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Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket is a senior congressional reporter for The Washington Times and fill-in radio host at SiriusXM Patriot 125. She previously covered the hill at other DC-based outlets including the Daily Caller and the Washington Examiner. Before that, she produced news for Robin Quivers of The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, wrote entertainment news for MTV Radio, and worked as a production assistant at She appears frequently as a guest commentator on cable news programs and syndicated radio shows. She can be reached at

Articles by Kerry Picket

Handguns are on displayed at a gun shop, Thursday, June, 23, 2022 in Honolulu. In Hawaii it's traditionally been practically impossible to obtain police permission to carry a loaded gun in public and so far that hasn't changed even after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling making it easier to get such permits. Since the decision in June, only one permit has been granted. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)

ATF accused of perverting laws in a scheme to shut down gun shops

A Texas gun shop owner is suing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives over a new policy used to revoke firearm dealers' licenses over small clerical errors in paperwork for gun sales, which the lawsuit says is a violation of federal gun laws. Published November 25, 2022

Former President Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 in Palm Beach, Fla. Earlier in the day Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel to oversee the Justice Department's investigation into the presence of classified documents at Trump's Florida estate and aspects of a separate probe involving the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and efforts to undo the 2020 election. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Musk reinstates Trump’s Twitter account

Former President Donald Trump can begin tweeting again following a nearly two-year ban from the social media platform after Twitter's new owner Elon Musk announced his account was reinstated. Published November 19, 2022

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, of Calif., speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, after voting on top House Republican leadership positions, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

House GOP votes on rules package for new Congress

House Republicans began Wednesday assembling their rules package, a crucial step in the changing of the guard on Capitol Hill when their new majority puts its stamp on how the chamber will conduct the people's business. Published November 16, 2022

Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin is joined by family as he addresses supporters at his election night party, just after midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Party activists want Zeldin to run for RNC chair, his consultant says

New York Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin, who lost a surprisingly close gubernatorial race last week to Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul, is being promoted by GOP elected officials and party activists for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee, one of his consultants said. Published November 14, 2022