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Gabriella Muñoz

Gabriella Muñoz

Gabriella Muñoz is a political reporter for the Washington Times. A west coast native from California and Hawaii, Gabriella graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelors in government.  Previously, she wrote for The Hill, the Washington Examiner, and Townhall. Gabriella can be reached at

Articles by Gabriella Muñoz

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta attends an event with President Donald Trump to welcome the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Logan on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump defends Alex Acosta as calls for his resignation over Epstein deal grow

Washington pols rushed Tuesday to put distance between themselves and politically toxic billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, with President Trump saying he broke off ties years ago, and one House Democrat reversing herself and saying she'll return campaign donations from the disgraced financier. Published July 9, 2019

In this file photo, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a member of the House Judiciary Committee, walks past the House Oversight hearing with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House committee to probe GOP lawmaker over Cohen accusations

The House Ethics Committee said Friday it has created a subcommittee to investigate Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz over accusations that he threatened and intimidated former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen ahead of a committee hearing in February. Published June 28, 2019

In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, a migrant sits with his children as they wait to hear if their number is called to apply for asylum in the United States, at the border in Tijuana, Mexico. Migrants who are being forced to wait in Mexico while they try to win asylum in the U.S. complain they are being subjected to violence in border cities. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) **FILE**

Pelosi's surrender on border bill further divides Democrats

Congress on Thursday approved $4.6 billion in emergency aid to deal with the border crisis, giving President Trump a symbolic victory on immigration and money to improve conditions for migrant children and families crowding the border. Published June 27, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., departs after her weekly media availability on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pelosi blinks: House to pass Trump border bill

House Democrats blinked in the border crisis showdown Thursday, with members saying they were backing down on their partisan bill and would vote to approve the Senate's bipartisan $4.6 billion version that gives President Trump most of what he wanted. Published June 27, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during her weekly media availability on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pelosi struggles to get border bill across finish line

House Democrats abruptly halted debate on their border crisis spending bill Thursday, suggesting deep divisions as Speaker Nancy Pelosi tries to figure out how to speed money to help children while also appeasing left-wing lawmakers who don't want to be seen giving President Trump a victory. Published June 27, 2019

In this June 5, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Nancy Pelosi, Democrats approve $4.5 billion border bill

Five months after labeling the border a "manufactured" crisis, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led Democrats on Tuesday to approve a $4.5 billion humanitarian assistance package President Trump had requested to deal with the record surge of illegal immigrants. Published June 25, 2019

This May 29, 2019, photo released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows some of 1,036 migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, the largest that the Border Patrol says it has ever encountered. The federal government is opening a new mass shelter for migrant children near the U.S-Mexico border and is considering housing children on three military bases to add 3,000 more beds to the overtaxed system in the coming weeks. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP) **FILE**

Dems say they can pass border-crisis bill

House Democrats say they've tamped down a mini-rebellion and have the votes to pass their border crisis spending bill later Tuesday. Published June 25, 2019