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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

Alexander downplays Trump poll

Sen. Lamar Alexander, weighing in on the 2012 presidential race, put in a plug for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Sunday. Published March 6, 2011

Akaka retirement opens door for GOP

The retirement of four-term Sen. Daniel K. Akaka is likely to force Democrats, already facing a slew of tough races next year, to gear up for another battle in a state where they haven't lost a Senate race in more than 30 years — deep-blue Hawaii. Published March 3, 2011

Rep. Quayle finds ‘a lot of waste in Washington’

Freshman Rep. Ben Quayle said Wednesday that a Government Accountability Office report on redundancy and waste in the federal government shows how much more work Congress has to do to "change the culture" in Washington. Published March 2, 2011

Wis. governor unswayed by budget-stance critics

Gov. Scott Walker refused to back down Sunday in his budget showdown with Wisconsin's public-employee unions, saying the state is poised at a historic crossroads. Published February 27, 2011

Florida, Connecticut governors differ on taxes

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, each facing a similar budget shortfall — more than $3 billion in each state — defended their differing approaches Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." Published February 27, 2011

REACHING OUT: Sens. John McCain and Joseph I. Lieberman discuss plans for Libya at Tahrir Square in Cairo on Sunday. (Associated Press)

Get tough on Libya, senators tell Obama

Sens. John McCain and Joe Lieberman on Sunday criticized President Obama's handling of the ongoing revolution in Libya, urging the White House to enforce a "no-fly" zone over the North African country to prevent strongman Moammar Gadhafi from using air power against anti-government protesters. Published February 27, 2011

Lt. governor leads Senate field in Texas

A new poll finds there are two tiers among the list of Texas Republicans scrambling to replace retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison: There's Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Then there's everybody else. Published February 24, 2011

FCC chief defends new ‘rules of road’ on net neutrality

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday hammered the Obama administration's move to regulate the Internet, but Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski stood his ground, offering no apologies for the agency's new "net neutrality" rules. Published February 16, 2011

FCC chief defends new ‘rules of road’ on net neutrality

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday hammered the Obama administration's move to regulate the Internet, but Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski stood his ground, offering no apologies for the agency's new "net neutrality" rules. Published February 16, 2011

Web of objections to greet FCC chairman

When a sharply divided Federal Communications Commission approved sweeping Internet regulations in December, Republican lawmakers vowed that the incoming Congress would undo the action. That effort begins in earnest Wednesday with the appearance of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski before a key House panel to defend the "net neutrality" rules. Published February 15, 2011

Obama seeks shared sacrifice in budget fight

"Everybody's going to have to give a little bit" to solve the nation's fiscal problems, President Obama told reporters at a hastily called White House press briefing Tuesday morning. Published February 15, 2011

Graham reiterates U.S. support for Israel

Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said Sunday the United States will "stand by Israel without equivocation" as Egypt transitions to a new government. Published February 13, 2011

Arizona’s Sen. Kyl to retire

Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, announced in Phoenix on Thursday he will not seek a fourth term in 2012. Published February 10, 2011

Pence: Cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood

Rep. Mike Pence, Indiana Republican, on Wednesday said undercover videotapes that appear to show Planned Parenthood clinic employees offering advice to a "pimp" and services for underage prostitutes are just the latest evidence that Congress needs to cut funding to the organization. Published February 9, 2011

Rumsfeld: Mixed signals on Egypt ‘unfortunate’

Former Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld raised fresh questions Wednesday about the Obama administration's handling of the crisis in Egypt, saying he hoped behind-the-scenes diplomacy was going more smoothly than it appears from the outside. Published February 9, 2011

Gulf of Mexico seen as recovering by 2014

The Gulf of Mexico could be largely recovered from the effects of the massive BP oil spill by 2014, the Obama administration's point man in charge of the firm's $20 billion victims' compensation fund said Wednesday. Published February 2, 2011

Democrats already targeting first-term GOP congressmen

Democrats aren't wasting any time in trying to define first and negatively a crop of House Republicans they want to knock off in 2012, launching new radio and Web ad campaigns in 19 swing districts just under three months after the midterm elections. Published January 31, 2011