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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 ** Vice President Joe Biden speaks on Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Toledo, Ohio. (Associated Press)

Biden 'comfortable' with gay marriage, cites 'Will & Grace'

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, saying a canceled NBC sitcom "educated" the American people, said Sunday he is "absolutely comfortable" with gay marriage — but wouldn't say whether President Obama would back such unions in a second term. Published May 6, 2012

**FILE** Condoleezza Rice (Associated Press)

If Romney picks a woman, who?

Would picking a woman as his running mate help Mitt Romney close the gap with female voters? Published April 19, 2012

**FILE** Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida chairs the Democratic National Committee. (Associated Press)

March jobs report fuels party battles

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Sunday that Republicans would rather defeat President Obama than see the American economy improve. Published April 8, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks during a campaign appearance at Herrin High School in Herrin, Ill., on Saturday, March 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Rogers, The Southern)

Santorum: Conservatives don't want a CEO

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, responding to attacks from front-runner Mitt Romney that he lacks enough private-sector experience to be president, said Sunday that conservative Republicans aren't looking for a presidential candidate who can "manage" the economy. Published March 18, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks during the Cape County Republican Women's Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Cape Giradeau, Mo. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Santorum: Romney can't go after health care reform

One day after winning the Republican caucus in Kansas, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum renewed his attacks on front-runner Mitt Romney, saying the former Massachusetts governor can't credibly campaign against the president's signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act. Published March 11, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign rally at the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, Ala., on Saturday, March 10, 2012. (AP Photo/The Dothan Eagle, Jay Hare)

Gingrich predicts a double win in the South

Newt Gingrich predicted he'll win Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday and vowed he is in the running all the way to Tampa — in part, the former history professor said, because Mitt Romney "is probably the weakest Republican front-runner since Leonard Wood in 1920." Published March 11, 2012

 Jimmy Carter  (Associated Press)

Carter: Netanyahu too eager for war with Iran

Former President Jimmy Carter expressed concerns Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Washington this week to meet with American leaders about the Iranian nuclear program, may be too willing to go to war with Iran. Published March 6, 2012

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich pauses during a presidential campaign stop at Food City in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Monday, March 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Gingrich optimistic as Super Tuesday voting kicks off

As voters go to the polls in 10 states across the country today, an upbeat Newt Gingrich said he's optimistic about his chances in his longtime home state of Georgia, said he was in the race for the long haul and predicted he even would pick up delegates in Ohio, where polls show him running well behind front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Published March 6, 2012

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

House Majority Leader Cantor endorses Romney

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed Mitt Romney and predicted the former Massachusetts governor would win all of Virginia's Republican delegates on Tuesday. Published March 4, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks at the Livonia Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Livonia, Mich., on Monday as he makes a pitch for votes the day before Michigan voters go to the polls.

Santorum hits back at Romney, who turns fire on Obama

Rick Santorum went after Mitt Romney, and Mitt Romney went after President Obama in separate interviews Monday on the eve of critical Republican presidential primaries in Michigan and Arizona. Published February 27, 2012

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a GOP presidential campaign rally on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in Traverse City, Mich. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Santorum: I was on George Bush's team for Hill votes

Rick Santorum pushed back Monday against Mitt Romney's constant needling of the former Pennsylvania senator's "take one for the team" comment during last week's Republican presidential debate in Arizona, dubbing Mr. Romney the "most liberal guy" in the GOP race. Published February 27, 2012

** FILE ** Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks on Feb. 26, 2012, at a campaign rally in Traverse City, Mich. (Associated Press)

Romney: GOP voters want a fighter against Obama

Mitt Romney said Monday the negative, combative tone of the 2012 Republican presidential campaign is a reflection of how concerned most voters are about the country's direction under President Obama. Published February 27, 2012

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks at the Special Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety panel during the National Governors Association winter meeting in Washington, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Obama adviser: No 'magic bullet' for gas prices

Worried about the political threat of rising gas prices, Democrats scrambled over the weekend to push back against the GOP's latest line of attack on the White House: connecting consumers' pain at the pump with President Obama. Published February 26, 2012

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, speaks during a campaign stop at the Knights of Columbus in Lincoln Park, Mich., on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Santorum: Obama's apology showed 'weakness'

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said President Obama's apology to Afghanistan for the burning of Korans on an American base demonstrates "weakness." Published February 26, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, to the Detroit Economic Club at Ford Field in Detroit. (Associated Press)

Romney makes no apologies for his cars

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, criticized by some for his unprompted comments Friday on the number of cars his family owns, said Sunday he can't please everyone on the campaign trail. Published February 26, 2012

Rep. Ron Paul

Paul plans to continue presidential bid

Rep. Ron Paul, in an appearance Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," said he has no plans to drop out of the Republican presidential field despite being the only remaining candidate who has not won a contest. Published February 19, 2012

** FILE ** Jacob Lew. (Associated Press/Fox News)

White House says contraception compromise will stand

White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew said Sunday the Obama administration has no plans to compromise further on its controversial mandate that religious organizations provide contraception services in their employee insurance plans. Published February 12, 2012

** FILE ** Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks during a news conference on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Gingrich: Super Tuesday is the goal

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich on Sunday brushed off his loss to Mitt Romney a day earlier in Nevada's Republican caucuses, saying his campaign will go forward and he is looking ahead to Super Tuesday. Published February 5, 2012