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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 and on Twitter @josephcurl.

Columns by Joseph Curl

This Nov. 16, 2018, photo, provided by the Delaware Humane Association shows Joe Biden and his newly-adopted German shepherd Major, in Wilmington, Del. President-elect Biden will likely wear a walking boot for the next several weeks as he recovers from breaking his right foot while playing with his dog Major on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, his doctor said. (Stephanie Carter/Delaware Humane Association via AP)

So much for bringing dogs back to the White House

The U.S. media went crazy when Mr. Biden won the presidency, writing breathless stories about dogs returning to the White House after four years of a dogless Trump administration. Published March 9, 2021

In this March 12, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak about the coronavirus in Wilmington, Del. Biden says he would like to be a transition from President Donald Trump to younger, rising Democratic stars. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Unity? Biden can’t even keep his own party together

President Biden said the word "unity" eight times in his inaugural address, but he's already having a tough time unifying his own party and keeping his longtime allies in friendly unions happy. Published February 2, 2021

Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Turner Field in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Barack Obama bashes America (again)

As if he needs more money, former President Barack Obama is out hawking a new book. But Mr. Obama's latest book is raising eyebrows because he is (once again) bashing America. Published November 17, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Warm Springs, Ga. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Joe Biden’s basement strategy really IS his plan

For the last few months, Republicans have mused that maybe Mr. Biden really did plan to stay in his basement in his Wilmington, Delaware, mansion for the rest of the campaign. Published October 27, 2020