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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

A Metropolitan Police Department cruiser blocks a street near the U.S. Capitol and a Library of Congress building in Washington on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, as law enforcement officials investigate a report of a pickup truck containing an explosive device. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Man who claimed to have bomb near Capitol surrenders

The U.S. Capitol Police cleared the scene of a bomb threat in the vicinity of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday evening, after a daylong ordeal involving a man who claimed to have a bomb outside of the Library of Congress. Published August 19, 2021

Hundreds of people run alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane, some climbing on the plane, as it moves down a runway of the international airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug.16. 2021. Thousands of Afghans have rushed onto the tarmac at the airport, some so desperate to escape the Taliban capture of their country that they held onto the American military jet as it took off and plunged to death. (Verified UGC via AP)

‘Promises are being broken’ as U.S. strands Afghan allies

Nearly 20,000 Afghan allies who assisted the U.S. in its war and nation-building efforts -- and perhaps 50,000 more spouses and children -- are in danger of being stranded by the country's chaotic collapse, putting faces on the human toll of America's withdrawal. Published August 16, 2021

In this March 6, 2019, photo, attorney Alan Dershowitz leaves Manhattan Federal Court in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) **FILE**

Alan Dershowitz rips Dominion case at Cyber Symposium

High-profile defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz Thursday berated a federal court's decision to allow Dominion Voting Systems' $1.3 billion lawsuit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell to go forward. Published August 12, 2021

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, March 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Mike Lindell caps first night of symposium with embattled election official

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell capped the first day of his election symposium Tuesday with a keynote appearance by embattled Tina Peters, a county clerk and recorder who delivered her address hours after she says her office was raided as part of an investigation into a potential election security breach. Published August 10, 2021