third-party candidates, still hitting feds on land grabs

Cliven Bundy, the controversial cattle rancher who challenged the federal government over rangeland, said in Nevada on Thursday that a transfer of public land from federal to state control was unnecessary because it rightfully belongs to Nevada. At a Tea Party gathering in Elko, Mr. Bundy told local advocates for the transfer that a man can't ask for something he already owns. Published September 13, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Nancy Pelosi: GOP Senate would end 'civilization as we know it'

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi told "Real Time" host Bill Maher that Democrats are not "fear-mongers" but in the same breath said civilization is doomed if Republicans manage to take control of the Senate in November. Published September 13, 2014