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Larry O'Connor

Larry O'Connor was a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Larry O'Connor

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

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson decided last week to invoke the Fifth Amendment rather than testify under subpoena before a special House Republican task force that is collecting evidence to show an extensive, election year, anti-Trump conspiracy. (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

Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton's top aides from her time in the State Department and again on the campaign trail, had shared the laptop with now-estranged husband Anthony Weiner. (Associated Press)

'Jail!' Trump's right to call for DOJ action on Abedin, Comey

The president is right in publicly asking what any normal American learning of these revelations is asking himself: "How is Huma Abedin not in jail?" Further, Trump asks the secondary question that begs to be answered: "What in hell was James Comey doing with his investigation and how could Clinton and Abedin be exonerated by the former FBI Director?" Published January 2, 2018

In this Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, photo taken by an individual not employed by The Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, a university student attends a protest inside Tehran University while a smoke grenade is thrown by anti-riot Iranian police, in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo, File)

NY Times sides with Iranian regime over murdered protesters

We have an early front-runner for the 2018 Walter Duranty Award for propping up evil regimes by repeating authoritarian propaganda. Fittingly, the dubious distinction belongs to a writer for Duranty's alma mater, the New York Times. Published January 2, 2018

Screen shot of Birkenstock search at

Birkenstock slams Amazon over knockoffs

German footwear manufacturer Birkenstock went after Amazon Friday for allowing sales of cheap, knock-off versions of the iconic, hippie sandals. Published December 22, 2017

In this Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, then-Deputy National Security Adviser For Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) **FILE**

D.C. reporters can't get enough of Ben Rhodes' echo chamber

It is now historic fact that reporters in Washington DC were lied to and fooled by the Obama Administration with regard to the Iran nuclear deal. We know this because the architect of the fiction that was woven for the benefit of these eager young journalists has openly bragged about it. Published December 22, 2017

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes an appearance on "The Daily Show" for its Song for Women 2017. (Image: YouTube, "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" screenshot)

Hillary Clinton planning role in 2018 elections

In what can only be interpreted as a Christmas gift to Republicans, The Hill is reporting that failed Democratic candidate for president, Hillary Clinton, is mulling her role in the 2018 mid-term elections, and some Democrats are thrilled with the idea: Published December 22, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., right, appear before the House Rules Committee asking to add protections to the government funding bill for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as "dreamers," on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi pressures Ryan on Russia probe

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has sent a letter to Speaker Paul D. Ryan imploring him to continue the House investigation into alleged meddling by the Russian government in the 2016 presidential election. Published December 22, 2017

After a meeting voting to end net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai answers a question from a reporter, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Google wants the Internet to stay free and open, so they spiked a conservative video

By now you've seen (or at least heard about) the video of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai donning a Santa suit, twiddling a figit spinner and wielding a lightsaber all in the name of tamping down lefty hysteria over the removal of 2-year-old Obama-era Internet regulations falsely described as "net neutrality." Published December 18, 2017

Vermont Patrick Leahy questions judicial nominees during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Nov. 15, 2017. (Image: YouTube, Washington Free Beacon)

Dem Senators Regret Calling For Franken's Resignation

Politico is reporting that many Democrat Senators who called for the resignation of alleged serial groper Al Franken are now having second thoughts over their public preening and virtue signaling Published December 18, 2017