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 May 11, 2004

1,016 Drivers' Licenses Canceled
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) canceled 1,016 licenses of drivers in Northern Virginia who failed to verify that they obtained their licenses legally. The cancellation comes...
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A Decision in Kwame's Favor
Byline: Alvin Williams, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES While he didn't benefit directly from Donald Trump's final hiring decision in the TV reality series, "The Apprentice," Kwame Jackson did benefit directly from a Supreme Court decision made...
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A History of Broken Promises
Byline: Stephen Slivinski, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Just three years ago this month, the Capitol was filled with self-congratulation about the passage of the blueprint of President Bush's first budget. House Budget Chairman Jim Nussle, Iowa...
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Beagle Spells Trouble for Smugglers; Canine Nominated for Honors
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES His main job is agroterrorism and, as a member of the elite Beagle Brigade at Miami International Airport, he is one of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's most loyal employees. Never mind that they call...
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Blood Blockage; Vascular Disease Overlooked by Public
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES People don't drop dead on athletic fields from vascular disease, says Dr. Bruce M. Smith, director of vascular surgery at the Washington Hospital Center in the District. However, those at risk of the...
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Brady on Broadway
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Brady on Broadway Associated Press TV talk-show host Wayne Brady is joining the cast of the long-running Broadway musical revival "Chicago" as the opportunistic Billy Flynn. The performer,...
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Brazil's Farmers See Land Seized; Poor Take Cue from Government, Stake Claims
Byline: Kenneth Rapoza, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES PARANAPOEMA, Brazil - Members of Brazil's most controversial political movement last month occupied 135 private farms - their largest action since 1998. Their leaders promise more land grabs...
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Burdon Finds Nothing New in His 'Life'
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eric Burdon My Secret Life SPV Recordings After all the fond 40th-anniversary remembrances of the arrival of the Beatles, it hurts a little to recall the less-talented bands that followed in their...
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Bush Praises Rumsfeld; President Views Unreleased Photos at the Pentagon
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A grim President Bush yesterday stood shoulder to shoulder with his national defense team at the Pentagon and strongly endorsed Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld. "You are courageously leading our...
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Bush's Family Wary of Baghdad Visit
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's daughters, Jenna and Barbara, feared he would not survive his surprise Thanksgiving visit with the troops in Baghdad. And their mother, first lady Laura Bush, nearly compromised the secrecy...
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Bush to Sanction Syria for Aiding Iraq Fighters; Move Would Curb Exports, Aircraft, Investments
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush will impose strict sanctions soon against Syria, which his administration charges is facilitating the movement of foreign fighters into Iraq and helping supply them with arms. A senior...
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Cabinet Hasn't Motivated Blacks; GOP Seeking More Candidates
Byline: Steve Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration's racially diverse Cabinet so far has not inspired more black Republican candidates, as the party had hoped it would. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, National Security Adviser...
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Congress Heard of Abuses but It Was Just a 'Joke'
Byline: Amy Fagan and Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, noting that the Pentagon put out a press release in January, says Congress should have been aware of Iraqi prisoner abuse accusations. But congressmen...
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Ehrlich Touts Program for Inmate Drug Help
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said yesterday that drugs and violence are the country's biggest problems and that his administration's pilot program to provide drug treatment to non-violent...
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Eight British Soldiers Suspected of Abuse; but Government Claims Proof That Iraq Prisoner Photos Were Faked
Byline: Paul Martin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LONDON - Prime Minister Tony Blair's government, under fire in Parliament for "incompetence and failure," acknowledged yesterday it was investigating eight soldiers for suspected prisoner abuse, including...
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Embracing Sharpton
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Embracing Sharpton "Teresa Heinz Kerry's weekend embrace of the Rev. Al Sharpton hints at a behind-the-scenes struggle between John Kerry and the Rev. Jesse Jackson," Fredric U. Dicker reports, citing...
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EU Letter Tries to Jump-Start WTO Talks; Offers Concessions in Export Subsidies, Investor Rights, Trade Rules
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The European Union yesterday offered key concessions to spur World Trade Organization talks, a move quickly welcomed by the Bush administration. The 25-nation body offered to eliminate export subsidies...
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Fairfax Teen's Hands Cut off; Machete Used in Gang Attack
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Fairfax County teenager yesterday had both his hands cut off with a machete in an attack in Alexandria that police attributed to gang rivalry. The 16-year-old was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where...
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Fatal Prescription Spurs Calls to End Assisted Suicide; Lapses Seen in Oregon Program
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Opponents of assisted suicide say the revelation that a depressed Oregon cancer patient was prescribed lethal drugs under that state's Death With Dignity Act is reason to shut down the nation's only...
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Former Star Officer to Head Troubled Dallas Force; Replaces Department's First Black Police Chief
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DALLAS - A man considered one of the brightest officers on the city's police force before he departed will return as chief - taking over an organization mired in scandal and seriously rising crime rates....
