The Washington Times (Washington, DC)

The Washington Times is a conservative newspaper published Monday through Friday by the Washington Times LLC. Its editorial headquarters is in Washington, D.C. and it's been published since 1982. The owner of the Washington Times is the Unification Church.The Washington Times covers local, national and world news, with an emphasis on politics. The paper is known for its conservative slant, since it was founded as a response to the more liberal Washington Post. Readership is nationwide.The fact that Reverend Sun Myung Moon of the Unification Churchfounded The Washington Times has made the paper controversial from its very beginning. The question remains as to how much Sun Myung Moon or his aides influence the editorial content of the paper. In 2003, five staff members resigned when their editorials criticizing South Korea for its political repression were stifled. However, not all readers are critical of the way the Washington Times handles news; it is reported that President Ronald Reagan read the paper every day while in office. Sam Dealey is the executive editor, The Washington Times LLC is named as publisher and Chris Dolan is managing editor.

Articles from December 23, 2008

5 Convicted in Plot to Attack Fort Dix; Sought to Kill American Soldiers
Byline: Ben Conery, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Five would-be jihadists who prosecutors say were inspired by al Qaeda were convicted Monday of plotting to kill as many American soldiers as possible in an attack on Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey, but...
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5 Gems Overlooked (by Us)
Byline: Adam Mazmanian, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With space allocated for one album review per week, it's understandable that Listening Station misses out on the occasional gem. Here's a quick look at five albums that would have earned high marks from...
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Arrest Made in Double Killing; Dale City Teen Held as Suspect
Byline: Joseph Weber, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Dale City, Va., teen who lived blocks away from the victims of a double homicide was arrested Monday in connection with the crime, the Prince William County Police Department said. Investigators said...
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Autos Help Stocks Tumble; Holiday Week Trading Light
Byline: Richard C. Gross, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Signs of a weakening economy, chiefly among domestic and foreign automakers, drove Wall Street down in light trading Monday at the start of a shortened holiday week. All three major indexes advanced...
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Bad Boys Bad to the Bone? No, It's in Genes
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hey, Mr. Nice Guy. That proverbial bad boy has got you beat - a fact familiar to women who prefer James Dean to Alan Alda. It's all in the DNA, according to research released Monday. Genes prompt...
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Bush Doctrine: Half a Bad Rap
Byline: Daniel Gallington, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In his recent speech at West Point, President Bush defended what has been called the Bush Doctrine - the policy known best because of the question ABC's Charlie Gibson sandbagged Sarah Palin...
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Bush Rush
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BUSH RUSH The same high winds that blew into the nation's capital Monday canceled the moving of the delay-plagued aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Newport...
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Bush's Pentagon Appointees Get Brief Extensions; Move Aims to Ease Transition
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is asking many of the Bush administration's 250 Pentagon political appointees to remain on the job until the incoming Obama administration finds replacements - a move designed...
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By the Numbers
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES By the numbers In the 110th Congress, there were 236 Democrats in the U.S. House, 49 in the Senate, and two 'Independents' who caucused with Democrats. Of those 287 congresscritters, 74 were members of...
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Caps Stuck in a Rout; Susceptibility to Big Losses Is an Issue
Byline: Corey Masisak, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Capitals are off to a much better start to this season than last, moving through the campaign as a front-runner instead of one of the teams giving chase. Still, these Caps have shown...
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Celebrate Christmas; If It's Not for You, Don't Knock Others
Byline: Tara Wall, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Festivus for the rest of us! It is an arguably comedic take on an anti-Christmas celebration made popular by the show Seinfeld. The phrase generally draws chuckles with each replay of Frank Costanza revealing...
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CNN Looks Back
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CNN looks back CNN this weekend will air special year-end editions of Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer, "Reliable Source "and"After Party," giving viewers a comprehensive look back at the year in...
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Cockeyed Strategies on Armed Conflict
Byline: James Srodes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES War is too important to be left to the generals is a variation of the quote attributed to Georges Clemenceau, France's great leader during World War I. True enough. But left unanswered is...
