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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

**FILE** In these photos from Sept. 26, 2012, President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney both campaign in the battleground state of Ohio. (Associated Press)

Ryan, Biden on stump; Romney, Obama eye Wednesday's debate

With both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney off the campaign trail on Saturday, the vice presidential candidates had the day's political spotlight to themselves, with Paul Ryan speaking to supporters in New Hampshire and Joseph R. Biden stumping for votes in Florida. Published September 29, 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney laughs as he hands out beef jerky to the press on his campaign plane, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Romney rips Obama over Middle East

Four days before facing Barack Obama in the first of three presidential debates, Mitt Romney used his weekly podcast speech to sharpen his critique of his opponent, charging the president with bungling the crisis in the Middle East. Published September 29, 2012

**FILE** A foreclosure sign blows Feb. 23, 2009, in the wind in front of a home under foreclosure in Antioch, Calif. (Associated Press)

Obama urges Congress to help homeowners

President Obama on Saturday urged Congress to pass his plan to ease mortgage refinancing for more cash-strapped homeowners. Published September 29, 2012

President Barack Obama walks from Usinger's Sausage to his car while eating bratwurst, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In Wisconsin, Obama takes jab at Romney's '47 percent' flap

While Mitt Romney was in California on Saturday raising cash, President Obama made a campaign and fundraising swing through Wisconsin, a traditionally blue state that some Republicans think is in play this year, thanks to the presence of favorite son Paul Ryan on the Republican ticket. Published September 22, 2012

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Romney stands by his campaign

Brushing aside a growing chorus of criticism and second-guessing from within his own party, Mitt Romney tells "60 Minutes" his campaign is "doing a very good job," and "doesn't need a turnaround." Published September 22, 2012

**FILE** Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican

Sessions unloads on Senate Democrats

Sen. Jeff Sessions, delivering the GOP's weekly address, blasted Senate Democrats for leaving Washington without passing a federal budget. Published September 22, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly Cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)

Netanyahu: This is about Iran, not the U.S. election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been urging the Obama administration to take a more aggressive stance against the development of the Iranian nuclear program, said Sunday the "red line" request has nothing to do with the American presidential election. Published September 16, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes comments Sept. 12, 2012, while speaking in Jacksonville, Fla., on the killing of U.S. Embassy officials in Benghazi, Libya. (Associated Press)

Romney rips Obama on China

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in his weekly podcast address on Saturday ripped President Obama for "driving jobs overseas." Published September 15, 2012

This undated publicity photo released by Rocky Mountain Pictures shows a poster for the documentary film, "2016: Obama's America." The conservative film exploring the roots of President Barack Obama's political views surprised the film industry when it took in $6.5 million to land at No. 7 at the weekend box office ahead of three new releases: the Joseph Gordon Levitt action flick "Premium Rush," the Kristen Bell comedy "Hit and Run" and the Ashley Greene horror film "The Apparition." (AP Photo/Rocky Mountain Pictures)

Religious freedom movie 'Last Ounce' targets cable news junkies

Perhaps looking to match the unexpected box-office muscle of "2016: Obama's America," the filmmakers behind "Last Ounce of Courage" have flooded the cable news networks with ads this weekend for the new "bipartisan" movie about eroding religious freedoms in the country. Published September 8, 2012

President Obama speaks at a campaign event at Strawbery Banke Field on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in Portsmouth, N.H. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: America not at war with Islam

One day after a disappointing monthly jobs report, President Obama focused his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday on noting the upcoming anniversary of September 11. Published September 8, 2012

**FILE** Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (The Washington Times)

Dems managing expectations for upcoming convention

Four years after the "hope and change" euphoria of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, party leaders said Sunday to expect a more sober gathering in Charlotte, N.C., this week. Published September 2, 2012

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (right), with his twin brother Texas State Rep. Joaquin Castro, will be the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday. His brother will introduce him. (Associated Press)

Democrats see bright futures for Castro twins of Texas

It's been a long time since any Texas Democrat was relevant on the national stage — think then-state Treasurer Ann Richards in 1988 — but a couple of young and very ambitious brothers from San Antonio hope to change that next week at the party's national convention in Charlotte, N.C. Published September 1, 2012

** FILE ** Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands during a campaign rally, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Cincinnati, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Republicans active in N.C. ahead of DNC

President Obama and the Democrats are converging on Charlotte, N.C., next week for their three-day national convention, but Republicans aren't ceding the spotlight in the swing state. Published September 1, 2012

** FILE ** In this April 24, 2012, file photo President Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd after speaking at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chuck Liddy, Pool)

Obama touts end of wars, heads to swing-state campaign appearances

Three days before the start of the Democratic National Convention, President Obama on Saturday noted the second anniversary of the withdrawal of U.S. fighting forces from Iraq and touted the ongoing drawdown of troops in Afghanistan. Published September 1, 2012

** FILE ** This July 20, 1969, file photo provided by NASA shows Neil Armstrong. The family of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, says he died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at age 82. (AP Photo/NASA)

Obama, Romney note Armstrong's death

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney noted the death Saturday of Neil Armstrong, the most iconic of all American astronauts and the first man to step foot on the moon. Published August 25, 2012

Tampa mayor: Weather has nothing to do with politics

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, a Democrat who has come under criticism for talking about the possibility that Tropical Storm Isaac could cause the cancellation of the upcoming Republican National Convention, on Saturday minimized the potential impact on the city. Published August 25, 2012

President Obama speaks Aug. 22, 2012, during a campaign event at Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas, Nev. (Associated Press)

Obama pushes back on Romney-Ryan Medicare attacks

President Obama, accused by the Republican Romney-Ryan ticket of cutting Medicare to fund his health care reforms, used his weekly Saturday radio address to defend the Affordable Care Act. Published August 25, 2012