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Carleton Bryant

Carleton Bryant

Carleton Bryant is the assistant managing editor for strategic planning and development/special projects for The Washington Times. He previously served as The Times' Metropolitan desk editor, Features desk editor and an assistant National desk editor, as well as a National and Metropolitan reporter. He currently writes a humor blog and weekly humor column — both titled "Out of Context" — and helps produce The Times' nationally syndicated radio show, "America's Morning News." He is a Navy veteran and a Catholic school survivor. He lives in Maryland with his wife and their two children. He can be found at, Facebook and Twitter (user name: nittwit7000).

Articles by Carleton Bryant

Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat, and his allies in Congress say they are determined to make the Affordable Care Act work no matter what stands in their way. The GOP, however, is not relenting. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Two Baltimore colleges to receive CDC grants to stop disease spread

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has chosen two Baltimore universities, along with four other academic institutions, to become Prevention Epicenters — focused on stopping the spread of infectious diseases, including the Ebola virus, in health care facilities across the country and around the world. Published October 7, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, right, speaks to the media next to his wife, Dorothy. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Virginia braces for heavy rains, Hurricane Joaquin

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Wednesday after heavy rains had caused widespread flooding on Tuesday and more downpours were expected over the next days as Hurricane Joaquin approaches the East Coast. As much as 10 of inches of rain is expected by week's end. Published September 30, 2015

An extensive archive from the career of actor and comedian Jerry Lewis, including rarely seen films, long-lost TV recordings and home videos, will have a new home at the Library of Congress, curators announced on Monday. (Associated Press)

Jerry Lewis trove to be preserved by Library of Congress

The French have long revered him as an artistic icon, and now America's oldest cultural institution is recognizing his contribution to the world of entertainment: The Library of Congress announced Monday it has acquired a trove of films and other materials highlighting the life and career of Jerry Lewis. Published September 14, 2015

FILE-In this Nov. 18, 2003 file photo, John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Hinckley Jr. is currently awaiting a decision from a federal judge in Washington about whether he will be allowed to live full-time outside a mental hospital where he has been since being found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 shooting that wounded Reagan and three others. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Monitoring of Hinckley at issue as judge weighs full release

Federal prosecutors and hospital officials treating John W. Hinckley Jr. are still locked in disagreements over conditions for his full-time release from St. Elizabeths mental hospital in the District, as a federal judge nears a decision on the fate of President Reagan's would-be assassin. Published June 17, 2015

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., talks at a news conference in Rockville, Md., on Monday, March 9, 2015 after announcing endorsements for his candidacy for U.S. Senate.   Van Hollen announced last week he would seek the Senate seat that will be vacated by retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who announced last week she won’t run for re-election in 2016.  (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Van Hollen picks up support in Senate bid

Montgomery County officials staged a show of support for Rep. Chris Van Hollen's candidacy to replace Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski on Monday amid word that the Democratic primary for the open seat is becoming crowded. Published March 9, 2015

Vice Adm. Willy Hilarides (center) watches his wife Beverly break a bottle against the wall during the reopening ceremony for the Naval Sea Systems Command's headquarters building at the Washington Navy Yard. On the far left is Rear Admiral Katherine L. Gregory. The building was the site of the shooting rampage on Sept. 16, 2013. (U.S. Navy)

Navy christens site of shooting rampage as command center

About 400 employees of the Naval Sea Systems Command returned to work Monday at the Washington Naval Yard for the first since a dozen of their co-workers were killed there in a 2013 shooting rampage. Published February 2, 2015

Taiwan's defenses weaker against Chinese attack, ex-VP says

Taiwan’s former vice president said Friday that her country’s defenses against China have grown weaker under President Ma Ying-jeou, agreeing with a former U.S. diplomat’s recent critical assessment of Taiwan’s military and security. Published April 12, 2013