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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

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Tavis Smiley: Obama's race speech 'weak as Kool-Aid'

President Obama's personal remarks Friday on his reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict have been praised by many, including the parents of Trayvon Martin, but black talk-show host Tavis Smiley says it's too little too late. Published July 21, 2013

Paul McCartney is pictured during his "Out There" tour. (MPL Communications Ltd./MJ Kim)

CONCERT REVIEW: Paul McCartney at Nationals Park

An energized, ebullient Paul McCartney — bounding from guitar to piano and back, clearly enjoying himself — showed a packed house at Nationals Park that his longtime rival Mick Jagger isn't the only graying 1960s icon with a time machine. Published July 14, 2013

CODEPINK founder Medea Benjamin shouts at President Obama as she is removed from the back of the auditorium during his speech about national security on May 23, 2013, at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington. (Associated Press)

Heckler brings Obama speech to a halt

President Obama's speech on resetting the war on terror ground to a halt halfway through when an anti-Gitmo heckler repeatedly interrupted. Published May 23, 2013

**FILE** Tamerlan Tsarnaev smiles after accepting the trophy for winning the 2010 New England Golden Gloves Championship in Lowell, Mass., on Feb. 17, 2010. The 26-year-old boxer, who had been known to the FBI as Suspect No. 1 in the Boston Marathon explosions and was seen in surveillance footage in a black baseball cap, was killed on April 19, 2013, officials said. (Associated Press/The Lowell Sun)

Texas lawmaker: Older brother likely received training in Chechnya

The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security said Sunday he thinks 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers suspected in last week's Boston Marathon bombing, may have been trained by a terrorist organization in Chechnya. Published April 21, 2013

A recent trip to Cuba by Jay-Z and Beyonce has drawn scrutiny from Cuban-American lawmakers who don't believe the visit should have been approved. (Associated Press)

Marco Rubio: Visit by Jay-Z, Beyonce to Cuba was 'hypocritical'

As Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, on Sunday called the entertainers' visit to the communist island "hypocritical," The Associated Press reported that two other Cuban-American politicians want to know why the Treasury Department approved the trip. Published April 14, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Md., on Thursday, March 14, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Immigration draft lays out contentious points plan to reward, select immigrants

The immigration reform bill that senators are writing in secret would move U.S. policy to a points-based system that would reward immigrants who are taking care of disabled parents at the same level as those who have earned master's degrees in high-tech fields, according to a draft of the legislation reviewed by The Washington Times. Published April 14, 2013

Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican (Associated Press)

Sen. Bob Corker: 'Grand bargain' fiscal deal 'possible'

Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, said Sunday that his GOP colleagues would support a "grand bargain" — a long-term deal addressing the country's fiscal problems — that includes additional tax revenue if President Obama and the Democrats will back substantive reform in entitlement programs. Published March 17, 2013

Rand Paul filibuster is music to many ears; senator raises profile for 2016

Three days after Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster propelled the senator from Kentucky into the national political spotlight, Washington was still abuzz Sunday with pundits weighing implications for 2016 and Republicans debating whether to embrace the libertarian-leaning senator's vigorous defense of due process. Published March 10, 2013

National Rifle Association CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre (background) said on "Fox News Sunday" that the American people want enforcement of gun laws already in place. "They don't want more laws imposed on what is only going to be the law-abiding," he said. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

As gun-ban prospects fade, NRA takes aim elsewhere

As gun-control proponents increasingly downplay a proposed assault weapons ban to focus instead on background checks, Wayne LaPierre made clear Sunday the National Rifle Association's position: No new gun laws. Published February 3, 2013

** FILE ** Texas Gov. Rick Perry, campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination, speaks in Greenville, S.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Scouts not the place for sexuality lessons

After welcoming an annual gathering of hundreds of Boy Scouts to the Texas Capitol on Saturday, Gov. Rick Perry, an Eagle Scout himself, said the youth organization should stand firm on its ban on openly gay members and volunteers. Published February 2, 2013

Ann Romney speaks at a rally in support of her husband, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, at the Strongsville Recreation Center in Strongsville, Ohio, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Massachusetts GOP reaching out to Romneys for a Senate run?

Casting about for a viable GOP candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Republicans are looking to two key members of Team Romney who dramatically raised their national profiles during last year's presidential contest: Ann Romney, the wife of the candidate, and Taggart "Tagg" Romney, the candidate's oldest son. Published February 2, 2013