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Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering defense and national security. Originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, Kellan graduated from James Madison University where she received bachelor's degrees in media arts and design and international affairs with a concentration in western European politics.

During her time at JMU, she interned for British technology and business news website "ITPro" in London and worked as a freelance reporter for The Washington Guardian. She was also an executive editor of 22807, a new student magazine covering arts and culture in the JMU community.

Kellan can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Kellan Howell

FILE - This Feb. 22, 2014 file photo shows Oprah Winfrey speaking at the 45th NAACP Image Awards  in Pasadena, Calif. Winfrey's latest book project will be"What I Know for Sure" a collection of her magazine columns she wrote for O, the Oprah Magazine. Flatiron Books, a new nonfiction imprint of Macmillan, announced Wednesday, March 12, that the book will come out Sept. 2. It will be the imprint's first release. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Oprah to help NoVa hopeful raise funds in U.S. House race

Television talk-show star and acclaimed actress Oprah Winfrey is set to host a fundraiser for Democrat Lavern Chatman, who is running to fill the U.S. House seat of a longtime Northern Virginia congressman. Published March 18, 2014

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2011 file photo, Bill Maher, host of the HBO show, "Real Time with Bill Maher," arrives at the The Hollywood Reporter Academy Awards Pre-Party in Los Angeles. The satirist has a deal for "The New New Rules," to be published by Penguin Group (USA) in November. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)

Bill Maher: God a 'psychotic mass murderer' who 'drowns babies'

Comedian Bill Maher recently told his HBO "Real Time" audience that God was a "psychotic mass murderer." He made the comments during a conversation on the biblical story of Noah and the upcoming Hollywood version of it that's about to hit the big screen. Published March 15, 2014

Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon Republican. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Watchdog files complaint over GOP ads

A campaign finance watchdog is raising alarms over what it says were a series of misleading campaign donation websites run by the Republican Party. Published March 12, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) supporters applaud as he speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

A Gipper on stilts wows CPAC crowd

This year’s CPAC features big-name speakers and outsized personalities, but none tower higher than Ronald Reagan and Lady Liberty, the two tallest guests at the biggest annual conservative convention. Published March 7, 2014

Sen Ted Cruz (R-TY) speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014. Lloyd Villas/The Washington Times

Conservatives debate security at companion conference

While conservatives flocked to CPAC 2014, a handful of conservatives branched off for a discussion about Benghazi, Russia, nuclear sanctions and national security at another conference just down the street. Published March 6, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) shakes hands before taking the stage to speak at the Tea Party Patriots 5th Anniversary Celebration at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Thursday, February 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

IRS flooded with comments on nonprofit rule

The IRS is getting an earful as it weighs new rules on how to treat so-called "dark-money" non-profit groups that are flooding the political scene. Published March 4, 2014

(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Hollywood increases political influence by funding 'dark money' groups

While Hollywood gears up to celebrate itself at this weekend's Oscars, the movie industry has also been increasing its political influence and lobbying efforts on the other coast, according to a new report from a campaign finance watchdog group. Published February 27, 2014