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Deflation Cuts Costs but Also Hits Raises
Byline: Mike Causey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most white-collar federal workers in the Washington-Baltimore area are getting a 4.78 percent raise in January. Most federal retirees will be getting a 5.8 percent increase in their annuities next month....
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Doctors Who Defect Left in Limbo; after Arriving in U.S., They Find They Can't Reunite with Families
Byline: Carmen Gentile, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI -- When Cuban physician Marisol Bennette left her homeland for a mandatory assignment in Belize, she told her 11-year-old daughter that she was never coming back. Dr. Bennette, longing for freedom...
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Dunst Gets Restraining Order
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dunst gets restraining order Kirsten Dunst has won a court's protection from a man who she says has trespassed recently at her home. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard E. Rico granted...
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Eastern Kicks off Sunday
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Eastern Open, one of the two biggest events on the local chess calendar, will be back for its 35th year starting Sunday at the Westin City Center hotel downtown. The eight-round Swiss event this year...
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Europeans to Discuss Taking Gitmo Detainees
Byline: Barbara Slavin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES European countries are set to meet next month to discuss taking detainees from Guantanamo Bay if the Obama administration decides, as promised, to close the prison, a German diplomat said Monday. We...
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Fake Paris Mayor Dupes N.Y. Times with Letter
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Oo-la-la. The New York Times was duped Monday by someone posing as the mayor of Paris. The faux French official sent a vitriolic e-mail to the paper critical of Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg's aspirations...
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Feed the Hungry; America Should Lead Global Strategy
Byline: John Block, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES As a former secretary of the Agriculture Department, I have seen the remarkable contributions that Congress and the executive branch have made when it comes to addressing global hunger and feeding...
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Finally, an Opportunity to Exhale; Defense Responds after Blache Sends the Players a Message
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Three days before arguably the Washington Redskins' best defensive performance of the season, Greg Blache already knew what he didn't want to see from his players against the Philadelphia Eagles. ...
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Hoyas Laying a Lot on Line; Improvement on Free Throws Aiding Offense
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After one last dress rehearsal Tuesday night against Florida International, No. 12 Georgetown will put its new product on the line against the brutal Big East. When the Hoyas (8-1) began the season,...
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Mullen Urges Trials for Terror Suspects; Calls for Closure of Training Camps
Byline: Sara A. Carter and Nasir Khan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen urged Pakistani leaders on Monday to prosecute cases against members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the militant...
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No Drama This Year as Terps Thump Eagles
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A collective sigh emanated from the student section at Comcast Center more than six minutes into Monday night's game, a grudging acknowledgment of what had finally happened. American had made its...
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Obama Contact Report Due Tuesday; Transition Team Says Draft Will Clear His Staff from Blagojevich
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President-elect Barack Obama has promised an open transition but, federal open records laws do not apply to his transition team - meaning deliberations, meetings with interest groups or even e-mail communications...
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Obama Economic Plan Has Safety Net; Welfare, Jobless Benefits and States' Needs Targeted
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A big part of President-elect Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan that hasn't received as much attention as its job-creating infrastructure spend- ing will pour billions of dollars into welfare programs...
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Politics the Chicago Way; Corruption Has Long, Colorful Past in City, State
Byline: Jennifer Haberkorn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHICAGO -- A joke that made its way around Illinois in the 1970s was that if Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi wanted to give a local politician $1 million, funneled through a foreign bank, it would...
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Provoking Russia; the Gamble of Poking the Bear
Byline: Muammar Gaddafi, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Once again, the West's policy toward Russia and its addiction to interfering in the affairs of other countries is having dangerous effects on the rest of the world. The seeds for the current...
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Qualified for Congress?
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Vacant seats in the United States Senate have been or will be created in Illinois, Delaware and New York because of the actual or impending resignations of President-elect Barack Obama, Vice President-elect...
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Road Back for GOP
Byline: Ron Nehring, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With Washington in near-total Democrat hands for the next two years, our party's best opportunity for advancement lies in the states. Historically, the first mid-term election of a new president...
