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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

Lawmakers condemn burning of Koran

Congressional leaders Sunday denounced the recent Koran burning in Florida that is being blamed for days of deadly anti-American riots across Afghanistan and hinted at possible congressional condemnation or hearings. Published April 3, 2011

Justices bore into validity of Arizona election-finance law

The Supreme Court, which in recent years has looked unfavorably upon attempts to limit spending in elections, fired off a string of skeptical questions during arguments Monday on the constitutionality of Arizona's campaign-finance law. Published March 28, 2011

Clinton, Gates see success in Libya

One day ahead of a major address by President Obama on the crisis in Libya, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates praised the no-fly zone being enforced by the United States and its allies as a success. Published March 27, 2011

White House defends mission in Libya

After a week of criticism that the White House has failed to articulate a clear mission on the military intervention in Libya, the Obama administration dispatched two Cabinet members to push back on the Sunday talk shows. Published March 27, 2011

Pawlenty sets up 2012 run exploration

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, trying to break out of the crowded pack of would-be contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, took a step forward Monday with the announcement of a presidential exploratory committee. Published March 21, 2011

Nuclear plant locations across U.S. under review

Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Sunday the nuclear crisis in Japan will force American officials to re-evaluate the locations of nuclear reactors in the U.S., including the Indian Point Energy Center, a three-reactor facility about 40 miles north of New York City. Published March 20, 2011

**FILE** Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican (Associated Press)

Senators: U.S. action will ‘turn the tide’ in Libya

Two senators who have been leading the call for American intervention on behalf of the pro-democracy forces in Libya predicted on Sunday that this weekend's action will "turn the tide." Published March 20, 2011

Mullen: Early stage of Libya assault going well

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the initial hours of the U.S.-led air and missile assault on the forces of Libya's Col. Moammar Gadhafi have gone well, but "there is a great deal still to be done." Published March 20, 2011

The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Fed stands pat on interest rates

The board of the Federal Reserve, citing an economy on "firmer footing," on Tuesday said it will hold the line on its benchmark funds rate range and reaffirmed its $600 billion Treasury bond-purchase program designed to boost the still-struggling U.S. economy. Published March 15, 2011

Fla. governor backs limits on bargaining

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Monday that fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker did the right thing by limiting the collective-bargaining rights of state workers in Wisconsin. Published March 14, 2011

"We need to consider moving toward the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to put the oil we have … into the economy," said Sen. Richard J. Durbin. (Associated Press)

Obama urged to tap strategic oil reserves

Amid concerns that rising gas prices could derail the economic recovery, Democrats are calling on President Obama to tap the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Published March 13, 2011

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, California Republican

Lawmakers predict new stopgap budget will pass

Lawmakers from both parties said Sunday that a new compromise federal budget deal is likely to be approved this week despite lingering questions from freshmen Republicans in the House. Published March 13, 2011

Rep. John D. Dingell, Michigan Democrat, said he agrees in principle with Republican objections to the FCC's Internet rules but that it's a matter for courts to decide. (Associated Press)

GOP panel members balk at new Net rules

Republican lawmakers, calling the FCC's new Internet regulations an "overreach" and a "solution in search of a problem" voted Wednesday to move forward with an attempt to overturn the new neutrality rules backed by the White House. Published March 9, 2011

GOP freshman: We’re just getting started on cuts

Georgia Rep. Tom Graves, who is emerging as one of the leaders of the huge contingent of freshmen Republicans in the House, said his fellow budget hawks in the Class of 2010 are just getting started. Published March 8, 2011

Former Godfather's Pizza executive Herman Cain is among those cultivating the GOP grass roots in Iowa. (Herman Cain Presidential Exploratory Committee)

Iowa ‘kickoff’ plays host to 5 hopefuls for 2012 GOP nod

The 2012 presidential derby began in earnest Monday night, with five would-be Republican standard-bearers vying for support from influential social conservatives in Waukee, Iowa — 11 months before the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses. Published March 7, 2011

Of her party's proposed $60 billion in budget cuts, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, said, "We can't stop there." (Associated Press)

Boehner feeling heat from tea party

House Speaker John A. Boehner and the GOP's uneasy partnership with the tea party seems to be fraying at the edges. Published March 6, 2011

Durbin: No more budget cuts in domestic spending

Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin on Sunday said Democrats need to stand firm on further concessions in the ongoing federal budget-cutting battles with the GOP. Published March 6, 2011