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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

Larry Claffy, center, of Overland, and a patron of Faraci Pizza, in Ferguson, Mo., has words with Umar Lee outside the restaurant on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. There has been unrest in the St. Louis suburb since the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, by a white police officer. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

Rand Paul visits Ferguson ahead of more protests

Sen. Rand Paul became the first of the potential 2016 presidential candidates to visit Ferguson, Missouri, meeting with community civil rights leaders Friday. Published October 10, 2014

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., listens during a luncheon program at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) **FILE**

Marco Rubio deletes tweets praising Florida QB

After Twitter users blasted Sen. Marco Rubio for praising embattled University of Florida quarterback Treon Harris in a pair of ill-timed tweets over the weekend, the Florida Republican deleted the posts Thursday. Published October 10, 2014

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2014 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate has abandoned a sweeping Senate bill he helped write. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Senate Republicans warn against taxpayer bailout for health insurers

A coalition of Senate Republicans led by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday asking him to include in the next spending bill a ban on President Obama using tax dollars to bail out insurers suffering financial losses under Obamacare. Published October 9, 2014

Voters in Tennessee's 9th Congressional District to decide whether they will send a black woman who embraces the tea party to Congress. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Hill staffers name Congress' best and worst politicians

Congressional staffers favor Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, for president but are disappointed in Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican and Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, according to the Washingtonian magazine's latest "Best and Worst of Congress" list, published Thursday. Published October 9, 2014