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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

This image released by Simon & Schuster shows "Fear: Trump in the White House," by Bob Woodward, available on Sept. 11. The book has set off a yes-no war between author Bob Woodward and the president. (Simon & Schuster via AP)

Woodward's book: Another work of non-fiction fiction?

In his book "Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987," Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward wrote about a deathbed conversation he had with CIA Director William J. Casey. President Reagan, a Republican, was at the time in the throes of the Iran-Contra affair, and Mr. Woodward just happened to get Casey to admit that he had known about the diversion of Iran arms sale money to the Contras. Published September 11, 2018

Tiger Woods tees off on the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Hey, social justice warriors! Leave Tiger Woods alone!

Tiger Woods is a professional golfer. He hits a little white ball around a lush green golf course for a living. And he's arguably the best to ever play the game. So why are the social justice warriors of the world suddenly trying to embroil him in some sort of political turmoil? Published August 28, 2018

President Donald Trump pauses while speaking to the media as he steps off Air Force One, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump right to revoke Brennan's security clearance

President Trump set off a firestorm last week when he yanked the security clearance of former Obama CIA Director John O. Brennan, who was busy making a career out of bashing the White House. Citing "a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations" about his administration, Mr. Trump said Mr. Brennan was seeking to "sow division and chaos." Published August 21, 2018

What suppressing Alex Jones really means

Remember that creepy scene in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," when Wonka has loaded all the kids into a boat and they paddle down the chocolate river? Well, buckle your seat belts, people, 'cuz we're about to go on that same wild ride. Published August 7, 2018

Brian Karem, executive editor of the Montgomery County Sentinel and White House correspondent for Playboy magazine, was turned away by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for grandstanding. (Associated Press/File)

The White House press corps is broken beyond repair

It all really began with Sam Donaldson. Back in the days of Ronald Reagan, the brash and cantankerous reporter with the worst toupee in television history made his name by yelling at the president. Published June 19, 2018

If Obama had talked to Kim Jong-un, MSM would've swooned

Just hours after President Trump had concluded his historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, the consensus from the mainstream media was that the whole event was a big nothingburger. Published June 12, 2018

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who announced last year he would not run for re-election in 2018, takes questions from reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Flake bested by Trump, goes off the deep end

Jeff Flake has got it all: He's tall, buff and handsome, with a made-for-TV smile. He lives in a huge house in a gated community (with high walls, of course), has a pretty blonde wife and five fabulous children. Plus, he's a member of one of the most exclusive clubs in the World: The Senate. Published May 29, 2018

The mainstream media continue to cover the Hillary Clinton pity party, even though they are the latest on her list to blame for losing the 2016 presidential election. (Associated Press/File)

In spite of all the blame, Hillary knows who really cost her the election

Imagine, if you would, that a Republican presidential candidate, say Mitt Romney or John McCain, had spent the next 18 months after his loss moaning and groaning and blaming everything from the FBI to Russian bots to xenophobia for the loss -- and the mainstream media covered the pity party. Published April 24, 2018

The book, "A Higher Loyalty" by former FBI Director James Comey is displayed at a bookstore in Hackensack, N.J., Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Drama queen James Comey throws an embarrassing tantrum

Former FBI Director James B. Comey is an arrogant, pretentious, narcissistic, petty, egotistical, holier-than-thou crybaby who's indulging in a pity party and cashing in on his 15 minutes of fame by bashing the guy who rightly fired him. Published April 17, 2018