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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

Hillary Rodham Clinton on the campaign trail. (Associated press)

Team Hillary launches 'rapid response' website

Team Hillary on Tuesday launched a new "rapid response" website and its first order of business: Try to debunk a new book titled "Clinton Cash," which details a convulated tale of money and influence through her charity organization. Published May 5, 2015


Hillary Rodham Clinton, who announced her bid for the presidency April 12, has now gone 24 days while taking just seven questions from the media -- one of which she answered with "I'm having a great time." Published May 5, 2015


Can Chris Christie still make a run?

Chris Christie remains on track to make a run in 2016. And he isn't shying away from tough issues: Last month, he broached the third rail of politics, proposing massive reforms to federal entitlement programs -- reductions to Social Security benefits and raising the eligibility age for retirees. Published May 3, 2015

ABC: Don't you dare use our Bruce Jenner clips

ABC is putting some serious restrictions on what news organizations can do with the Event of the Century -- the network's interview with woman wannabe Bruce Jenner. Published April 24, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton, who resigned from the Clinton Foundation's board, has faced mounting criticism over the charity's ties to foreign governments. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Hillary is the plastic candidate with the AstroTurf campaign

When Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that she is running for president, she declared that "everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion." But as with everything Clinton, the strategy to humanize Hillary — a multimillionaire who hasn't driven since 1996 and can't remember the last time she got her own morning coffee — has been a a surreal exercise in absurdity. Published April 19, 2015

An unknown artist placed a poster on a traffic signal in front of the building where Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign offices are located, Sunday, April 12, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A top adviser to Clinton announced her much-awaited second campaign for the White House on Sunday in an email to alumni of her first presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Hillary’s 2016 game plan: Control the media

And so, Operation Hillary 2016 has begun. She needs the media to push the same message they did last time: This election is historic, "the first female president," blah blah blah. And so, the MSM will push that meme for the next 18 months. Published April 12, 2015

Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015.  Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Media distortion of Indiana's religious freedom bill

'Indiana Governor Signs Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Bill At Private Ceremony," blared the headline in the Huffington Post. "Lawmakers To 'Clarify' Anti-Gay Law," screamed National Public Radio. "Indiana's Pence tries to defend new anti-gay measure," barked MSNBC. "Pence: Indiana 'not going to change' anti-LGBT law," bellowed CNN. Published March 29, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the reporters at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.   Clinton conceded that she should have used a government email to conduct business as secretary of state, saying her decision was simply a matter of "convenience."  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Hillary Clinton should face criminal charges

Let's get down to brass tacks: Hillary Rodham Clinton should be criminally charged for failing to turn over her government emails as mandated by law. Published March 15, 2015

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks in New York in this May 12, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

What GOP hopefuls need to learn about media 'gotcha' questions

In the 2016 campaign, presidential candidates are, apparently, going to be responsible for what other candidates say and, what the heck, anything a former politician of the same party might say — even if he last won office nearly 20 years ago.* Published February 22, 2015

In 2008, Hillary Rodham Clinton claimed to have landed in Bosnia under sniper fire. She later recanted her statements. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Forget Brian Williams, it's Hillary Clinton's lie that matters

One rainy evening, three people walked into a bar and sat down. One was grim, another solemn, while the sole woman among them was absolutely giddy. The bartender poured a few shots of whiskey and said to the trio, "Why so grim, so solemn, so giddy?" Published February 8, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (Associated Press)

The lesson for Hillary Clinton in Mitt Romney's decision

There's a wonderful scene in "Citizen Kane" in which the intrepid young reporter Jerry Thompson, in search of just what the dying word "Rosebud" meant, tracks down Charles Foster Kane's best friend. Jedediah Leland is an old man now, living in a rundown retirement home in the Bronx. Frail, maybe a bit senile, Jedediah delivers a dramatic insight into Charlie. Published February 1, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gestures after speaking at the Freedom Summit, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

At 2016 Iowa summit, some fresh GOP faces — finally

The 2016 GOP nominee is going to have to be a whole new breed of Republican. After back-to-back shellackings — first against a nearly unknown first-term U.S. senator, then to a highly unpopular president — the party has no choice but to go in a new direction, and that path does not lead back into the wilderness. The New Breed were on hand Saturday at the Iowa Freedom Summit. Published January 25, 2015