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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

In this April 2, 2021, file photo the U.S. Capitol is seen behind security fencing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The fencing installed around the Capitol after the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection will start being removed as soon as Friday, July 9, but most visitors are still not allowed inside the iconic building. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)  **FILE**

Capitol fence coming down as early as Friday

The House Sergeant at Arms has announced the U.S. Capitol Police will begin removing the fence surrounding the Capitol since the Jan. 6 attack as early as Friday. Published July 7, 2021

In this Wednesday, May 12, 2021, file photo, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)  **FILE**

MTG sparks controversy with more Nazi comparisons

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene compared the Biden administration's COVID-19 policy to Nazi-era practices Tuesday, just weeks after publicly apologizing for statements equating mask mandates to labeling Jews with the Star of David. Published July 7, 2021

President Joe Biden speaks about the June jobs report in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Friday, July 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Lawmakers press Biden administration for details on Afghan evacuation

Lawmakers are growing frustrated with the Biden administration's silence on key details about the proposed evacuation for Afghan interpreters and others whose lives will be in jeopardy after U.S. troops leave the war-torn country at the end of the summer. Published July 2, 2021

Tucker Carlson, host of 'Tucker Carlson Tonight,' poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio on March 2, 2017, in New York.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)  **FILE**

House GOP lawmakers request NSA watchdog probe of Tucker Carlson’s claims

House Judiciary Committee ranking Republican Rep. Jim Jordan joined fellow GOP lawmakers Thursday in calling for the National Security Agency's inspector general to investigate claims by Fox News host Tucker Carlson that the NSA monitored his electronic communications. Published July 1, 2021

In this May 12, 2021, photo Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has named House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson as the head of a new select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. She also picked Cheney as a member. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Pelosi names Cheney to serve on committee probing Jan. 6 riot

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday named Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, an outspoken foe of former President Donald Trump, to serve on the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Published July 1, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walks back to her office after the House voted to create a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

House, in party-line vote, approves select committee to probe Jan. 6 riot

The House on Wednesday approved Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bill to establish a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 pro-Trump attack on the Capitol, giving Democrats significant leeway to shape the inquiry after the Senate balked at establishing a bipartisan commission. Published June 30, 2021

In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., speaks during an event in Beverly, Mass. Mr. Moulton has expressed concerns about the Biden administration's apparent lack of planning for how to move Afghan interpreters to safety in the United States with the forthcoming withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country. “There’s probably nothing that makes me more concerned about this plan than the fact that there is no clear person in charge at this point,” he said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)  **FILE**

Questions surround U.S. plans to evacuate Afghan allies amid pullout

Key lawmakers said Thursday that they need more details as the Biden administration prepares to relocate Afghan nationals who aided the war effort amid an accelerating U.S. troop withdrawal and a backlogged visa program. "There's probably nothing that makes me more concerned about this plan than the fact that there is no clear person in charge at this point," said Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton, a Marine veteran. Published June 24, 2021