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Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt is the Opinion Editor and a columnist for The Washington Times. Often seen as a Fox News contributor on the cable network’s signature evening news roundtable, Mr. Hurt in his 20-year career has worked his way up from a beat reporter for the Detroit News and Washington correspondent for the Charlotte Observer before joining The Washington Times in 2003. He later served as D.C. bureau chief and White House correspondent for the New York Post and editor at the Drudge Report.

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President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

EXCLUSIVE: Trump's 'unconventional' diplomacy opens doors, Pompeo says

In his first interview just hours after returning from the DMZ with Mr. Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is clearly pleased with the day's events. He is seated at the desk in his office aboard the Air Force 757 carrying him home after an eight-day diplomatic journey around the world. Published June 30, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, speaks at the G-20 summit event on the Digital Economy in Osaka, Japan, Friday, June 28, 2019. President Donald Trump, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, listen. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

You're welcome Japan; now it's time you help us

But, in fact, Mr. Trump's statement is a perfectly shrewd observation. Obviously, for 70 years now, America has been committed to the 1951 U.S.-Japan security treaty that put the United States on the hook for Japanese security. Published June 28, 2019

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described the White House as "afflicted by mental retardation" on Tuesday. Mr. Rouhani and President Trump have been exchanging escalating rhetorical jabs at one another. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) **FILE**

New beginnings in the Middle East

Conventional wisdom around here holds that once the smoke clears from all the lightning, thunder and pyrotechnics of President Trump's mighty thumb tweets, current foreign policy toward Iran is somehow remarkably similar to the previous administration's. Published June 26, 2019

Migrants applying for asylum in the U.S. make breakfast on the border in Tijuana, Mexico. (Associated Press)

Like Pedro says: 'You never sausage a place'

"Threats and temper tantrums" are better known as "smart negotiating skills." It is how this president managed for the first time in 40 years to find a solution to deal with an immigration problem that both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have refused to fix. Published June 9, 2019

Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Starved for attention, Mueller pulls a Jim Comey

In this latest episode of "Prosecutors Gone Wild," special counsel Robert Mueller performed what can only be described in legal terms as "pulling a Jim Comey." Published May 29, 2019

Maximum Security appeared to have won the 145th Kentucky Derby on Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky, however, the horse was disqualified for interference. (Associated Press)

Trump, the Kentucky Derby and fake news

In the stunning confusion of Saturday's Kentucky Derby as we tried to comprehend why Maximum Security's jockey had been disqualified after appearing to win the race, my first thought -- naturally -- was: "I cannot wait to see what President Trump tweets about this!" Published May 5, 2019

Oh, to work in Nancy Pelosi's vineyard

Once again, President Trump has hit upon a supposedly "controversial" proposal that has caused the entire herd of fainting goats in the Washington press corps to collapse in fevered panting and jerky spasms. And, once again, the idea is simple, logical and genius. Published April 12, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks at an annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trump is lone, sensible voice about privacy among all the nonsense

For 200 years, stringent safeguards have been in place to protect the civil liberties of U.S. citizens from unreasonable search and seizure. These protections severely restricted the federal government's ability to spy on Americans, especially on U.S. soil. Published April 7, 2019