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Google Gmail Jousting
Byline: Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Google Internet search engine embodies the classic tale of the garage-based startup taking on industry Goliaths (like Yahoo) and winning. Upcoming is a likely $25 billion initial...
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Hacker Hysteria; Electronic Ballots Won't Byte Back
Byline: John R. Lott Jr. , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Does fraud threaten the upcoming presidential election? Everyone seems to think so. California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley recently banned 43,000 electronic voting machines this fall...
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In Southeast D.C., It's Every Child Left Behind
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sheila Williams, a parent in the Fort Dupont neighborhood in Southeast and treasurer of the Ward 7 Education Council, says that President Bush "came into office with the No Child Left Behind Act,...
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Iraq Trips Up Bush, Kerry
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A national poll released yesterday suggests that Iraq has become a political quagmire for both President Bush and Democratic rival Sen. John Kerry. The Gallup/CNN/USA Today survey, taken a week after...
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Israel Gives Praise
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Israel gives praise Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon wanted his Christian guests at an Israeli Embassy reception to know how much his country is thankful for their support and prayers. "No words...
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Kerry Accused of Exploiting Scandal; Fund-Raiser Cites Iraqi Prisoner Abuse
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign issued a second mass fund-raising e-mail yesterday based on the Iraqi prisoner abuse situation amid Republican charges that the Democratic candidate is capitalizing...
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Kerry's Patroness
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ever since his 1996 Senate re-election campaign, Sen. John Kerry has made liberal use of millions of dollars from his second wife's inheritance. Now that he has become the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee...
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Legg Mason Growth Doesn't Curb Selling
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Greater activity in the stock market has helped give Legg Mason one of its strongest quarters on record, as more people pay to have their investments managed by the Baltimore company. Legg Mason last week...
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List Is Serendipity for Wordsmiths; Americans Pick Favorite Terms
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The flibbertigibbet was too persnickety, and a kerfuffle ensued. Such talk is music to the ears of many Americans, at least those who have a penchant for English words, which - well - speak to them....
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Low Expectations; Bush Is Much More Than a Mouthpiece
Byline: Gary Anderson, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In doing research for this book, Bill Sammon interviewed President Bush. During the course of the interview, the president invented a new word when he told the author that the media and his...
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M1400 Leaves Little to Desire
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES About a month ago, Intel Corp. announced a new version of its Pentium-M processor, which uses less electricity and leads to longer battery life. At the same time, Austin, Texas-based Motion Computing Inc.,...
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Maryland, Navy Get High Seeds
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rematches, tossups and intriguing story lines abound for the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament - and that's just in this weekend's first round. The tournament committee unveiled its 16-team field yesterday,...
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Metaphors vs. Facts; Suicide Bombers and Violence in Israel
Byline: Tod Lindberg, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JERUSALEM - As a siren and flashing lights stream past an outdoor cafe here, my Israeli dinner companion, an acute observer of manners, tells me to watch the way our Israeli fellow patrons' heads turn -...
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Move Up Saddam's Trial
Byline: Bruce Fein, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Time is out of joint. The miniscule percentage of American soldiers and officers implicated in prisoner and detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere confront charges, trials and punishment...
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Mugabe-Style Revisionism
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I was happy to see The Washington Times condemn the applause for Robert Mugabe at the inauguration of South African President Thabo Mbeki ("Hold the applause," Editorial, Thursday). I was less happy to see The Times...
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Mystics Will Wait on Melvin
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Mystics will go into tonight's first preseason game against the Indiana Fever at MCI Center without their starting center. Chasity Melvin, who led her team, Lotos VBW Clima Gydnia, to its...
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NE Man Charged with Girl's Killing
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. police arrested a Northeast man yesterday in the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl last week. D.C. police Chief Charles H. Ramsey said Raashed Hall, 21, was charged with murder while armed in...
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No Comparison; Today's Yankees Put to Shame by Bronx Bombers of Yore
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The New York Yankees are winning again, which means it's time to rev up the complaining and criticizing. You will hear, with their $183 million payroll and All-Star lineup, that the Yankees are too big, too...
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Of Markets and Men; Left Pushes Suffering over Drug Plan
Byline: Robert Goldberg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's tough being a liberal these days. If you want to maintain your political equilibrium you have a difficult choice: toss your positions overboard or the people you claim to care about....
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O's Have Budget Concerns; Owner Asks for Proposed Cuts
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos asked some of his department heads to propose budget cuts that could reduce spending by as much as 20 percent, The Washington Times has learned. The request comes...
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Pasta Giant in Chapter 11 Status
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The nation's largest pasta manufacturer yesterday filed for bankruptcy as more food companies struggling against the low-carbohydrate diet craze roll out products to boost sluggish sales. New World...
