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Kelly Riddell

Kelly Riddell

Kelly Riddell is an investigative reporter for The Washington Times.

Before joining The Times, Kelly was a Washington-based reporter for Bloomberg News for six years, covering the intersection between business and politics through a variety of industry-based beats. She most recently covered technology, where her reports ranged from cybersecurity to congressional policymakers.

Before joining Bloomberg, she was a management consultant and worked with Fortune 500 companies on government policy and commerce. She has a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor's degree in government and Chinese from Hamilton College in upstate New York.

She can be reached at kriddell@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Kelly Riddell

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington (Associated Press) **FILE**

SEC sanctions Iraq War contractor for thwarting whistleblowers

The largest Iraq War defense contractor has been sanctioned by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for requiring its employees to sign a restrictive non-disclosure form, which prevented them from coming forward to report fraud and misconduct. Published April 1, 2015

Dennis Ross pushes zero-based budgeting for federal government

Kraft Foods is the latest in a long line of acquisitions by a private equity firm whose budget-cutting initiatives are so aggressive that employees complain they're asked to justify the cost of a photocopy. Now some politicians and 2016 GOP potential presidential contenders are imaging a world where the U.S. federal government is asked to do the same. Published March 30, 2015

The QuikTrip convenience store in Ferguson, Mo., was a target of racial protests last summer. Now, the parent company is joining corporate efforts to spur economic opportunity in the city. (Associated Press)

Ferguson eyes economic rebirth as corporations invest in troubled region, its residents

When the national news media descended on Ferguson, Missouri, in August, the city's QuikTrip quickly became a symbol of civil unrest and racial tensions. The convenience store's windows were smashed, the steel awnings were disfigured, and the building was looted and burned during street protests over the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in a confrontation just a few blocks away. Published March 18, 2015

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2014 file photo, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington.  It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Chairman of Judiciary Committee blasts FBI's handling of whistleblowers

Within the last two weeks, Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has written two scathing letters to the Department of Justice and the FBI questioning the law enforcement agency's treatment of whistleblowers and its handling of retaliation complaints. Published March 12, 2015

Presumed Democratic 2016 front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton's rush to action in Libya is drawing fire from her own party. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton takes fire from Democrats as Libya chaos creates terrorist safe haven

As Libya descends into a failed state — marked most recently by the beheadings of 21 Coptic Christians by jihadis — Democrats are beginning to question Hillary Rodham Clinton's rush to war in the country, and one in particular, former Sen. Jim Webb, may make national security the focal point of a presidential campaign. Published February 26, 2015

In this July 20, 2014, photo, shooters practice with pistols at the gun range at Dragonman's, a gun dealer east of Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) ** FILE **

U.S. court rules residency requirements for pistol buys is unconstitutional

A federal district court in Texas overturned a 1968 gun law prohibiting the sale of handguns to out-of-state residents, granting those who live in Washington, D.C., the ability to travel to an out-of-state gun store, buy a handgun and bring it home without a middleman. Published February 11, 2015

The chairman of a special House committee created to investigate the 2012 Benghazi tragedy on Monday instructed his staff to review secretly recorded tapes and intelligence reports that detail Hillary Clinton's role in advocating and executing the war in Libya, opening the door for a possible expansion of his probe. (Associated Press)

House Benghazi committee to review secret Hillary tapes on Libya

The chairman of a special House committee created to investigate the 2012 Benghazi tragedy on Monday instructed his staff to review secretly recorded tapes and intelligence reports that detail Hillary Clinton's role in advocating and executing the war in Libya, opening the door for a possible expansion of his probe. Published February 2, 2015

The gap between Hillary Rodham Clinton's rhetoric warning of a Rwanda-like slaughter of civilians in Libya and the facts gathered by career intelligence staff is taking on significance as the former secretary of state prepares another bid for the White House and her national security credentials are re-examined. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton's 'WMD' moment: U.S. intelligence saw false narrative in Libya

The intelligence community gathered no specific evidence of an impending genocide in Libya in spring 2011, undercutting Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's primary argument for using the U.S. military to remove Col. Moammar Gadhafi from power, an event that has left his country in chaos, according to officials with direct knowledge of the dispute. Published January 29, 2015

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-MO, questions on of the veterans testifying at a special hearing held by the U.S. House committee on Veteran's Affairs, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) ** FILE **

FDIC attempts to end Operation Choke Point with letter, action

In an effort to put an end to Operation Choke Point — a financial task force that was created by the Obama administration to "choke out" businesses it finds objectionable like gun shops — the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. issued a letter Wednesday, saying all banks should examine their customer relationships on a case by case basis and not by industry operational risk. Published January 28, 2015

Echoes of the past: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recalled the Rwanda genocide in making her case for U.S. intervention in Libya. (Associated Press Photographs)

Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan war

Top Pentagon officials and a senior Democrat in Congress so distrusted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2011 march to war in Libya that they opened their own diplomatic channels with the Gadhafi regime in an effort to halt the escalating crisis, according to secret audio recordings recovered from Tripoli. Published January 28, 2015

Demonstrators march on Pennsylvania Avenue toward Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, during the Justice for All march. More than 10,000 protesters are converging on Washington in an effort to bring attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. Civil rights organizations are holding a march to the Capitol on Saturday with the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two unarmed black men who died in incidents with white police officers. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action

There's a solitary man at the financial center of the Ferguson protest movement. No, it's not victim Michael Brown or Officer Darren Wilson. It's not even the Rev. Al Sharpton, despite his ubiquitous campaign on TV and the streets. Published January 14, 2015