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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

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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