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Photo Plague
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Photo plague A U.S. senator who once lived among the Muslim population in Libya says photos of U.S. military personnel abusing Iraqi prisoners will come back to haunt the United States. "In their...
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Policies Proscribe Forms of Torture; U.S., U.N. Rules Prohibit Use
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. military guidelines and international conventions bar the types of treatment of prisoners depicted in recently released photographs; specifically, mental torture, such as mock executions and abnormal...
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Probe Reopened in 1955 Murder
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Justice Department yesterday reopened an investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Chicago boy whose death in Mississippi served as an early catalyst for the nation's fledgling...
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Ramsey Defends 911 Response; Chief Rejects Comparisons to Other Areas
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Metropolitan Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey yesterday said D.C. residents should not be concerned by city police officers' slower response times to life-threatening emergencies. "You're going to have...
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Red Cross Finds Abuse Pattern in Iraq Prisons
Byline: John Zarocostas, THE WASHINGTON TIMES GENEVA - A report by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) made public yesterday documents a long list of abuses of Iraqi prisoners by coalition forces, including physical and psychological...
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Retailers Woo Teenagers with 'Cool Stuff' at Low Prices
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES High school senior Corinne Fitzgerald of Pasadena is on the lookout for bargains. The fashion-conscious teen shops at favorites such as American Eagle Outfitters, Old Navy and Pacific Sunwear, while...
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Rob and Laura Redux
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rob and Laura redux "The Dick Van Dyke Show" creator Carl Reiner never envisioned Rob Petrie as a pratfall-prone lead, at least not until he got to know the actor who played him. "There was no physical...
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School, Student Settle Flier Suit; Speech Posting Was Called Racial
Byline: Deb McCown, THE WASHINGTON TIMES California Polytechnic State University has settled a lawsuit with a student who was disciplined for posting a flier more than a year ago that some students said was offensive. "This sends a message to...
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Sports Going to the Dogs
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Time and again in recent months, we've been reminded that, well, it's a dog's world. Like yesterday, when it was reported that Mandy Block, recipient of a certificate of bravery from the National Hot Dog and...
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Standing by Rumsfeld
Byline: Frank Gaffney Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES The London Economist Magazine last week emblazoned its front cover with the two-word headline "Resign, Rumsfeld." In so doing, it succinctly captured the gambit embraced lately by many prominent Democrats,...
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Sudan Seated at the Rights Table
Byline: Arnold Beichman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The farce which calls itself the United Nations Human Rights Commission has just elected Sudan as one of its respected members. Sudan is an Islamic state specializing in ethnic cleansing of African blacks....
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Threatening Hong Kong
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Chinese Communists have decided that enough is enough in Hong Kong. Last Wednesday, Beijing ordered a naval battle group into Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor for the first time since the colony's 1997 handover from Britain....
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Tribal Proposal Requires Al-Sadr to Stand Trial
Byline: Annia Ciezadlo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Coalition officials are looking favorably on a deal proposed by Shi'ite tribal leaders that would see Sheik Muqtada al-Sadr face trial, but allow the radical cleric to save face by surrendering...
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Two S. Koreans Charged with Arms Export to China
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal prosecutors in New Haven, Conn., yesterday unsealed an indictment against two South Korean nationals charging them with illegally exporting military helicopter engines and thermal imaging technology...
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U.N. Lists Elements to Shape Transfer Resolution
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.N. Security Council has identified six main elements of a resolution that would endorse the transfer of power from the U.S.-led occupation to Iraqis on June 30, with the continued presence of the...
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Updates on the War
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Yesterday, President Bush underlined his support for the hard fight Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has directed in the war, saying, "Thank you for your leadership ... You are doing a superb job." Notwithstanding the...
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Vietnam War 'Fixation' Endures; Obsession Irks White House
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's top advisers think Democratic opponents and the press have an unhealthy obsession with the Vietnam War that threatens to dominate the re-election campaign against Sen. John Kerry. White...
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Volunteers
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Volunteers * Friends of the National Zoo is recruiting volunteers to serve as interpreters at Kids' Farm, a new exhibit slated to open this spring. For information, call Bob Cmarik at 202/673-4874....
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Water Cannon Finds His Focus
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For Water Cannon, the difference between victory and abject defeat came down to little pieces of plastic. The Maryland gelding lost race after race after race - six straight to start his career - before...
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What Did They Know? When Did They Care?
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What did our important (just ask them) members of Congress know about the abuses at Abu Ghraib Prison, and when did they know it? Several congresspersons conceded yesterday that they knew about the...
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Whither U.S. Unemployment?
Byline: Alfred Tella, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nonfarm payroll jobs rose sharply last month, by 288,000, following an upward revised 337,000 leap in March. It was the eighth monthly gain in a row and was widespread among industries. Notably,...
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