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Kelly Riddell

Kelly Riddell is a former columnist and commentary writer for The Washington Times.

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In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, file photo, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg smiles prior to be conferred with the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur by France's Foreign minister Laurent Fabius, at the Quai d'Orsay, in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Bloomberg group's mass-shootings report 'riddled with errors': gun reseacher

The July report by billionaire Michael Bloomberg's funded gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety is "riddled with errors," including mistakes in the number of shootings reported, the extent of the shooter's mental illness and even where the attacks occurred, according to an analysis by gun researcher John Lott. Published October 9, 2014

Gordon Kamara, left, is sprayed by Konah Deno after they loaded six patients suspected to have been infected by the Ebola virus into their ambulance in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

U.S. hospitals unprepared to deal with Ebola waste

U.S. hospitals may be unprepared to deal with the waste caused by Ebola patients, according to U.S. health officials, making it difficult for them to care for patients safely, without further risk of spreading the disease. Published October 2, 2014

Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden speaks during a news conference. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ** FILE**

After first Ebola case, red flags emerge that U.S. unprepared for pandemic

The confirmation Tuesday of the first Ebola case on U.S. soil emerges against a backdrop of increasing concern in America's medical community that preparedness for a pandemic has stagnated or slipped in recent years because of tough economic times and increasing malaise since the 2001 anthrax threat. Published September 30, 2014

Onerous ATF rules threaten to put gun dealers out of business

Doug Stockman always has had a passion for firearms, so 20 years ago he made a business out of it. Today, his shop, SSG Tactical, is one of the largest gun dealers in Virginia, with 10 employees, training classes and concealed-carry fashion bags. Published September 18, 2014


NRA boss LaPierre: Americans fear their country 'off the rails' under Obama

The National Rifle Association has unleashed a multimillion-dollar TV advertising campaign that its longtime leader says is aimed at messaging beyond gun rights and reaching middle-class mothers, minorities and other Americans "who believe our country is off the rails." Published September 4, 2014

**FILE** President Barack Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano examine an x-ray vehicle as they tour the Bridge of America Cargo Facility in El Paso, Texas, on May 10, 2011, during their visit to the U.S.-Mexico border. (Associated Press)

DHS spent up to $49M annually on unused vehicles: IG

The Department of Homeland Security wasted as much as $49 million a year maintaining vehicles that were hardly or never used by the agency, a report by inspector general found. Published September 2, 2014

Armed: During one of the establishment's Second Amendment Wednesdays, Naomi Leydig dines with an openly displayed firearm at The Cajun Experience in Leesburg, Virigina, with her two sons, Jaden and Jeremy. (photographs by Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

More than 57,000 gun-friendly bars, eateries crop up across America

The owners of TBonz Steakhouse in Augusta, Georgia, decided to be proactive when Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law one of the most comprehensive pro-gun bills in the country this April, which allowed firearms into the state's bars and restaurants. Published September 1, 2014

"These whistleblowers never have the opportunity to make their case," said Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican. "It's stereotypical treatment of whistleblowers for the executive branch." (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Obama administration hindering oversight: IGs

Forty-seven federal inspectors general wrote a letter to Congress Tuesday complaining about specific cases where some federal agencies such as the Peace Corps and the Environmental Protection Agency refused to hand over documents critical to their independent oversight. Published August 5, 2014

**FILE** Attorney General Eric Holder speaks July 14, 2014, at the Justice Department building in Washington. (Associated Press)

Holder: Equip police officers with heroin antidote

The Department of Justice is clearing way for federal police officers to carry an antidote to reverse the effects of heroin overdoses, following in the footsteps of other large metropolitan police forces such as New York City. Published July 31, 2014