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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

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

** FILE ** Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, raised his standing among Republicans hungry for a presidential winner with his nearly 13-hour filibuster last week. What Rand Paul did on the floor this week was fantastic,” said House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” (Associated Press)

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

President Obama engages in target practice in a shot dated Aug. 4, 2012. (White House)

White House produces photo of skeet-shooting Obama

After a week of skepticism about the president's claim that he shoots skeet at Camp David, the White House on Saturday unexpectedly released a photo of Mr. Obama, gun to shoulder, getting in some target practice in a shot dated Aug. 4, 2012. Published February 2, 2013

The dome of the Capitol is reflected in a skylight of the Capitol Visitor's Center in Washington on  Jan. 1, 2013. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

GOP’s Rep. Susan Brooks: Washington could learn from Indiana’s balanced budget

Rep. Susan Brooks, a first-term Republican congresswoman from Indiana, said her state could teach Washington lawmakers a lot about balancing the budget. Delivering the weekly GOP Internet and radio address on Saturday, Mrs. Brooks criticized the Democrat-led Senate in Washington for its failure to pass a budget since 2009. Published February 2, 2013

** FILE ** Internet activist Aaron Swartz poses for a photo in Miami Beach, Fla., in 2009. He was found dead on Friday, Jan. 11, in his apartment in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Saturday, Jan. 26, the hacker group Anonymous attacked a Justice Department website, claiming that an unjustified investigation by the federal government prompted him to commit suicide. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Michael Francis McElroy)

Hackers take over federal website, threatens ‘war’ on U.S. government

A group of computer hackers, angry over the suicide of an Internet freedom activist who had been under investigation from the Obama administration's Justice Department, took over a federal website early Saturday and announced it is "declaring war on the U.S. government." Published January 26, 2013

Then-Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain announces he is suspending his campaign as his wife, Gloria (left), looks on, on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis) ** FILE **

Herman Cain says Nein-Nein-Nein to Georgia GOP Senate run

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, reacting to the news Friday that Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss plans to retire at the end of his current term, said he won't seek the open seat — despite polls that show the Atlanta businessman the overwhelming favorite in 2014. Published January 26, 2013

** FILE ** Members of a Yakima, Wash., weapons seller carry firearms to a Second Amendment rally near the state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. (Seattle Times via Associated Press)

Senators say Obama’s proposal for gun control has little support

Republican senators Sunday indicated that little support exists on Capitol Hill — even among some Democrats — for the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips called for in President Obama's gun control initiative. Published January 20, 2013

President Obama signed executive orders in the presence of children who wrote to him about gun violence. Among them were (from left) Hinna Zeejah, 8, and Nadia Zeejah, Hinna's mother; Taejah Goode, 10, and Kimberly Graves, Taejah's mother; Julia Stokes, 11, and Theophil Stokes, Julia's father; and Grant Fritz, 8, and Elisabeth Carlin, Grant's mother. (Associated Press)

Obama takes gun control case to the public

Three days after outlining his administration's ambitious new gun control initiative, President Obama on Saturday asked supporters to keep the heat on members of Congress.Three days after outlining his administration's ambitious new gun control initiative, President Obama on Saturday asked supporters to keep the heat on members of Congress. Published January 19, 2013

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell (AP Photo/Eric Reichbaum) ** FILE **

Powell: Vietnam vet Hagel is ‘superbly qualified’

Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell on Sunday vigorously defended President Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to run the Defense Department, saying the former Republican senator is "superbly qualified." Published January 13, 2013

** FILE ** Colin Powell, a secretary of state in the George W. Bush administration and a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with President Obama in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington in December 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Colin Powell: Undercurrent of ‘intolerance’ in GOP

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that some of his colleagues in the Republican Party have used insulting racial code to attack President Obama — and the comments have seriously damaged the party's standing with minorities. Published January 13, 2013