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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

GOP could take bite out of Blue Dogs

Across the country, Blue Dog Democrats — whose 54 members represent more than one-fifth of their party's 255-seat majority and many of the country's most contested swing districts— find themselves squarely in the cross hairs. Published October 4, 2010

Health sector a big spender in fall election

Six months after the passage of President Obama's landmark health care reform, health care industry groups are spending a record amount of cash on candidates and causes as the prospect of major Republican gains this fall puts the future of Mr. Obama's signature legislative accomplishment in doubt. Published September 26, 2010

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray "failed to hold a hearing on any of the proposal packages" submitted by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty after a previous contract award to Interlot, said D.C. Attorney General Peter J. Nickles. (The Washington Times)

Gray hedges on school chief’s fate in D.C. debate

Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty and D.C. City Council Chairman Vincent Gray squared off Wednesday in their latest face-to-face debate ahead of a sharply contested Sept. 14 Democratic primary. Published September 1, 2010

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2009 file photo, a man walks in the backdrop of Mount Ama Dablam at Syangboche, a town in Nepal. Some climate scientists are calling for drastic changes in how future United Nations climate reports are done. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)

Changes urged for troubled U.N. climate panel

The United Nations' influential climate change panel needs to make "fundamental changes" to avoid errors and charges of bias, according to a review released Monday. Published August 30, 2010


In a Maryland rematch, Ehrlich landing punches

On paper, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley should be cruising to re-election this fall, with a relatively strong state economy, a rising profile in the Democratic Party and a Republican opponent he soundly defeated four years ago. Published June 15, 2010

** FILE ** Carly Fiorina (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

Fiorina: Race is about jobs, not hairstyles

Former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina, who won the California GOP Senate primary Tuesday, said Sunday she regretted her remarks about the hairstyle of her opponent, Sen. Barbara Boxer. Published June 13, 2010

Clinton on the stump for Lincoln

Hoping to avoid becoming the next high-profile incumbent to fall this political season, Sen. Blanche Lincoln is banking on a last-minute campaign boost from former President Bill Clinton to pull out a come-from-behind win in Tuesday's Democratic primary runoff vote. Published June 3, 2010

BP: ‘Oil is going to flow for a while’

After the latest failure to stem the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, BP and Obama administration officials took to the Sunday talk shows to outline the next step: another attempt to place a containment dome over the gushing well. Published May 30, 2010

GOP’s Issa calls for White House probe

Rep. Darrell Issa, California Repubican, repeated calls Sunday for an independent investigation of whether the White House offered a job as an enticement to persuade a Senate candidate to end his campaign. Published May 30, 2010

In Senate race in Kentucky, the son also rises

Just days before the party primaries in Kentucky, outsider Senate candidate Rand Paul holds a double-digit lead over Secretary of State Trey Grayson, the "establishment" Republican anointed by the GOP's Washington leadership - including Senate minority leader and fellow Kentuckian Mitch McConnell. Published May 14, 2010