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Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark covers Congress and national security for The Washington Times. He is a Kansas native and holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Kansas. Joseph spent ten years in the Navy after college and worked briefly in banking prior to obtaining his master's degree from the Columbia Journalism School and joining The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by Joseph Clark

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., updates reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats scoff at Republican post-midterm revenge over Jan. 6 subpoenas

House Democrats are belittling the prospect of post-midterm retribution should Republicans take control of the chamber, despite the fact that Democratic-dominated panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol has kicked over a political hornet's nest by formally subpoenaing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other Republican lawmakers to testify. Published May 13, 2022

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., questions Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona as they testify before a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on Sept. 30, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. In his pursuit of a third Senate term, Paul projects a national voice for a libertarian-leaning philosophy based on limited government and restrained spending. (Shawn Thew/Pool via AP File)

Sen. Rand Paul delays $40B Ukraine aid

Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday blocked the Senate's attempt to fast-track President Biden's $40 billion military and humanitarian aid package for Ukraine over concerns there is insufficient oversight and transparency into how the money is being spent. Published May 12, 2022

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., talks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, April 6, 2022. House investigators said May 12 that they have issued subpoenas to McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers as part of their probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection, an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is certain to further inflame partisan tensions over the 2021 attack. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas McCarthy, four other GOP lawmakers

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol formally subpoenaed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other Republican lawmakers on Thursday in a significant escalation ahead of the panel's public hearings slated to begin next month. Published May 12, 2022

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, speak to reporters about designating Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism because of Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senators push to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism

Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Lindsey Graham on Tuesday introduced a resolution to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism in a bid to drive the Kremlin further to the fringes of the international community, as Moscow's assault on Ukraine shows no sign of relenting. Published May 10, 2022

Violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. The platform Gab launched in 2016 and now claims to have 15 million monthly visitors, though that number could not be independently verified. The service says it saw a huge jump in signups following the January 6 riot, which prompted Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to crack down on Trump and others who they said had incited violence. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

House Jan. 6 committee drops fight over portion of Eastman docs

The House Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol is dropping its efforts to compel John Eastman, a key figure behind former President Donald Trump's bid to overturn the 2020 election results, to release close to 14,000 documents to the panel. Published May 7, 2022