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Stephen Dinan

Stephen Dinan can be reached at sdinan@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Stephen Dinan

Researcher: NASA hiding climate data

The fight over global warming science is about to cross the Atlantic with a U.S. researcher poised to sue NASA, demanding release of the same kind of climate data that has landed a leading British center in hot water over charges it skewed its data. Published December 3, 2009

Global warming controversy reaches NASA climate data

The fight over climate science is about to cross the Atlantic with a U.S. researcher poised to sue NASA, demanding the release of the same kind of information that landed a leading British center in hot water over charges that it skewed its data. Published December 3, 2009

Health bills fail to block illegals from coverage

Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants could receive health care coverage from their employers under the bills winding their way through Congress, despite President Obama's explicit pledge that illegal immigrants would not benefit. Published November 30, 2009

Grayson's Senate filibuster petition faulted

Rep. Alan Grayson, Florida Democrat, is trying to make it easier to prevent Senate filibusters, arguing that President George W. Bush got better treatment than President Obama is getting. Published November 28, 2009

Obama to unveil Afghan plans at West Point

President Obama will lay out his strategy on Afghanistan on Tuesday in an address to the nation from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., the White House said Wednesday. Published November 26, 2009

Climate czar rejects doctored data claims

Obama administration climate czar Carol Browner on Wednesday rejected claims that e-mails stolen from a British university show that climate scientists trumped up global-warming numbers, saying she considers the science settled. Published November 26, 2009

Climate 'czar' says hacked e-mails don't change anything

Obama administration climate czar Carol Browner on Wednesday rejected claims that e-mails stolen from a British university show climate scientists trumped up global warming numbers, saying she considers the science settled. Published November 25, 2009

Obama to outline war plan at West Point

President Obama will lay out his strategy on Afghanistan Tuesday in an address to the nation from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the White House said Wednesday. Published November 25, 2009

Obama to attend Denmark climate summit

President Obama will commit the U.S. to dramatic reductions in greenhouse gases by 2050 and will personally travel to a U.N. climate summit next month to drive the pledge, the White House said Wednesday. Published November 25, 2009

20-pound, 2,074-page bill steals show

The real star of the health care debate this weekend has been the 2,074-page bill — a physical manifestation of the size and scope of what's at stake as senators consider the overhaul of one-sixth of the nation's economy. Published November 22, 2009

Key Democrat breaks with Obama on terror trials

House Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton on Friday said the Obama administration may be making a big mistake by trying the men accused of planning the Sept. 11 attack in U.S. criminal courts, becoming the highest-ranking Democrat to challenge the decision announced last week by Attorney General Eric H. Holder. Published November 21, 2009

Massive bill steals show in health care debate

The real star of the health care debate this weekend has been the Democrats' 2,074-page bill — a physical manifestation of the size and scope of what's at stake as senators consider the overhaul of one-sixth of the nation's economy. Published November 21, 2009

Key Dem breaks with Obama on trials

House Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton on Friday said the Obama administration may be making a big mistake by trying in U.S. criminal courts the men accused of planning the Sept. 11 attacks, becoming the highest-ranking Democrat to publicly question the decision announced last week by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Published November 21, 2009

Republicans threaten to block terror trials

House Republicans say they'll make Democrats feel the political heat for President Obama's decision to try Sept. 11 attack plotters in U.S. civilian courts by trying to force a vote on a bill to block those trials. Published November 17, 2009

Environmental laws put gaps in Mexico border security

On the U.S.-Mexico border, border security suffers in National Park Service areas that have blocked construction of parts of the "virtual fence" and that allow easier crossings for illegal immigrants. Published November 16, 2009

Immigration bill is promoted for 2010

Declaring success in border security and immigration enforcement, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday that the federal government has done its work and now it's time for Congress to pass a broad bill to legalize illegal immigrants. Published November 14, 2009

ACORN sues government over funding

ACORN sued the federal government Thursday, charging that efforts by Congress and President Obama to stop federal money from going to the community activist organization are unconstitutional because they single the group out for punishment. Published November 13, 2009

ACORN sues feds over funding cuts

ACORN has sued the federal government, charging that Congress and President Obama's efforts to stop federal funding are unconstitutional because they single out the group as bad actors. Published November 12, 2009

Airport rules changed after Ron Paul aide detained

After being detained for carrying $4,700 through airport security, an angry aide to Rep. Ron Paul caused the Transportation Security Administration quietly changing its rules. Published November 11, 2009