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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller reports from the White House on politics, policy and political campaigns for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at smiller@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by S.A. Miller

Martin O'Malley supporters see campaign fading

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has refused to quietly bow out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, as he intensifies attacks on his rivals, barnstorms early-voting states and trumpets hot-button issues such as gun control — but even his fans say it's the death throes of his campaign. Published October 28, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Sanders has a tough time turning his socialist visions into reality

Sen. Bernard Sanders' promises of a democratic socialist revolution have enthralled liberal voters this campaign season, but the Vermont independent's legislative record shows he has had a tough time turning his progressive vision into reality. Published October 27, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the University of Chicago in Chicago, in this Sept. 28, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) ** FILE **

Bernie Sanders: Socialism not 'scary'

Democratic presidential candidate and self-described democratic socialist Sen. Bernard Sanders said Tuesday that American voters will stop being afraid of socialism and embrace it once he explains how many government benefits they would get. Published October 27, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt,  speaks during a campaign rally in Springfield, Mass., in this Oct. 3, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) ** FILE **

Bernie Sanders slams Ben Carson's abortion stance on 'The View'

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders on Monday said that GOP rival Ben Carson's support for overturning Roe vs. Wade to make abortion illegal was emblematic of the Republican Party's "extreme right-wing agenda." Published October 26, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, before the House Benghazi Committee.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hillary Clinton: Libyan gun-running scheme not 'serious'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was forced Thursday to address for the first time reports of U.S. involvement in supplying arms to Libyan rebels during the revolution and later transferring weapons to Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow the government of President Bashar Assad. Published October 22, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, before the House Benghazi Committee. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Hillary Clinton pins responsibility on Christopher Stevens

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton brushed aside emails Thursday that showed she privately told family and world leaders that the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi was a terrorist assault, and said Ambassador Christopher Stevens was responsible for his own decisions regarding skimpy security ahead of his death. Published October 22, 2015

Gowdy, Cummings face off before Clinton's Benghazi testimony

Before the public and invited guests began filing the seats for an ornate congressional hearing room for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's much anticipated testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, the committee's Republican chairman and the panel's top Democrat met on the dais. Published October 22, 2015

How Hillary Rodham Clinton handles herself on Thursday could go a long way toward shaping Americans' views of her as she prepares to ask voters to trust her with the White House. (Associated Press)

Clinton's Benghazi testimony, demeanor crucial in bid to earn voters' trust

The burning question on Capitol Hill is which Hillary Rodham Clinton will show up Thursday to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi: the affable and polished politician who wowed the Democratic presidential debate last week or the combative woman whose 2013 testimony has become a campaign liability. Published October 21, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during the Alabama Semi-Annual Democratic Conference at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala., on Oct. 17, 2015. (Albert Cesare /The Montgomery Advertiser via Associated Press) ** FILE **

Clinton defenders blast Benghazi probe as waste

A day before Hillary Rodham Clinton's testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, her Democratic allies intensified attacks Wednesday on the Republican-run panel. Published October 21, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a meeting of the Alabama Democratic Conference in Hoover, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Clinton tells black Alabama Democrats that she'd champion voting rights in the White House. She says Republicans are dismantling the progress of the civil rights movement. (AP Photo/Mark Almond)

Hillary Clinton scores big with black mayors

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton boasted Tuesday that she had racked up endorsements from more than 50 black U.S. mayors, highlighting the weakness of rival Sen. Bernard Sanders with black voters. Published October 20, 2015

An analysis by The Wall Street Journal found that if Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders is elected president in 2016 and gets all of his wishes for free college and health care and more social programs, the costs would be in the trillions. (Associated Press)

Bernie Sanders' socialist agenda carries price tag in the trillions

Sen. Bernard Sanders' socialist views have made him a colorful and enticing presence in the Democratic presidential race, but he's under increasing pressure to explain his political philosophy as his plans for massive social programs and huge tax increases start to sink in with voters. Published October 19, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is welcomed to the stage by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York in this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) ** FILE **

Bill Clinton to stump for Hillary on campaign trail in Iowa

Former President Bill Clinton will join Hillary Rodham Clinton on the campaign trail in Iowa this weekend, making his first visit to the state in support of his wife's 2016 Democratic run for president. Published October 19, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a White House Champions of Change Law Enforcement and Youth meeting, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, in this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Joe Biden ready to run for president: lawmaker

Expectations that Vice President Joseph R. Biden will soon enter the Democratic race for president are mounting in Washington, with sources spreading the word that the announcement is imminent. Published October 19, 2015