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States Set to Impose Bevy of New Taxes; Likely to Prolong Recession, Critics Say
Byline: Donald Lambro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Governors want to levy higher taxes next year on clothes, soft drinks, gasoline, auto licenses and other items that likely will hit low- and middle-income families struggling to make ends meet in a deepening...
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Struggling Stevenson Gives Himself a Seat
Byline: Mike Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mired in a slump that has him posting career-low numbers, Washington Wizards shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson benched himself. Stevenson, who this season is averaging just 7.6 points on a career-worst...
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Suisham Still Has Zorn's Support
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Redskins kicker Shaun Suisham struggled again in Sunday's 10-3 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, coming up well short from 54 yards with the wind at his back. He has made just two of seven attempts beyond...
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Tables Turn on FBI Agent in Stevens' Case; Complaint Echoes Accusations
Byline: Ben Conery, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An investigator in the Sen. Ted Stevens case is now being accused in U.S. District Court in the District of doing the same things that led to the Alaska Republican's convictions. A whistleblower complaint...
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Take Your Pick: Who Is the NFL Mvp?
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A. Adrian Peterson, Vikings - The NFL's top running back has 1,657 yards and nine TDs on 342 carries for Minnesota. If you gave the league's GMs a choice of any back in the league, Peterson might sweep...
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Teaching Religion; U.S. Textbooks Distort History, Christianity
Byline: Tony Blankley, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES I recently read a book that deserves the widest possible readership. The book is The Trouble with Textbooks - Distorting History and Religion by Gary A. Tobin and Dennis R. Ybarra. I have never...
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The Amazing Grace of Christmas Morn
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The malls and the Main Streets will soon fall silent. The ringing cash registers and the happy cries of children will be but ghostly echoes across silent streets as hearths beckon, gathering friends and...
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The SEC's Next Shoe
Byline: Frank J. Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Securities and Exchange Commission has had a very bad couple of months. As a result of its successive oversight failures and selective enforcement of the nation's securities laws and regulations,...
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To Men with Hearts
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the story of Jesus is retold this Christmas season, perhaps it would be good to remember other Josephs who have graciously agreed to support and raise children that are not their own. As Christians...
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Toyota Projects Loss for Fiscal '09; Recession Felt by Japanese
Byline: David M. Dickson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES American auto companies have been bashed repeatedly for their failure to sell cars, but the gem of the auto world is proving it is not immune to the same pressures after Toyota Motor Corp. divulged...
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Trains, Planes and Automobiles
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES For the District, it is no big deal. Another big event that requires all hands on deck. For visitors and out-of-towners who have never been to a presidential inauguration or even to the nation's capital, it could be...
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U.N. Agreement and Disagreement
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Can't we all just get along? Well, sometimes, judging from a trio of U.N. developments in recent days. On the positive side, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution, proposed in person...
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Unfounded Health Scares
Byline: Elizabeth Whelan, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In recent years, Americans have been scared to death by strident claims of toxins and "carcinogens lurking in our environment. But 2008 seems to have produced its own unique bumper crop of...
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Week 16
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FIVE THINGS LEARNED IN WEEK 16 The Lions aren't good. OK, that has been known that since they gave up 21 points in the first quarter of their season opener. But the 42-7 beating applied by the Saints...
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Why Do Retailers Fear Using the Word 'Christmas'?
Byline: Peter J. Parisi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the fall 2008 edition of FYI Alexandria, which the city bills as Alexandria's Official Resident Newsletter, a front-page blurb announced: City Seeks 2008 Holiday Tree. Alexandria at the time was...
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Yet Not Weary at the Front
Byline: Lyle Jackson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES During a brief visit back home prior to my deployment to Iraq this past June, I discovered that one of my closest friends and I shared distinctly different views on the wars we have been fighting...
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Zorn Is Catching His Breath and Foe with His Pants Down
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sunday's game between the Washington Redskins and the San Francisco 49ers may not seem like much on paper. But it has some real marquee potential - the coach formerly known as the worst coach in America...
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