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Larry  O'Connor

Larry O'Connor is Associate Opinion Editor and a columnist for The Washington Times. He's a talk radio host on the Cumulus-owned radio station WMAL AM/FM in Washington D.C. He is also a frequent guest on Fox News.

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Articles by Larry O'Connor

White House: 73% of convicted terrorists since 9/11 were non-citizens

Between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2016, 549 people were convicted of international terror offenses in United States federal court. Of those convicted terrorists, 254 were foreign-born non-citizens accounting for 73% of the convictions, according to a senior administration official who provided the data for reporters during a background briefing Tuesday. Published January 16, 2018

This frame from video released by the Chelsea Manning Senate campaign on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 shows Chelsea Manning in a campaign video. Manning on Sunday confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate. (Chelsea Manning For US Senate via AP)

Linda Sarsour endorses Chelsea Manning for U.S. Senate

The traitor formerly known as "Bradley Manning" announced their candidacy for United States Senate in Maryland Monday and the former Army private has already lined up a key endorsement of sorts, none other than anti-Israel activist and pink-hat-wearing-angry-woman-march organizer Linda Sarsour: Published January 16, 2018

In this Dec. 6, 2017 photo, Rep. Luis Gutierrez D-Ill., third from left, along with other demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Capitol in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), programs, during an rally on Capitol Hill in Washington.  House and Senate Democrats stand divided over whether to fight now or later about the fate of some 800,000 young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) **FILE**

White House Spox: Trump open to discussing amnesty for illegal aliens well beyond DREAMers

President Trump has indicated that he is willing to discuss some sort of solution for illegal aliens who were granted temporary legal status under President Obama's unilateral (and probably unconstitutional) DACA order. This solution should involve funding for a border wall as well as ending the visa lottery program and chain migration policies, the president has said. Published January 11, 2018

President Trump faces a Jan. 12 deadline to extend waivers of broad oil and energy sanctions against that were critical to getting Iran's commitment to the Obama-era nuclear accord. (Associated Press)

Gohmert: Without wall Trump will face impeachment

President Trump's immigration policy allies are beginning to tremble in fear that an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens with no strings attached to a border wall or chain migration is making its way through congressional negotiations with the White House's tacit (or confused) approval. Published January 11, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Washington. From left, Trump, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Dear White House: It's not a 'DACA Deal' it's a 'Wall Deal'

Words matter. And how the public perceives things is often dictated by the words used to describe those things. No one knows this lesson better than President Donald Trump who has effectively used labels and names to promote his own ideas and efforts while tearing down and destroying his opponents. Published January 10, 2018

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012, file photo, Ann Coulter gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Delta pushed back at Coulter after the conservative commentator berated the carrier on Twitter over a changed seat assignment for a July 15, 2017, flight from New York to West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Coulter on Trump's immigration meeting: Confirms worst things in Wolff's book

President Donald Trump's "watch how the sausage gets made" meeting with congressional leaders on pending immigration issues was not pleasant television programming for one of his most ardent and vocal supporters. Columnist and author Ann Coulter called it "the worst day of his presidency" while appearing on my daily radio show on WMAL in Washington DC: Published January 10, 2018

How Trump's voter fraud commission was sabotaged from within

Last week President Donald Trump put an end to his commission investigating potential voting irregularities in America. He took to Twitter to blame the lack of cooperation and even direct defiance of many states under the control of Democrats: Published January 9, 2018

It's special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation that are in disarray, not President Trump. The probe has hit a massive speed bump. (Associated Press)

Will Mueller give Trump the same breaks Comey gave Hillary?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly in discussions with the White House over an eventual interview with President Donald Trump in the ongoing probe into alleged meddling by the Russian government in the 2016 presidential election. Published January 9, 2018

Conservative author Ann Coulter (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Coulter on DACA: Deport DREAMers first!

Ann Coulter is a little leery of all the talk in DC about President Trump working out a deal with Chuck and Nancy over a legislative solution for DACA and an amnesty for the DREAMers. Published January 8, 2018

ESPN at it again: Trump's 'a f***ing stupid person'

ESPN's newest star Katie Nolan called President Donald Trump "a f***ing stupid person" on a podcast for Viceland this week, testing the boundaries of the sports network's policies on political commentary from their on-air employees. Published January 5, 2018

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo Steve Bannon, former strategist for President Donald Trump, speaks at a campaign rally for Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward in Scottsdale, Ariz. Ward is running against incumbent Republican Jeff Flake in next year's GOP primary. Some Republican Party leaders warn that conservative candidates with problematic track records like Danny Tarkanian in Nevada or Ward cant win general election battles and will lead the GOP to lose seats in 2018.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Are Bannon's Breitbart days numbered?

Following his criptic Tweet identifying Steve Bannon's new benfactor, enigmatic Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui, Matt Drudge followed up on Twitter with a personal and impassioned plea for a new direction at Breitbart News: Published January 4, 2018

Tweet from Matt Drudge: "Steve Bannon finding opportunity and happiness in the arms of a new billionaire benefactor, Miles Kwok, aka Guo Wen Gui. Mercer is yesterday's mashed potatoes..."

Drudge exposes Bannon's new benefactor

New media pioneer Matt Drudge has used his influential Twitter feed to report that Steve Bannon has squired a new benefactor for his political and media ambitions. Published January 4, 2018

Steve Bannon is quoted extensively dishing dirt on President Trump and his family members in "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House." (Associated Press/File)

Bannon stands alone

Steve Bannon - for one brief, glorious day - unified what had been a fractured, combative and disunified conservative media community (such as it is.) Since the rise of Donald Trump's candidacy in late 2015, the reporters, pundits and thought leaders have been bickering, sniping and debating with each other about the very future of our political movement and the ideological purity of the publications we work for. Published January 4, 2018

Gov. Mitt Romney changed his location on Twitter to Utah just hours after Sen. Orrin Hatch announced his retirement. (Source: Twitter)

Romney changes location to 'Utah' on Twitter: 'The guy is running'

In a sign that may indicate his intention to seek the soon-to-be vacated Senate seat currently held by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney quietly changed his location on Twitter from the Bay State to the Beehive State yesterday. Published January 3, 2018

Glenn Simpson is a founder of Fusion GPS, which has been sued by three of Russia's richest oligarchs for defamation related to the infamous anti-Trump dossier. Fusion is portraying the investors as corrupt bankers in bed with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Associated Press/File)

Fusion GPS honchos deny dossier triggered FBI Russia probe

In a new effort at damage control over the growing toxicity of the so-called Russian dossier, the founders of Fusion GPS - the firm that engineered the unverified political report - have penned a New York Times op-ed and they're targeting Congressional Republicans. Published January 3, 2018