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James Varney

James Varney

James Varney is a national correspondent for The Washington Times. A graduate of Wesleyan and the Columbia Journalism School, he spent decades with The Times-Picayune, including a 5-year stint as the paper's Latin America correspondent and two embedded tours with the Army and the Marines in Iraq in 2003. He was a member of the New Orleans-based reporting team that won two Pulitzer Prizes for Hurricane Katrina coverage in 2006. In sports, he covered both LSU's national championship in 2007 and the Saints victory in Super Bowl XLIV. He can be reached at jvarney@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by James Varney

"It's going to be a change, of course, because we're going to the minority and we'll have to be careful and smart," said Rep. Steve Scalise, Louisiana Republican days before the changeover. (Associated Press)

Scalise faces new challenges in Congress

For all of Republican Rep. Steve Scalise's undeniable accomplishments, his life hasn't been a steady succession of bouquets. Published January 3, 2019

An arrest didn't stop this protester from yelling while blocking traffic on a street between the Supreme Court and the U.S. Capitol. (Associated Press)

No regrets: Kavanaugh protesters say arrests were 'worth it'

For most of the protesters arrested during Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, the moment has come and gone, as forgotten as the accusations against the nominee by Christine Blasey Ford and others. Published January 1, 2019

In this photo provided by WLBT-TV a noose hangs on a tree on the state capitol grounds in Jackson, Miss. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. A Mississippi official says two nooses and six signs were found on the grounds of the Mississippi state Capitol. Chuck McIntosh, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration, which oversees the Capitol, says the nooses and signs were found Monday morning between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. (WLBT-TV via AP)

Forgotten? No action after nooses hung from trees ahead of Mississippi vote

The nooses sparked headlines from the U.S. to Ireland to Japan, with American cable television news networks, in particular, suggesting they were the latest race-tinged outrage meant to affect black voters. Authorities vowed swift investigation to find the culprit. Published December 19, 2018

Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is photographed in a media sit-down in Ridgeland, Miss.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Cindy Hyde-Smith wins Mississippi Senate runoff

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith emerged victorious Tuesday night in the Mississippi Senate runoff, fending off Democrat Mike Espy in the deeply conservative Magnolia State. Published November 27, 2018