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Joseph Curl

Joseph Curl

Joseph Curl covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times. He can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @josephcurl.

Articles by Joseph Curl

President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Washington. Trump is accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and acting Defense Secretary Richard Spencer. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Crazy like a fox: Trump forces Democrats to embrace party extremists

When I saw President Trump's odd tweets over the weekend — the ones that told four American lawmakers to "go home" — my first thought was about Napoleon Bonaparte, who famously said, "Never interfere with an enemy while he's in the process of destroying himself." Published July 16, 2019

Asylum seekers cross the border between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Thursday. (Associated Press)

Democrats care more about helping illegal aliens than Americans

While President Trump is working to improve the economy, create good-paying jobs and solve pressing problems facing Americans, the biggest issue right now for Democrats running for president in 2020 is helping illegal aliens get into the United States. Published July 9, 2019

A man polishes the sign for The New York Times at the company's headquarters, July 18, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) ** FILE **

Anatomy of a 'fake news' story

President Trump rails against "fake news." But just what is this so-called fake news, exactly? Let's take an in-depth look at one piece that — in my opinion — perfectly exemplifies fake news. Published June 11, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks at a hangar rally at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, in this Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, file photo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Shame: Democrats mute as America's president bashed overseas

We can disagree at home all we like, but when the president of the United States -- America's president -- goes overseas, we are all Americans. All of us. Whether you voted for the current president or not, Americans are bound together by the simple undeniable bond that we are all, in the end, just that: Americans. Published June 4, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden smiles as he speaks to the media during a campaign stop with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray at the Beyond Image Barber Salon, Friday, June 29, 2018, in Cincinnati. Former Vice President Joe Biden is urging Americans to "rise up" to demand President Donald Trump nominate a "consensus candidate" to the Supreme Court. Biden sided with Democrats who have said the Senate should postpone the confirmation process until after the mid-term elections. He said, "so many of our fundamental rights, freedoms, and liberties, and the rule of law, are all at risk."(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Race for Democratic presidential nomination over before it begins

New Hampshire's 2020 presidential primary is still more than eight months away. The two dozen candidates now in the race haven't even faced off yet in debates. But the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is already over. The winner: Joe Biden. Published May 21, 2019

President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Obama, not Trump, the true menace to the media

President Barack Obama -- celebrated as The Chosen One and beloved by the media -- stomped on the freedom of the press like no other president since Tricky Dick. Published April 30, 2019