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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at vrichardson@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Valerie Richardson

President Trump's son Barron is the first boy since John F. Kennedy Jr. to reside in the White House. (Associated Press)

Leave the boy alone: Barron Trump's mockers apologize after blowback

A slew of Inauguration Day tweets targeting President Trump's youngest child, Barron Trump, misfired spectacularly as Republicans and Democrats alike scrambled to the 10-year-old boy's defense, prompting apologies Monday along with reminders that presidential children, even in the age of no-holds-barred social media, are viewed as off-limits. Published January 23, 2017

Inauguration protests threatening to backfire on the Democrats

From blocking bridges and roads to shutting down Metro, disruptive protests attempting to undermine the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump before his first day in office could have the opposite effect — making the new president look statesmanlike by comparison, Republican observers say. Published January 19, 2017

The sun sets over the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C., on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. (Charlie Kaijo/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Inauguration protests threaten to backfire on Democrats

From blocking bridges and roads to shutting down Metro, disruptive protests attempting to undermine the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump before his first day in office could have the opposite effect -- making the new president look statesmanlike by comparison, Republican observers say. Published January 19, 2017

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat and a fierce critic of Donald Trump, has been interrogating some of his Cabinet nominees on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

Trump trashing and bashing becomes a permanent role for political left

Is the political left getting ahead of itself in bashing and trashing the Trump White House? Or are Democrats and left-wing groups gearing up for perpetual protest -- a never-ending onslaught of dissent and criticism aimed at delegitimizing the Trump presidency, discrediting the Trump administration and demonizing all things Trump? Published January 19, 2017