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David Eldridge

David Eldridge

David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website before moving on to editing and reporting stints at Roll Call, the Hill and InsideSources. He returned to The Times in 2016.


Articles by David Eldridge

Study: Liberal leanings hurt Republicans’ place in history

According to a University of Miami study, those historical rankings of American presidents that pop up every year or so are significantly weighted in favor of Democrats, thanks to the liberal leanings of academia. Published May 24, 2011

Durbin warns lawmakers against default

Sen. Richard J. Durbin warned Congress on Sunday against the idea of refusing to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion deficit ceiling. Published May 22, 2011

Rep. King: Obama is vulnerable in 2012

Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, said Thursday that President Obama's "mixed messages" on terrorism and his handling of the economy have opened the door for Republicans to deny him a second term next year. Published May 19, 2011

No-Trump — The Donald won’t run in 2012

Billionaire developer Donald Trump announced Monday he will not run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, ending an attention-grabbing flirtation with the race that briefly sent him to the top of the GOP polls. Published May 16, 2011

** FILE ** Tom Donilon (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

White House aide: Al Qaeda weakest since 2001

White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon said on Sunday that the volume of information seized on the al Qaeda terrorist network during last week's mission to kill Osama bin Laden was "equivalent to a small college library." Published May 8, 2011

Prospective 2012 presidential candidate former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota was a featured participant in Thursday's first debate in South Carolina.

Pawlenty raps Obama in GOP debate

President Obama's approval ratings have risen in recent days, but he was still a punching bag Thursday night for the Republican contenders who squared off in the nation's first official 2012 presidential debate. Published May 5, 2011

FCC chief, GOP spar on ‘net neutrality’

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Wednesday offered a strong defense of his agency's new Internet traffic regulations in the face of questioning from skeptical Republican lawmakers. Published May 5, 2011

**FILE** Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (Associated Press)

White House bid still possible, Daniels says

Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels, on a closely watched Washington visit, said Wednesday it's not too late to toss his hat into the ring if he decides on a White House run in 2012. Published May 4, 2011

Barrasso: Obama wants new credit card

Sen. John Barrasso said Sunday that Republicans are committed to holding the line on raising the debt ceiling unless President Obama agrees to significant concessions on reining in federal spending over the long term. Published May 1, 2011

Leppert setting fundraising pace in crowded senate race

Thanks in part to a $1.6 million personal loan to his own campaign, former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and his $2.6 million war chest have the early fundraising lead in a crowded field of Republicans looking to succeed Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in 2012. Published April 27, 2011

Tea party feels redistricting sting

Tea party-backed lawmakers who swept into office by taking on "establishment" politicians in both parties are paying the price in the redistricting process taking shape in state legislatures across the country. Published April 25, 2011

Trump profits at Romney’s expense

Donald Trump isn't officially in the Republican presidential sweepstakes yet, but he's easily dominating the GOP stage — taking another swipe over the weekend at would-be rival Mitt Romney, panning President Obama's budget speech and drawing a big crowd at a tea party rally in Boca Raton, Fla. Published April 17, 2011

Geithner: Debt-limit deal will happen

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner on Sunday predicted that Republicans and Democrats will reach a deal on raising the country's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. Published April 17, 2011

Rand Paul: Spending cuts must include Pentagon

Freshman Sen. Rand Paul, one of the leading voices of the tea party in Washington, said on Sunday that military spending will have to be cut if the country is going to get its debt problems under control. Published April 17, 2011

Democrat Ed Case, a former two-term member of the U.S. House, has his eyes on retiring Sen. Daniel K. Akaka's seat in 2012. (Associated Press)

First candidate files for Akaka’s seat

Former Rep. Ed Case of Hawaii is the first official candidate in what is expected to be a flood of candidates for the 2012 election to succeed retiring Sen. Daniel K. Akaka. Published April 11, 2011

Trump rides issue of Obama’s birth certificate

Would-be 2012 Republican nominee Donald Trump is riding doubts about President Obama's birth certificate to the front of the party's presidential contender field, the latest sign that the long-standing fringe controversy is going mainstream. Published April 10, 2011