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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

National Security Council spokesman John Kirby speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

White House opposes Republican push to lift Pentagon vaccine mandate

The White House said Monday it would not support Republican efforts to repeal President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the military, setting up a showdown as Congress takes up this year's must-pass defense policy bill. Published December 5, 2022

The Twitter logo is seen on the awning of the building that houses the Twitter office in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Release of ‘Twitter Files’ revs GOP’s pursuit of Big Tech, Dem collusion

Elon Musk's release of the "Twitter Files" detailing the company's work with the Biden campaign in 2020 and the suppression of news reports about Hunter Biden's embarrassing and potentially illegal conduct is drawing fresh scrutiny of the censorship alliance between Big Tech and the Democratic Party. Published December 4, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks before signing H.J.Res.100, a bill that aims to avert a freight rail strike, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Washington. The measure passed Thursday by the Senate and Wednesday by the House binds rail companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached between the rail companies and union leaders in September. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Going rogue: Biden bypassing Congress to fix climate law ‘glitches’

President Biden will not ask Congress for help changing his $740 billion tax-and-climate law, the White House announced, despite the president's acknowledgment that his seminal legislation contains "glitches" after receiving sharp criticism from French President Emmanuel Macron. Published December 2, 2022

In this file photo, members of the National Guard patrol outside the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Jan. 14, 2021. More than half of Republicans believe the U.S. is drifting toward another civil war, according to a poll released on June 1, 2022, by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which said it detected evidence of radicalization among both Democrats and the GOP.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) **FILE**

Democrats press calls to give D.C. mayor authority over National Guard

House and Senate Democrats are ramping up a push to give the District of Columbia's mayor the authority to deploy National Guard troops during a time of an emergency, pointing to the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol as one reason the change is needed. Published December 1, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks about Russian President Vladimir Putin and the war in Ukraine in response to a question during a news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden: I’ll talk to Putin only if he agrees to end Ukraine war

President Biden said on Thursday that he would be willing to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin -- but only if the Russian leader showed a willingness to end his war in Ukraine, adding there were "no immediate plans" to such a meeting. Published December 1, 2022

President Joe Biden boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Biden is traveling to Bay City, Michigan to discuss jobs. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Joe Biden lauds Senate passage of same-sex marriage bill

President Biden on Tuesday praised the Senate's passage of legislation to codify same-sex marriage rights in federal law and pledged to promptly sign the legislation once passed in the House, as is expected. Published November 29, 2022